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.

4/4 Lunch

Pork Belly

B & B Farms Spinach, Granny Smith Apple, Brandy Onion Jam,

Feta, Smoked Tomato Aioli, Biscuit Croutons $12


Italian Sausage Sub

Red & Green Bell Peppers, Slaw,

Provolone, Honey Mustard on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fiddlehead Ferns, Oyster Mushrooms, Pickled Squash,

Tomato Brioche, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14