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.

11/29 Dinner




Zucchini Fries Lightly Battered Zucchini

With Fed Sauce $7

Add Cheddar & Bacon $2



Lemon Caper Salad

Roasted Fingerlings, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Funny Girl Farm Icicle Radish, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Lemon Caper 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



Local Chorizo Tacos (3)

Mexican Chorizo, Romaine,

House Pico de Gallo & Tomatillo Sauce,

Sour Cream on Flour Tortillas $11



Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato & Duck Broth,

 Fed Frites $16