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.

4/28 Lunch



Stuffed Bell Pepper

Roasted Bell Pepper, Ground Beef,

Jalapenos, Onions, Garlic, Honey Bee Gouda,

Sweet Chipotle Crema $7



Feta Cheese Salad

Feta Cheese, Carrots, Bell Peppers,

Walnut, Cherry Tomato, Mixed Greens,

 Lemongrass Vinaigrette $12



BBQ Brisket Sandwich

Beer Braised Brisket, Romaine, Tomato, Swiss,

 Crispy Fried Shallots, Eastern BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chorizo Hash

Local Chorizo, Bell Peppers, Shallots, Arugula,

Fingerlings, Fickle Creek Farm Sunnyside Duck Egg,

Chipotle Crema $14