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 9/20

Creamy Potato and Corn $4/6

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapenos, Chedder, Red Chili Peppers, Panko, served with Sour Cream $6


Arugula Salad

Red Onions, Diced Tomatoes, Roasted Peanuts and Corn Vinaigrette $9


Steak and Cheese Sandwich

Marinated Flank Steak, Peppers and Onions, Habanero Cheddar on a Pretzel Roll served with Side Salad or Fries $12