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 10/27


Down East Clam Chowder $4 cup /$6 bowl


Fried Green Tomatoes

Mustard Aioli $5

Roast Beef Sandwich

Caramelized Onion Gray, LTO, Horseradish Sauce

served with Fries or a Side Salad $11


Fried Catfish

Marinated Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Hoppin John $12