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.

9/9 Green Man Brewery Tap Takeover Dinner


-Green Man Brewery Tap Takeover-


Heirloom Tomato Salad

Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Red Onion, Pickled Radish,

 Mixed Greens, Roasted Pine Nuts, Parmesan, Citrus-Champagne Vinaigrette $11



Chicken Liver & Cherry Smoked Bacon Pâté

Bacon, Tomato & Rosemary Jam, Blackberry Jam, French Mustards,

Capers, Pickled Okra, Balsamic Syrup, Crostini $12

-Pair with Green Man Westside Connection IPA $3 8oz, $5.50 16oz-



Italian Salami Sandwich

Felino Red Wine Salami, Cherry Smoked Pecorino,

Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion, Herbed Dijon on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12

-Pair with Green Man ESB $3 8oz, $5.50 16oz-


Sea Scallop Linguini

Scallops Seared in Garlic, Parsley & Chablis, House Linguini,

Swiss Chard, Ellerbe Creek October Beans, Smoked Butternut Sauce $14

-Pair with Green Man Porter $3 8oz, $5.50 16oz-


Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Garlic-Rosemary Mashed Potatoes, Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage Gravy,

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots, Caramelized Onions $16

-Pair with Green Man IPA $3 8oz, $5.50 16oz-