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.

12/1 Lunch








Baked Feta Pita

Feta Cheese, Arugula,

Roasted Red Peppers, Pickled Red Onion

Toasted Almonds, Honey Thyme Dressing $8



Red Pepper & Tahini Salad

Roasted Red Peppers, Cucumbers, Carrots, Feta,

Roasted Walnuts, Arugula, Tahini Vinaigrette $12



Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions

Cheddar, Swiss, Caramelized Onions on Sourdough

Served with Tomato Basil Soup $10



Wild Boar Sandwich

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Romaine, Tomato, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Provolone, Whole Grain Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13