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.

3/24 Lunch






Summer Squash Salad

Shaved Red Onion, Roasted Squash & Zucchini, Goat Cheese,

 Mixed Greens, Balsamic Reduction, Sumac Vinaigrette $9




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Italian Sausage

Red Pepper, Onion, Whole Grain Dijon Mustard,

Provolone, Mustard Greens on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Red Onion,

 Arugula, Swiss, Honey Dijon on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12