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.

9/28 Dinner

Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Hummus & Pita Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Green Olives,

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



Honey Basil Salad

Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Feta, Croutons,

Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens, Honey Basil Vinaigrette $11



Vegan BBQ Sandwich

Blueberry Chipotle Vegan BBQ, Pickled Red Onions,

Cashew & Almond Milk Slaw on Ciabatta Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chicken Tinga Tostadas (3)

Pulled Chicken Tinga, Romaine,

House Tomatillo Sauce, Queso Fresco

On Corn Tostadas $13



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Blueberry BBQ Sauce, Swiss,

Applewood Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13