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.

4/13 Dinner


Three Cheese Spinach Dip

Cheddar, Parmesan, Cream Cheese,

Spinach, Corn Tortilla Chips $5



Beef Fried Eggrolls (2)

Seasoned Ground Beef, Onions, Bell Peppers,

Cheddar, Jalapeno Aioli, Chili Molasses Sauce $7



Ginger Teriyaki Salad

Roasted Ginger Beech Mushrooms, Red Onion,

Cucumber, Shaved Carrot & Radish, Spinach,

Sesame Teriyaki Vinaigrette $11



Smoked Bacon Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions,

Smoked Gouda, White Cheddar, Sundried Tomato Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Venison Sausage Hoagie

Venison & Blueberry Sausage, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Bell Peppers, Provolone, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice, Toasted Baguette $16