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.

3/2 Dinner






Marinated Kale Salad

Braised Beets, Roasted Tomato, Biscuit Croutons,

Balsamic Reduction, Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette $9



Speck Panini

Smoked Prosciutto, Butternut Squash Salsa,

Goat Cheese, Beer Mustard on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Slow Cooked Collards, Cheddar,

Pickled Onions, Texas Pete Aioli

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Rabbit Biscuit

Sous Vide Rabbit Thigh, House-Made Biscuit, Prosciutto,

Mushrooms, Rabbit Gravy, 6 Minute Egg $16