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 3/5

Fresh Catch

Monkfish Thermidor: Seared Monkfish, Lemon-Mustard Sauce, Vegetable Rice Pilaf $16


Black Bean and Mushroom Chili $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Chicken WIngs

Spicy Fried Chicken Wings $6

Curry Spiced Turkey Sandwich

Roasted Turkey Breast, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, Avocado Puree on Pumpernickel

served with Fries or Side Salad $11


Beef Tacos

Beer Braised Beef, Peppers and Onions, Sour Cream Flour Tortilla $9



Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake