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.

5/6 Dinner


Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $7



Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, Korean BBQ

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Blueberry Salad

 Blueberries, Cucumber, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Spinach,

Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Calabrese Salami Panini

Spicy Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Mushrooms,

Smoked Gouda, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Rosemary Focaccia

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Italian Mortadella Melt

Mortadella, Pepperocini, Caramelized Onions, Fontina,

 Swiss, Smoked Gouda on Thick Cut Garlic & Herb Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Korean BBQ Pork Belly Fried Rice

Honey Sriracha Seared Pork Belly, Watermelon Radish,

Bell Peppers, Shallots, Crimini Mushrooms, Egg,

 Jasmine Rice, Korean BBQ Sauce $15