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.

3/1 Lunch








Chicken Wings (8)

Coconut Green Curry, Buffalo, or Smoky Chipotle

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Roasted Goat Cheese Bruschetta (4)

Herbed Mascarpone and Goat Cheese,

Bell Peppers, Spanish Chorizo $7



Strawberry Chicken Salad

Roasted Chicken, Strawberries, Yellow Beets,

Feta Cheese, Pickled Onions, Roasted Almonds,

Spinach, Honey Vinaigrette $12




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fresh NC Trout Po Boy

Buttermilk Battered NC Rainbow Trout, Arugula,

Tomato, Red Onion, Lemon Roasted Garlic Aioli on Cuban Loaf

Served with Fries or Salad $14