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.

2/25 Lunch




Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Red Peppers & Onion, Hardboiled Egg,

B & B Farm Greens, Biscuit Croutons, Orange-Pimentón Vinaigrette $9



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Spicy Chicken Tacos

Pulled Chicken, Sambal, Goat Cheese,

 Arugula, Pickled Onions on Corn Tortillas $10



Fried Chicken Pita

Butternut Squash Salsa, House Pickles,

Tiny Farms Arugula, Whipped Asiago on a Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12