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.

6/30 Dinner

Fried Padrons

Fried Bluebird Meadows Padron Peppers,

Brava Sauce $6



Chicken Liver & Bacon Pate

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

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Heirloom Tomato Salad

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnuts,

Tomato Basil 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



Shrimp Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered White Shrimp, Arugula,

Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Cuban Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13