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.

3/17 Lunch




Cucumber Salad

Roasted Tomato, Shaved Radish, Pickled Shallots, Goat Cheese,

 Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens, Rosemary-Thyme Vinaigrette $9


Pesto Ham & Cheese

Smoked Ham, Roasted Tomato, Red Onion,

Cheddar, Pesto on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Arugula,

Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Roast Beef Sandwich

Crispy Fried Shallots, Lettuce, Tomato,
House Pickles, Garlic-Sriracha Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13