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.

6/9 Dinner



Pita Bake

Roasted red Pepper Hummus, Arugula, Feta,

Pickled Red Onions, Toasted Almonds, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Pita $6



Chicken Wings (8)

BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



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



Korean BBQ Stir Fry

Bulgogi & Sichwan Pepper Pickle Marinated Flank Steak,

Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Button Mushrooms, Funny Girl Farm Kale,

Sesame Seeds, Korean BBQ Sauce, Herbed Saffron Rice $15



Stripped Sea Bass

Pan Seared Bass, Roasted Asparagus,

Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Sweet Herb Hollandaise,

Pickled Red’s Farm Baby Beets $16