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.

3/8 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle Barbeque, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Duck Liver & King Trumpet Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam & Habanero Pepper Relish,

 French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Potato Salad

Roasted Fingerlings, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado,

Lima Beans, Toasted Almonds, Parmesan, Arugula

Sesame Herb Dressing$10



Roasted Turkey Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Turkey Breast, Pickled Red Onion,

 Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, Arugula, Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita,

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Pork Loin Sandwich

Gravy Braised Pork Loin, Romaine, Tomato, Fried Shallots,

Provolone, Highland Cherry Mocha Stout BBQ Sauce

Served with Fries or Salad $12



3x3 Vegan Chili

Beluga Lentils, Kidney Beans, Chick Peas, Tomatoes, Onions, Bourbon,

Guajillo, Ancho & New Mexico Red Chiles, Avocado, Cilantro,

Over Jasmine Rice $13