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.

7/14 Dinner

Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Hummus & Pita Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Green Olives,

Pickled Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Balsamic Syrup $6



Parmesan Basil Salad

Blue Bird Meadows Fresh Zucchini & Basil,

Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Olives, Feta,

Mixed Greens, Garlic Parmesan Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Sacchetti Pasta

Gorgonzola & Pear Filled Sacchetti, Shallots,

Bell Peppers, Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes,

Smoked Ricotta, Rosé Sauce $15 



Shrimp Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered White Shrimp, Arugula,

Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13