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.

2/15 Brunch

Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Butternut Squash Biscuit

House-made Biscuits, Fried Butternut Squash,

Avocado, Double Cream Brie, Poached Eggs, Tomato Gravy $9


BBQ Omelette

Pulled Pork, Shallot & Red Cabbage Slaw,

House BBQ Sauce, Scallion

Served with Fries or a Salad $10


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Pork Porterhouse

Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Red Peppers,

Mushrooms, Herb Potatoes, Sunny Side Eggs, Hollandaise $16