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 4/5

Fresh Catch

Sweet Chili Marinated Tuna Steaks with Asparagus and Apricot Quinoa $16


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


Buffalo Fried Frog Legs

Blue Cheese Sauce $9


BBQ Pork Sandwich

Braised BBQ Pork and Strawberry Slaw on Pumpernickel Bread with Side Salad of fries $12


Chicken Tostada

Chicken Tinga, Shredded Cabbage, Watermelon Radish and Honey-Fig Goat Cheese $11


Flourless Chocolate Cake