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.

10/24 Dinner


Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Chipotle Honey Mustard

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Arugula Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Fuji Apples,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Walnuts,

Arugula, Honey Mint Vinaigrette $11



Brisket Sandwich

Slow Roasted Brisket, Smoked Mozzarella,

Arugula, French Dip Jus on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Beer Braised Pork Tostadas (3)

Slow Braised Pork, Romaine,

House Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream,

Tomatillo Sauce on Corn Tortillas $12

Add Guacamole $2



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13