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 8/18


Blistered Shishito Peppers

Sesame Oil and Sea Salt $6


Frisee Salad

Walnuts, Green Zebra Tomatoes (Elysian Fields Farm) Parmesan Cheese, Watermelon Radish  and Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $10


Curry Goat

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