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 11/28

Beef, Chicken and Cabbage Stew $4 cup/$6 Bow


The Dagwood Dog

Foot Long Hotdog Battered and Fried served with Tomato Sauce and Mustard $6

Salt and Pepper Calamari

Lightly dusted and Fried Calamari tossed in Sea Salt and Black Pepper

served with Sriracha Aioli $8


Chicken Parma

Breaded Chicken Breast, Tomato Sauce, Melted Parmesan Cheese served with Beet Slaw and Fries $13