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.

4/29 Lunch




“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



Duck in the Hole

Fried Duck Egg, Hollandaise, Fried Bologna,

 Banana Peppers, Arugula in Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Oyster Po’Boy

Romaine, Red Onion, Tomato,

 Creole Mayonnaise on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12