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.

5/17 Lunch



Habanero Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese with Ashe County Habanero Cheddar

Corn Tortillas Chips $7



Chicken Liver Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Sweet Corn Summer Salad

NC Sweet Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber,

 Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Arugula,

Green Goddess Dressing $11



Tuscano Salami Panini

Italian Salami, Spinach, Tomato, Red Onion,

 Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Herbed Focaccia

Served with Fries or Salad $13


Chili Braised Pork Cheek Tacos (3)

Slow Braised Pork Cheek, Pico de Gallo, Queso Fresco,

Red Chimichurri Sauce, Romaine on Corn Tortillas $13



Impossible Sloppy Joe

Vegan Impossible Sloppy Joe Mix, Creamy Coconut Cashew Slaw,

Stone Bros. Spicy Dill Pickles, Bell Peppers, Onions, Romaine on an Italian Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14