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.

10/28 Dinner


Buffalo Fried Artichokes

Buttermilk Battered Artichokes, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Sauce $8



Farm Radish Salad

Funny Girl Farm Radish, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Almonds,

Arugula, Sweet Shallot Vinaigrette $11



Spicy Salami Melt

Spicy Tuscan Salami, Guacamole, Roasted Red Peppers,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Carne Asada Tacos (3)

Marinated Flank Steak, Cilantro,

House Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream on Corn Tortillas $11

Add Guacamole $2



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