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.

Dinner 8/15

Jalapeno Poppers

Cheddar Cheese, Jalapenos, Baby Bell Pepper Rolled in Japanese Bread Crumbs $6


Tomato Salad

Elysian Fields Farm Mixed Tomatoes, Fresh Burrata Cheese, Frisee, Spicy Balsamic Reduction $10


Jerk Chicken

Dry Rubbed Chicken Legs and Wings, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Curry Brussels Sprout and Cabbage Slaw $12