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.

7/19 Brunch

Heirloom Tomatoes

Ellerbe Creek & Bluebird Meadows Tomatoes, Basil,

Mozzarella Burrata, 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 house-made biscuit

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Grits & Collards

Hickory Bacon, Broiled Goat Cheese, Poached Farm Egg,

Creamed Collards, SC White Grits, Brava Sauce $12



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14