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.

4/2 Lunch



Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Italian Sausage Sub

Red & Green Bell Peppers, Red Onion,

Provolone, Basil Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Romaine,

Swiss, Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Pork Belly Sandwich

Red Cabbage Slaw, Sunny Side Egg,

Arugula, House BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13