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.

4/28 Dinner




“Short Cake” Salad

Arugula, Strawberry, Cucumber, Shaved Carrot,

Feta, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Biscuit Croutons $9




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Asian BBQ Wings (8)

Chopped Peanuts, Cilantro,

Carrots & Celery, Blue Cheese Sauce $9



Oyster Po’Boy

Romaine, Red Onion,

 Tomato, Mayonnaise on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



NC Wahoo Taco (3)

Braised Bok Choy, Shallots, Shiitake,

Micro Kale, Soy Ginger Sauce on Corn Tortillas $15