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.

4/18 Lunch







Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



BBQ Tofu Salad

Roasted BBQ Tofu, Sweet Peas, Bell Peppers,

 Sautéed Beech & King Oyster Mushrooms,

 Roasted Asparagus, Arugula, Lemongrass Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Swiss, Russian Dressing on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Asian BBQ Shrimp Tacos (3)

BBQ Shrimp, Kim Chi, Arugula, Red Onion,

Bell Peppers, Asian BBQ Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13