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.

12/3 Dinner






Baked Feta Pita

Feta Cheese, Arugula,

Roasted Red Peppers, Pickled Red Onion

Toasted Almonds, Honey Thyme Dressing $8



Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Honey Chipotle  

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Wild Mushroom Salad

Maitake & Trumpet Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots,

Roasted Walnuts, Arugula, Truffle Yuzu Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chicken Liver Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Liver, Creamy Cole Slaw,

Pickled Okra Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12

Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $15