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 10/27

Beef and Vegetable $4 cup /$6 bowl


Fried Green Tomatoes

Mustard Aioli $5

BBQ Beef Brisket

Collard Greens and Bacon-fat Corn Bread $11


Fried Chicken

Marinated Fried Chicken, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Hoppin John $12