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.

4/24 Lunch



Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5



Mortadella & Fontina Flatbread

Italian Mortadella & Fontina, Parmesan,

Caramelized Onions, Pepperoncini, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Flatbread $10



Citrus Ginger Salad

Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Mixed Greens, Sweet Citrus Ginger Vinaigrette $11



BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Pickled Red Onions,

Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13