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.

3/13 Lunch




Apple Salad

Shaved Radish, Pickled Shallots,

6 Minute Egg, Mixed Greens, Feta,

Toasted Almonds, Sumac Vinaigrette $10


Chicken Panini

Roasted Chicken Breast, Pickled Red Onion,

Spinach, Smoked Gouda, Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



BBQ Sandwich

Smoked Pork Leg, Red Cabbage Slaw,

Apple-Bacon BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Oyster Po’Boy

Fried Oysters, Pickled Red Onion,

Arugula, Smoked Tomato Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $11



NY Strip Cheesesteak

Sliced NY Strip, Red Peppers, Mushrooms,

Red Onion, Provolone, Russian Dressing on a Sub Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14