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 6/22

Turkey and Mushroom Gumbo with Rice $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Quinoa and Chickpeas Salad $12

Quinoa, Chickpeas, Black Beans, Avocado, Cilantro, Bell Peppers with Cilantro Vinaigrette


Sweet Potato and Arugula Grilled Cheese $12

Red Onions, Sweet Potato, Arugula, Swiss Cheese, Sriracha Aioli on Sourdough


Pastrami Sandwiches $13

Onions Marmalade, Swiss Cheese, Chipotle Mayonnaise on Sourdough


Desserts $7

Lemon Chess Pie