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.

8/30 Dinner




Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Green Pepper Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Green Tomato Salad

Marinated Green Tomatoes, Bluebird Meadows Radish & Sweet Peppers,

Shaved Carrot, Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Champagne-Rosemary Vinaigrette $12




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Pork Belly

Epic Tart n’ Juicy Braised Pork Belly, Pineapple, Asparagus,

Bluebird Meadows Sweet Peppers & Candy Red Onions,

Pineapple & Tart N’ Juicy Au Jus $15




Chipotle Braised Flank Steak, Tomatoes, Arugula,

Caramelized Onions, Sautéed Bell Peppers,

Bells Two Hearted Beer & Cheese Sauce on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $15