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.



Pita & Hummus Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Kalamata Olive Tapenade,

Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, Arugula, Feta on Warm Pita $



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



Meatball Parmesan Sliders

Italian Seasoned Pork Sausage & Beef Meatballs, Marinara,

Pickles Red Onion, Arugula, Parmesan on Brioche Slider Buns

                                                       Served with Fries or Salad $12                                                                                                       


  Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with fries or Salad $13