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.

7/22 Lunch




Braised Pork Quesadilla

Beer Braised Pork, Cheddar, House Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream,

Jalapenos, House Guacamole, Chipotle Crema

On a Flour Tortilla $8



Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumber, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bell Peppers, Feta, Arugula, Red Wine Vinaigrette $12



Bacon & Onion Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Swiss, Smoked Gouda, Pesto Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Short Rib Hash

Slow Braised Short Rib,

Sunnyside Egg, Spinach, Bell Peppers, Red Onions,

Roasted Potatoes, Tomatillo Sauce $13


 Fried Chicken Wrap

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Tomatoes,

Pickled Red Onions, Arugula, Bacon,

Fed Sauce $14