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.

5/26 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

Insanity Hot, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Blackberry Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Sweet Paprika Salad

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Bluebird Meadows Radish,

Bell Peppers, Cucumber, Toasted Walnuts, Arugula,

Sweet Paprika Vinaigrette $11




Hickory Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Cheddar, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Drunken Venison

Venison & Blueberry Sausage, Drunken Goat Cheese,

Sweet Bell Pepper Relish, Whole Grain Mustard on Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fresh NC Black Tip Shark

Pan Seared Marinated Black Tip, Garlic Butter Sautéed Morels,

Bluebird Meadows Chioggia Beets, Asparagus $16