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.

4/25 Dinner


Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



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



Steak Tacos (3)

Marinated Hanger Steak, Pickled Jalapenos,

Pickled Red Onion, Red Chimichrri Sauce, Romaine

On Corn Tortillas $13



Baltimore Style Crab Cake Sliders

Pan Seared Crab Cake, Romaine, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15