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.

10/4 Dinner

Zucchini Fries

Lightly Battered Zucchini

With Fed Sauce $7



Roasted Pineapple Salad

Roasted Pineapple, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red’s Farm Hakurei Turnips, Goat Cheese,

 Roasted Walnuts, Spinach White Wine-Honey Vinaigrette $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Apples, Swiss,

Arugula, Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Korean BBQ Steak Sandwich

Marinated Flank Steak, Bell Peppers, Arugula, Jalapeno Aioli,

Red Onion, Button Mushrooms, Smoked Gouda on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14



Mediterranean Shrimp

Garlic Sautéed White Shrimp, Squash, Zucchini,

Pink & Grey Oyster Mushrooms, Green Beans, Feta,

Kalamata Olives, Lemon-Basil Marinara, Orzo $16