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 1/30

Fresh Catch

Steamed Clams and Mussels, Mushroom-Beer Broth, Spaghetti Pasta $18


Roasted Garlic Bisque $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Buffalo Chicken Dip $9

Fried Banana Peppers

Sriracha Aioli $6

Shrimp Tacos

NC Shrimp, Sautéed Spinach, Pickled Fennel $10