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.

6/4 Dinner


Bacon & Chicken Liver Pate

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

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Charred Lemon And Baked Feta Salad

Charred Lemon, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions

Funny Girl Farms Carrots, Toasted Walnuts, Baked Feta,

Arugula, Lemon Basil Vinaigrette $12



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



Bells Two Hearted Fish And Chips

Bells Two Hearted Beer Battered Cod,

Fed Fries, Pickled Okra Tartar,

 Lemons $14  



Korean Barbeque Pork Belly

Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Korean Barbeque Sauce,

Reds Farm Roasted Fennel, Asparagus,

Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes $15