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.


Fried Banana Peppers

Served with Blue Cheese Sauce $6

Pork Eggroll

Candied Pork, Cabbage and Carrots served with Sweet Chili Sauce $6



Bacon, Lettuce, Fried Green Tomato and Sriracha Aioli on Sour Dough served with Fries or Side Salad $10