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.

8/12 Dinner


Chicken Wings (8)

 Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

 With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Stuffed Bell Pepper

Chili Seasoned Ground Beef, Onions, Mushrooms,

Spinach, Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella,

Parmesan, Brava Sauce, Warm Pita $9



Dijon Roasted Potato Salad

Garlic Roasted Fingerlings, Bell Peppers,

Shallots, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Spinach,

Romaine, Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette $12



Tuscan Salami Sandwich

Tuscan Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with fries or Salad $12



Buttermilk Pork Chop Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Pork Chop, Purple Cabbage Slaw,

Corn & Bell Pepper Relish on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Steamed Mussels Frites

Nduja Andouille Sausage, Shallots,

 Garlic, Sherry, Roasted Duck & Tomato Broth,

 Fed Frites $16