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.

5/20 Lunch


Buffalo Crimini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini Mushrooms,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese $7



Sweet Corn Summer Salad

NC Sweet Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber,

 Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Arugula,

Green Goddess Dressing $11



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Braised Lamb, Red Onion, Tomatoes,

Cucumber, Romaine, Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $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



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14