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 12/12

Pork and Vegetable $4 cup/$6 bowl


Blistered Shishito Peppers

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale Glaze $6


Chicken Wings

Bell’s Two Hearted Hazy IPA Teriyaki Glaze $7


Lamb Meat Balls

Bell’s Two Hearted Cherry Stout Bolognaise  over Spaghetti $13