The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

5/18 Dinner

Specials

 

 

Chicken Wings (8)

 Insanity Hot, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9

 

 

Duck Liver, Rosemary & Sage Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Elderberry Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

 

Strawberry Salad

Fresh Lyon Farms Strawberries, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers, Arugula,

Parmesan, Toasted Almonds, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $11

 

 

B.L.A.  2.0

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Avocado,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Imperial Stout BBQ Sauce on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Steak Tacos (3)

Beer Braised Hanger Steak, Chipotle BBQ Sauce,

House Pico de Gallo, Guacamole on Flour Tortillas $13

 

 

Steamed Mussels Linguini

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Bluebird Meadows Swiss Chard,

Cherry Tomatoes, Sherry Cream Sauce on House Linguini $14