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.

10/27 Lunch

Fried Artichoke Hearts

Buttermilk Battered Artichokes

With Fed Sauce $8



Arugula Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Fuji Apples,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Walnuts,

Arugula, Honey Mint Vinaigrette $11



Habanero Cheddar Melt

Guacamole, Roasted Red Peppers,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11

Add Bacon $1



Beer Braised Short Rib Tostadas (3)

Slow Braised Short Rib, Romaine, Tomatillo Sauce,

House Pico de Gallo, on Corn Tortillas $12

Add Guacamole $2



Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomatoes on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13