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.

11/24 Lunch



 Hummus Pita Bake

Hummus, Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers,

Almonds, Arugula, Balsamic Syrup Drizzle $8



Buffalo Fried Mushrooms or Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Crimini or Cauliflower,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Sweet Mint Salad

Funny Girl Farm Watermelon Radish, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion,

Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Fresh Mint, Arugula,

Sweet Mint 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



Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on a Hoagie Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $15