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.

11/12 Dinner


Chicken Wings (8)

 Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo,

or Chipotle Honey Mustard with Blue Cheese Dip $9



 Hummus Pita Bake

Hummus, Feta, Roasted Red Peppers,

Pine Nuts, Arugula, Balsamic Syrup Drizzle $8



Sweet Fall Salad

Funny Girl Farm Watermelon Radish, Shallots,

Golden Raisins, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Arugula,

Sweet Wine Vinaigrette $11



Smokey BLT

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Smoked Gouda, Jalapeno Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Bison Mac’s

Seasoned Bison, Smoked Gouda, Fed Sauce,

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish on Brioche Rolls

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Roasted Beet Ravioli

Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese & Marcona Almond Ravioli,

Funny Girl Farm Icicle Radish, Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach,

Beech Mushrooms, Sweet Corn Soubise $15