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.



Zucchini Fries Lightly Battered Zucchini

With Fed Sauce $7

Add Cheddar & Bacon $2



 Hummus Pita Bake

Hummus, Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers,

Almonds, Arugula, Balsamic Syrup Drizzle $8



                                                            Smoked Coffee Rubbed Brisket Salad

8 Hour Smoked Coffee Brisket, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion,

                                                      Blue Cheese, Tart Green Apple, Cashews, Arugula,

Cider Molasses Vinaigrette $11



Spicy Bacon & Cheddar Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Jalapeño Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



 Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

 Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Shrimp & Chorizo Po’Boy

Sautéed White Shrimp & Spanish Chorizo,

Tomato, Romaine Lettuce, Red Onion,

Tangy Rémoulade on Hoagie Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14