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.

3/25 Dinner



Chicken Wings (8)

Insanity, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Duck Liver and Oyster Mushroom Pâté

French Mustards, Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow-Chow,

 Habanero Relish, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $13



Chorizo Salad

Spanish Chorizo, Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes,

Carrots, Shallots, Arugula, Chorizo Vinaigrette $12



BBQ Sandwich

Sliced Roasted Pork, Brussel Sprout Slaw, Red

Onion, Swiss, Southern BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

 Served with Fries or Salad $11



3 Bean Chili

Ground Beef, Strip Steak, Bacon, Celery, Carrots, Onion

Red & White Beans, Cheddar and Sour Cream

Over Cilantro-Lime Jasmine Rice $14



Ahi Tuna Sandwich

Raw Seared NC Ahi Tuna, Arugula, Tomato,

Red Onion, Sweet Saffron Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $16