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 11/24


Saimin $4 cup/$6 Bowl

Hawaiian Ramen with Mushrooms, Peas, and Spam



Crispy Sweet Plantains $4


Beef Skewers

Grilled Sirloin, Pineapple and Peppers with Bruddah Potato Mac Salad $13


Mahi Mahi

Seared Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice and Pineapple Salsa $14