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.

8/1 Brunch




Chicken Salad Sandwich

Roasted Chicken, Bacon, Romaine, Red Onion on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Sausage, Egg & Cheese

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Sunny Side Duck Egg,

Havarti, Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Lamb Hash

Ellerbe Creek Okra, Fried Fairytale Eggplant, Sweet Potatoes,

Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Farm Pepper Relish $14



NC Trout

Deviled Sweet Potatoes, Shiitake, Lollipop Kale,

SC White Grits, Sunny Side Egg, Lemon-Sherry Pesto $16