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.

4/16 Lunch



Smoked Salmon Salad

Ellerbe Creek Farm Mixed Greens, Micro Kale,

Cucumber, Tomato, & Carrot, Yogurt-Dill Dressing $10



Salami Panini

Havarti, Red Onion, Banana Pepper, Arugula,

Smoked Tomato Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad$10


Sweet Potato Sub

Fried Sweet Potato, Red Pepper, Mustard Greens,

Tomato, Spicy Garlic Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Soft-shell Crab Po’Boy

Cajun Cole Slaw,

Creole Tartar Sauce on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $16