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.

Specials 9/5


Soup 4 – cup / 6 – bowl

Carrot & Ginger Soup

Strawberries & Watermelon Salad – 12

Strawberries & Watermelon, Pickled Red Onions, Arugula,

Walnuts, Blue Cheese with Spicy Vinaigrette

Carnitas Sliders – 11

Beer Braised Pork, Cole Slaw, Chipotle Aioli

Served with Fries or Salad

Risotto & Grouper – 14

House-Made Garlic Parmesan Risotto, Seared Red Grouper,

Cherry Tomatoes with Grated Parmesan

Desserts – 7

Lemon Chess Pie