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.

1/11 Lunch


Buffalo Crimini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini Mushrooms,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $7



Asparagus & Blue Cheese Salad

Asparagus, Blue Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bell Peppers, Roasted Walnuts, Mixed Greens,

 Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette $12




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

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Bison Sliders (2)

Seasoned Bison Patties, Provolone,

Arugula, Tomato, Fed Sauce on Brioche Sliders

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Steak Tacos (3)

Pan Seared Flank Steak, Pico de Gallo,

Tomatillo Sauce, Sour Cream, Cilantro,

Romaine on Corn Tortillas $13

Add Gaucamole $1