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 3/12

Fresh Catch

Blackened NC Catfish: Honey-Fig Goat Cheese Polenta and Sautéed Swiss Chard $15


Cream of Chicken and Cauliflower $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Chicken Wings

Spicy Fried Wings with Blue Cheese $8


Lengua Tacos

Braised Beef Tongue, Green Salsa, Radish Pico de Gallo, Flour Tortillas $12


Avocado Sandwich

Fresh Avocado, Olive Tapenade, Arugula, Roasted Red Pepper,

Red Onion, White Cheddar, Jalapeno Aioli on Sourdough Bread with Fries or Side Salad $12



Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Apple Pie