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.

7/18 Brunch

Padrón Peppers

Fried Padrón Peppers tossed in Red Sea Salt,

Brava Sauce, Wild Ramp Relish $6


Heirloom Tomatoes

Ellerbe Creek & Bluebird Meadows Tomatoes, Basil,

Black Pepper Goat Cheese, Opal Basil Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup $9



Hickory Bacon, Apples, Romaine, Onion,

Havarti, Dijon on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Sausage, Egg & Cheese

Hot Italian Sausage, Pimento Cheese,

Sunny Side Duck Egg, Pickled Onions on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Pork Chop

Sautéed Okra & Smoked Corn,

Red Cabbage Slaw, SC White Grits $15