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.

4/9 Dinner




Green Castelvetrano Olives, Gaeta Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5



Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, Thai Sesame

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Smoked Bacon Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions,

Smoked Gouda, White Cheddar, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Beef Filet & Pork Fried Rice

Braised Beef Filet, Roasted Pork Cheek,

Carrots, Green Onions, Shallots, Egg, Spring Peas,

Shoe Peg Corn, Fried Rice $15