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.

11/7 Dinner

Sweet N’ Spicy 3 Bean Vegan Chili

Garbanzo, Kidney & Black Beans,

Pimentos, Onions & Tomatoes

Bowl/Cup $3/$5



Farm Radish Salad

Funny Girl Farm Radish, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Almonds,

Arugula, Sweet Shallot Vinaigrette $11



Left Hand Stout Brisket Sandwich

Slow Roasted Stout Braised Brisket, Arugula,

Habanero Cheddar, Left Hand Stout BBQ Sauce on Sourdough  

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Shrimp & Tilapia Tostadas

Pan Seared White Shrimp & Tilapia, Arugula,

Roasted Tomatillo & Chipotle Sauce,

Sour Cream, Fresh Tostadas $13   

Add Guacamole $1


Strip Steak Duxelle

11oz Strip Steak, Mushroom Duxelle,

Sautéed Carrots, Fingerling Potato,

Brussel Sprouts $22