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.

11/9 Dinner

Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Chipotle Honey Mustard

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Sweet N’ Spicy 3 Bean Vegan Chili

Garbanzo, Kidney & Black Beans,

Pimentos, Onions & Tomatoes

Bowl/Cup $3/$5



Sweet Fall Salad

Funny Girl Farm Watermelon Radish, Shallots,

Golden Raisins, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Arugula,

Sweet Wine Vinaigrette $11



Smokey BLT

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Smoked Gouda, Jalapeno Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Pan Seared Tilapia Sandwich

Tilapia, Arugula, Tomato, Pickled Onion,

Cashew Banana Pepper Rémoulade served on Brioche

With Fries or House Salad $14



Strip Steak Duxelle

11oz Strip Steak, Mushroom Duxelle,

Sautéed Carrots, Fingerling Potato,

Brussel Sprouts $22