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.

6/29 Dinner

Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver & Bacon Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Avocado Lime Salad

Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onions, Crispy Tortilla Strips, Arugula,

Sour Cream, Honey Lime Vinaigrette $11



Bacon Pimento Cheese & Tomato Panini

House Made Bacon Pimento Cheese,

Heirloom Tomato, Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Mexican Chorizo Tacos (3)

Local Chorizo, Bell Peppers, House Pico de Gallo,

Sweet Chipotle Crema on Corn Tortillas $12



Fried Pork Chop Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Pork Chop, Red Dragon Cheese, Arugula,

Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Jalapeno Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14