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.

2/1 Brunch





Cucumber Salad

Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Tiny Farms Arugula,

Citrus-Basil Vinaigrette, Toasted Almonds, Carrot Oil, Balsamic Reduction $10




Roasted Pork Loin, Swiss Cheese,

Mornay, Sunny Side Egg on an English Muffin

Served Fries or Salad $9



Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion,

Adobo-Lime Aioli on Brioche

Served with fries or Salad $12


Pork Sausage Hash

Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts,

 Bacon, Spaghetti Squash, Shallots, Green Pepper Relish,

 Sunnyside Eggs, Hollandaise $12



Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14