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.

12/18 Dinner



Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Chipotle Honey Mustard

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver & Maitake Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



B. F. S.

Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

 Croutons, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sourdough Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Elk Sausage

Elk, Apple, Pear & Port Wine Sausage, Red Onions,

Bell Peppers, Provolone, Fed Sauce on Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Chicken, Bacon,

Swiss, Hot Mustard,

Romaine, Tomato $14