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 Lunch


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



Mortadella Melt

Italian Mortadella, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Basil,

Sautéed Bell Peppers, Smoked Gouda, Swiss on Thick Cut Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Wild Boar Hoagie

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Bell Peppers,

Red Onions, Romaine, Provolone, Jalapeno Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13