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 9/27

Turkey and Mushroom Chili $4/6


Fried Risotto Balls

Red Wine Cream Sauce $7


Arugula Salad

Black Mission Figs, Diced Tomatoes, Roasted Cashews and Ginger Vinaigrette $9

Bison and Chorizo Tacos

Pickled Bok Choy, Sundried Tomato and Imperial Stout Crème, Flour Tortilla $11