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.

11/5 Lunch


Farm Radish Salad

Funny Girl Farm Radish, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Almonds,

Arugula, Sweet Shallot Vinaigrette $11



Milano Salami Melt

Mild Milano Salami, Roasted Red Peppers,

Guacamole, Smoked Gouda on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Ceviche Tostadas

White Shrimp, Tilapia, Red Onion, Avocado

Cilantro, Tomato, Fresh Tostadas $14