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 10/22

Creamy Tomato Soup $4 cup /$5 bowl


Fried Green Tomatoes

Smoked Ricotta Cheese, Basil, Sherry Gastrique $7


Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Goat Cheese and White Aged Cheddar on Sour Dough $11


Chicken and Dumplings

Served with Cast Iron Benton’s Bacon-Fat Corn Bread and Honey Butter $12