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.

7/2 Dinner

Hummus & Pita Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Green Olives,

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



Gator Bites

Buttermilk Battered Alligator Tail,

Fed Sauce $7



Spring Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Pickled Red Onion,

Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Pulled BBQ Short Rib Sandwich

Founders Breakfast Stout Braised Short Rib, Arugula,

Tomato, Crispy Fried Shallots, Breakfast Stout BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Duck Breast

Pan Seared Duck Breast,

 Asparagus, Paprika Roasted Rainbow Fingerlings,

Bluebird Meadows Golden & Red Beets, White Wine Duck Jus $16