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.

4/17 Lunch



Smoked Brisket Sandwich

Red Dragon Cheese (English Mustard & Beer),

Ellerbe Creek Farms Mustard Greens on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Smoked Salmon Panini

Pickled Red Onion, Sliced Tomato, Baby Arugula,

Saffron Cream Cheese on Pumpernickel

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Lamb Wrap

Avocado, Tomato, Ellerbe Creek Farms Spinach,

Yogurt-Dill Dressing on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Soft-shell Crab Po’Boy

Cajun Cole Slaw,

Creole Tartar Sauce on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $16