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.

4/10 Lunch




Spring Greens Salad

B & B Farms Mixed Greens, Micro Kale, Watercress,

Shaved Radish & Carrot, Goat Cheese, Ginger Dressing $9



Wild Boar Sub

Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Spinach,

 Braised Cabbage, Herb Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Roasted Turkey Sandwich

House BBQ Sauce, Bacon, Brie,

 Red Onion, Tomato, Arugula on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Sweet Red Cabbage Slaw, 

Spicy Garlic Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12