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 11/13

Canja (Chicken and Rice) $4 cup /$6 bowl


Bolinho De Arroz

Rice Cakes with Garlic, Cheese and Parsley served with Garlic Mayo $6


Feijoada and Couve

Bean and Meat Stew and Collard Greens $12


Camarao Com Leite De Coco

Shrimp with Coconut Milk served with Rice $13