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.

4/3 Dinner

 Chicken Wings (8)

Vietnamese Curry, Buffalo, Honey Mustard, Tangy Barbeque or Garlic

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



Spring Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, 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



 Fresh NC Softshell Blue Crab (2)

Sautéed NC Softshell Blue Crab, House Slaw

Butter poached Red Skinned New potatoes,

 Supersweet Corn, Old Bay Garlic Butter $16



Gator Po’boy

Buttermilk Battered Alligator, Romaine Lettuce,

 Tomato, Tangy Barbeque Sauce,

 Served on Brioche with Fries or Salad $13