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.

12/9 Lunch




Zucchini Fries

Lightly Battered Zucchini with Fed Sauce $7

Add Cheddar & Bacon $2



Lemon Caper Salad

Roasted Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Funny Girl Farm Icicle Radish, Toasted Almonds,

Mixed Greens, Lemon Caper Vinaigrette $11



Bacon & Cheddar Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

White Cheddar, Jalapeño Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Spicy Sausage Egg & Cheddar Sandwich

Spicy Sausage Patties, Over Easy Eggs,

 Ashe County Cheddar Cheese, Stone Bros Habanero Relish,  

On Hoagie Roll with Fries or Salad $13