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.

5/29 Lunch


Chicken Liver Pate

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

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



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



Kim Chi Pimento Cheese Melt

Ashe County Habanero & Kim Chi Pimento Cheese,

Applewood Smoked Bacon, Jalapeno Aioli on Thick Cut Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13