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.

10/13 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

 Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver, Bacon & Mushroom Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Bluebird Meadows Salad

Bluebird Meadows Daikon, Watermelon & Black Spanish Radish,

Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Shaved Carrot, Pine Nuts, Parmesan,

Arugula, Lonerider Tres Vaqueros Vinaigrette $12




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Korean BBQ Tacos (3)

Korean BBQ Braised Short Rib, Red Onion, Bell Peppers,

Pickled Red Onion, Fickle Creek Farm Shiro Bok Choy

Sweet Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Drunken Fried Chicken

Marinated Fried Chicken, Beech Mushrooms,

Blue Bird Meadows Dino Kale & Shaved Radish,

Napa Cabbage Bacon Kim Chi over Coconut Jasmine Rice $16