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.

1/9 Dinner



Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Honey Mustard Salad

Cucumbers, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes,

Feta, Toasted Almonds, Spinach,

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon,

Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion, Swiss,

Jalapeno Aioli, on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Highland Black Watch Tacos (3)

Beer Braised Beef Short Rib, Arugula, Watermelon Radish,

Pickled Onion, Black Watch BBQ Sauce $13



                                                  Not You’re Average Chili Cheese Fries

House Made Slow Cooked Chili, Cheddar Cheese,

Sour Cream $12