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.

9/6 Brunch




Heirloom Tomato Salad

Ellerbe Creek & Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Red Onion,

Pickled Radish, Arugula, Roasted Almonds, Champagne Grapefruit Vinaigrette $10



Turkey Panini

Sugar Bacon, French Brie, House Walnut Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12




Fried Bratwurst, German Sauerkraut,

 Dijon Mustard, Guglhupf Bretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Moroccan Shrimp n’ Grits

Marinated NC Shrimp, SC White Grits, Onions, Mushrooms,

Ellerbe Creek Sweet Peppers, Squash, Zucchini, Hollandaise $13



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14