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.

Lunch 10/17





Turkey and Bean Chili $4/6


Blistered Shishito Peppers

Smoked Olive Oil and Sea Salt $6


Spinach Salad

Golden Raisins, Toasted Walnuts, cherry tomatoes Pickled Onions,

Grated Parmesan, strawberry Vinaigrette $10


Chipotle Turkey Burger

Smoked Gouda, Beer Slaw, LTO, Chipotle Houney Mustard on a Brioche Bun

Served with Side Salad or Fries $12