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 Dinner


Buffalo Fried Mushrooms

Buttermilk Battered Crimini, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese 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



Beef & Veggie Chili

2 Bean Chili with Beef, Squash, Mushrooms, Carrots,

 Pimentos, Onions & Jalapenos, Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Cheddar,

House Tomatillo Sauce, Sour Cream, Scallions $12

Add Bacon $1



Green Bench Sunshine City IPA Braised Short Rib

Slow Braised, Chili Rubbed Short Rib, Button Mushrooms,

Spinach, Russet Potato Butter, Au Jus $14