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 10/3

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup $4/6


Fried Alligator Bites

Fed Sauce $8


Frisee Salad
Diced Tomato, Cucumber, Toasted Peanuts, Ginger Vinaigrette $9


Spaghetti and Meat Balls

Bison and Beef Meat Balls, Home-style Tomato Sauce $11


House Made Lasagna

Served with a Side Salad $10