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.






Baked Pita

Greek Feta, Spinach, Pickled Red Onions,

Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette $6



Pork Belly Salad

Crispy Pork Lardon, Red Onion, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers,

Arugula, Croutons, Parmesan, Sweet Paprika Vinaigrette $11




House Cured Corned Beef, German Sauerkraut,

Russian Dressing, Swiss on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Wild Hash and Eggs

Wild Boar Sausage, Jalapeno Scrambled Eggs, Braised Brussels Sprouts,

Grey Dove Mushrooms, Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper,

Roasted Potatoes, Chipotle Lime Crema $13



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Coffee Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14