The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

10/8 Dinner


Baked 4 Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach, Artichoke, Mozzarella, Parmesan,

Goat Cheese, Blue Cheese, Corn Tortilla Chips $8



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


Hawaiian Pork Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Pork Chop, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Pineapple,

Red Onion, Swiss, Arugula, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $14



Thai Shrimp

White Shrimp, Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Celery,

King Trumpet Mushrooms, Rainbow Chard, Bok Choy,

Spicy Ginger & Basil Thai Sauce, Over Jasmine Rice $15