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.

2/2 Lunch







Duck Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Flatbread Crackers $13



Blue Cheese Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Blue Cheese,

Toasted Almonds, Bacon, Spinach, Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



                                                                           Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13


Short Rib Tacos (3)

Beer Braised Short Rib, Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Cauliflower,

Slow Braised Bacon Collards, Sweet Chipotle Crema

On Flour Tortillas $12



Wild Boar Sandwich

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Romaine,

Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, Honey Bee Gouda,

Whole Grain Mustard on a Fried Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13