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.

5/26 Dinner



Fried Artichoke Hearts

Buttermilk Battered Artichokes,

Fed Sauce $7



Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Local Strawberries, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Goat Cheese,

Roast Walnuts, Spinach, Strawberry Balsamic Dressing $12




Double Smoked Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Avocado, Cheddar, Pesto Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos (3)

Teriyaki Ginger Tempeh, Bell Peppers, Red Onion,

Arugula, Sweet Chili Coconut Sauce, Kim Chi

On Flour Tortillas $12



Chicken Picado Hoagie

Picado Marinated Chicken, Bell Peppers, Red Onions,

 Romaine, Tomatoes, Provolone, Jalapeno Aioli on Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $13