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.

3/3 Lunch







Marinated Kale Salad

Braised Beets, Roasted Tomato, Biscuit Croutons,

Balsamic Reduction, Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette $9




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



NY Strip Cheesesteak

Red Peppers, Lettuce, Onions, Provolone,

Bacon & Chive Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Slow Cooked Collards, Cheddar,

Pickled Onions, Texas Pete Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12