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.

4/1 Lunch






Chicken Wings (8)

 Vietnamese Curry, Buffalo, Honey Mustard

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver & Bacon Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

Fig Preserves, French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Roast Cauliflower Salad

Roast Cauliflower, Sweet Peas, Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Feta,

Roast Walnuts, Arugula, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



Corned Beef Reuben

House Brined Corned Beef, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on NY Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Bell’s Coffee Milk Stout Tacos (3)

Coffee Stout Braised Short Rib, Maitake,

King Oyster Mushrooms, Slow Braised Bacon Collards,

Coffee Stout BBQ Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Two Hearted Fish N’ Chips

Bell’s Two Hearted Battered Cod, Fed Fries,

Creamy Cabbage Slaw, Sweet Pickle Tartar Sauce $15