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.

6/26 Lunch

Padrón Peppers

Fried Padrón Peppers tossed in Sea Salt, Brava Sauce, Smoked Onion Relish $6



Blackberry Salad

Baby Spinach, Shaved Carrots, Pickled Shallots,

Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette $9



Speck Panini

Smoked Prosciutto, Banana Peppers, Red Onion,

Arugula, Goat Cheese on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Bologna Sandwich

Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento Cheese,

Sunny Side Egg, Pickled Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Veggie Taco (3)

Bluebird Meadows Squash, Corn, Red Bell Peppers,

Crimini Mushrooms, Daylily Flowers, Honey Crème on Flour Tortillas $12