The Federal

Celebrating 15 Years In Durham’s Historic Brightleaf District

The Federal first opened in March of 2004, after three guys got together and saw a need for a solid neighborhood bar that celebrated Durham. But not just any neighborhood bar, one that served simple but fantastic food, that would exceed expectations. And with this good food came good beer – 14 micros from around the country and a solid bottle selection.

12/17 Lunch





Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Pickled Red Onion,

Garlic-Parsley, Cajun Remoulade $6



Sprouts Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Peppers, Shaved Carrot & Radish,

 Arugula, Alfalfa Sprouts, Honey Cucumber Vinaigrette $10




House Cured Corned Beef, German Sauerkraut,

 Swiss Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Chicken Liver Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Liver, Provolone,

Pickled Onion & Red Cabbage Slaw,

Bacon & Chive Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Three Meat Chili

Ox Tail, Lamb, Beef Short Rib, White Beans,

Kidney Beans, Carrots, Onions, Garlic Tomatoes, Spices,

 Over Jasmine Rice $14