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 9/7

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup $4/$6


Arugula Salad

Almonds, Red onion, Goat Cheese, Smoked Grape Vinaigrette $10


Turkey Melt

Chili Rubbed Turkey Breast, Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Ailoi on Starry Night Rye Bread $11


Smoked Pork Brisket

Chili Rubbed Smoked Pork Brisket, Braised Baby Bok Choy (Elysian Fields Farm) and Brussels Sprouts, Mascarpone Polenta $12