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.

11/17 Dinner



Squash Noodle Salad

Squash, Zucchini & Carrot Noodles, Goat Cheese,

Cherry Tomatoes, Granny Smith Apples, Arugula,

White Wine Vinaigrette $8



Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Chipotle Honey Mustard

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Sweet Fall Salad

Funny Girl Farm Watermelon Radish, Shallots,

Golden Raisins, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Arugula,

Sweet Wine Vinaigrette $11



Vegan Blueberry BBQ Sandwich

Butler’s Soy Curls, Pickled Red Onion,

Arugula, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Sweet Chili Steak Tacos (3)

Marinated Flank Steak, Bell Peppers, Shallots,

Arugula, Sweet Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Smoked Coffee & Left Hand Stout Brisket

8hr Smoked Coffee Brisket, Roasted Maitake Mushrooms,

Sautéed Corn, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Spinach,

Brisket Red Eye Gravy, Corn Cream $15