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 11/7

Oyster and Artichoke $4 cup /$6 bowl


Cactus Salsa

Cactus leaves, Tomatoes, Onions, Cilantro served with Tortilla Chips $6



Chicken, Rice and Queso Fresco served with Salsa Verde $7


Tacos de Papas

Rolled Tacos with Smashed Potatoes, Salsa Verde and Salsa Rojo, Lettuce and Habanero Jack Cheese $9