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.

1/20 Dinner









Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8        



Mushroom Basil Salad

Roasted Button Mushrooms, Carrots, Cherry Tomato,

Roast Asparagus, Toasted Almonds, Arugula,

Citrus Basil Vinaigrette $11




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Apple & Beer Braised Pork Belly Tacos (3)

Apples, Carrots, Celery, Spinach on Flour Tortillas,

Southern Pines Ba Dunkel Dunk Apple BBQ Sauce $13



Moroccan Lamb

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb Leg, Onions,

Saffron-Cilantro Jasmine Rice, Green Curry Sauce $15