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.

7/1 Lunch

Fried Padrons

Fried Bluebird Meadows Padron Peppers,

Brava Sauce $6



Spring Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Pickled Red Onion,

Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



Bacon Pimento Cheese Panini

House Made Pimento Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Green Tomatoes, Double Smoked Applewood Bacon,

Red Dragon Cheese, Arugula Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,
Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche
Served with Fries or Salad $13