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.

10/31 Dinner


Beef & Veggie Chili

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

 Pimentos, Onions & Jalapenos, Cheddar, Sour Cream

Cup/Bowl $4/$7



Farm Radish Salad

Funny Girl Farm Radish, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Almonds,

Arugula, Sweet Shallot Vinaigrette $11



Spicy Salami Melt

Spicy Tuscan Salami, Roasted Red Peppers,

Guacamole, Smoked Gouda on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



BBQ Short Rib Tacos (3)

Slow Braised BBQ Short Rib, Cilantro,

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

Add Guacamole $2


Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13