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 8/17

Avocado Fries

Tempura Fried Avocado, Jalapeno Aioli $6


Tomato Salad

Elysian Fields Farm Mixed Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens, Spicy Balsamic Reduction $10


Boar Sausage Sandwich

Apricot, Cranberry and Boar Sausage, Sautéed Peppers and Onions, Fed Sauce on a Pretzel Bun $11


Curry Goat

Stewed Bone-in Goat and Tomatoes with Jasmine Rice $14