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.

6/10 Lunch

Pita Bake

Roasted red Pepper Hummus, Arugula, Feta,

Pickled Red Onions, Toasted Almonds, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Pita $6



Blueberry Salad

Blueberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Carrots, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Blueberry 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 $13



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Elk Sausage Sandwich

Roasted Elk Sausage, Bell Peppers,

Red Onions, Sunny Side Egg, Fed Sauce

Served on Cuban Loaf with Fries or Salad $14