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.

10/1 lunch


Hummus & Pita Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Green Olives,

Pickled Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Balsamic Syrup $6



Honey Basil Salad

Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Feta, Croutons,

Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens, Honey Basil Vinaigrette $11



Vegan BBQ Sandwich

Blueberry Chipotle Vegan BBQ, Pickled Red Onions,

Cashew & Almond Milk Slaw on Ciabatta Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Short Rib Hash

Red Wine Braised Short Rib, Roasted Potato,

Bell Peppers, Sunny Egg,

Beef Aus Jus $13



Elk Sausage Philly

Elk, Pear, Apple & Port Wine Sausage, Provolone, Arugula,

Sautéed Bell Peppers & Onions, Jalapeno Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13