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.

5/4 Dinner



Chicken Wings (8)

 Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves,

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Spring Salad

Cucumbers, Carrots, Green Onions,

 Cherry Tomato, Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens,

 Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



B.L.A.  2.0

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Avocado,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Chili Bourbon BBQ Sauce on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Steak Tacos (3)

Marinated Flank Steak, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Arugula, Honey Lime Crema

On Flour Tortillas $13



Fed Style Crab Cake

Seasoned Crab Cake, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15