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.

4/7 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

Vietnamese Curry, Buffalo, or BBQ

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




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

 Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Wild Boar Alfredo

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Bell Peppers,

Shallots, Funny Girl Farms Kale Hearts,

Alfredo Sauce, House Linguini $15



Herb Roasted Short Rib

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts,

Slow Braised Bacon Collards, Pineapple & Red Pepper Relish

Au Jus $16