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.

8/12 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Watermelon Salad

Bluebird Meadows Watermelon, Red Onion,

Granny Smith Apples, Cucumber, Feta, Arugula,

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Bacon & Onion Melt

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Swiss, Provolone, Orange Marmalade on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Vegetarian Lasagna

Button Mushrooms, Squash, Zucchini,

Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella,

Red Wine Marinara $14



Shrimp Alfredo

White Shrimp & Herb Filled Ravioli, Asparagus, Spinach, Squash,

Bluebird Meadows Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini,

Pink Alfredo Sauce $15