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.

5/5 Lunch



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



Grass Fed Beef Sliders

Fickle Creek Farm Beef, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Honey Bee Gouda, Dijon on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fed Style Crab Cake

Seasoned Crab Cake, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15