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.

10/2 Dinner

Chicken Wings (8)

 Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Honey Basil Salad

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

Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens, Honey Basil Vinaigrette $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Apples,

Arugula, Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Mako Shark Tacos (3)

Pan Seared Mako, Bell Peppers,

Red Onions, Arugula, Pineapple Salsa

On Flour Tortillas $13



Chicken Duxelle

Roast Chicken Breast, Spinach,

Pink & Grey Oyster Mushroom Duxelle

Mashed Sweet Potatoes $16