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.

Dinner 10/1

Turkey and Mushroom Chili $4/6


Mushroom Cakes

Fox Farm &Forage Lions Mane Mushroom Cakes with Horseradish Aioli $8

Frisee Salad

Roasted Pinenuts, Diced Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Ginger Lemon Vinaigrette $9


Red Beans and Rice

Bison and Pork Sausage, Green Onion $10


Pan Seared Pork Chop

Soy Glazed Pork Chop, Smashed Sweet Potatoes, Collard Green Kimchi $14