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.

1/13 Lunch






Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Chicken Wings (8)

 Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Honey Chipotle

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Crispy Fried Potatoes & Shallots,

Bacon, Cheddar, Pico de Gallo, Arugula,

Cilantro-Sour Cream Vinaigrette $12



Roast Sirloin Sandwich

Herb & Pepper Rubbed Sirloin, Roasted Bell Peppers, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Green Curry Sauce on a Fried Pretzel Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Smoked Pork Belly Chili Cheese Fries

Smoked Pork Belly & Bacon Chili with Carrots, Onions, Squash,

Zucchini, Roasted Sweet Corn, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream

Over Fed Fries $12

Add Guacamole $3


                                                             Steamed Mussels Frites        

Spicy Andouille Spread, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Duck Broth, Fed Frites $16