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.

4/8 Lunch




Micro Kale Salad

B & B Farms Mixed Greens, Cucumber, Roasted Tomato,

Carrot, Watercress, Goat Cheese, Ginger Vinaigrette $9



Brisket Panini

Charred Onion, Tomato, Swiss, Honey Mustard,

 Horseradish Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Wild Boar Sandwich

Boar & Cranberry Sausage, B & B Farms Spinach,

 Braised Cabbage, Herb Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Bread & Butter Pickle Slaw, Serrano Chile,  

Garlic Sriracha Aioli on Brioche

Served with fries or Salad $12