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 8/24

Crispy Chickpeas

Chili Dusted Fried Chick Peas $4


Buffalo Fried Cauliflower

Marinated and Fried Cauliflower, House made Buffalo Sauce $6


Frisee Salad

Walnuts, Cherry Tomatoes, Watermelon Radish, Red Onions, Goat Cheese and Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $10


Beef and Shrimp Stir Fry

Szechuan Pepper Marinated Flank Steak, Shrimp Baby Bok Choy (Elysian Fields Farm), Shaved Carrots, Green Onions and Jasmine Rice $15