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.

3/7 Lunch







Hummus Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Green Olives,

Cherry Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Feta on Toasted Pita $9



Garden Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Cucumber, Red Onion,

Goat Cheese, Roast Walnuts, Spinach, Arugula,

Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Bacon & Onion Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Swiss,

Caramelized Onions, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Fish and Chips

Beer Battered Cod Fillets, Tartar Sauce,

Brussel Sprout & Apple Slaw,

 Served with Fed Fries $15



Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots, Garlic,

Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce $15