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 10/29

Crab and Corn Bisque $4 cup /$6 bowl


Fried Banana Peppers

Remoulade Sauce $5


Red Beans and Rice

Spcy Red Beans and Andouille Sausage over White Rice $11


Alligator Sauce Piquante

Sautéed Alligator, Spicy Tomato and Pepper Sauce with Rice $12