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.

4/10 Dinner


Zucchini Fries

Buttermilk Battered Zucchini, Fed Sauce $6



Spring Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Peas, Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Feta,

Roast Walnuts, Arugula, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

 Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



 Rare Ahi Tuna Belly Burger

Ground Ahi Tuna Belly, Lemongrass Sweet Chili Ginger Glaze,

Arugula, Pickled Onion Served on Brioche

With Fries or Salad $16


Oyster Po’ Boy

Fried Oysters, Lettuce, Tomato,

Onion, Jalapeño Aioli on Broche

Served with Fries or Salad $12