The Federal

Bar, Speakeasy, Nightlife
$ $
914 W Main St (at Abermarle St)
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 680-8611
5:00pm - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
8:00am - 2:00am



  • Regular "watering hole" lol. Good beer and good food with good friends.
  • No smoke. Awesome.
  • Best bartender
  • Get the nachos - best around!
  • Chicken and waffles are a must for weekend brunch!
  • the chicken liver pate is arguably the best new addition on the menu; the whole grain mustard that accompanies it has a nice kick.. if you are hungry but not too hungry, this is a great dish to go for
  • Specials are the way to go though the fed burger, smoked salmon sandwich, stuffed mushrooms, and baked Brie are also amazing
  • Best nachos in Durham
  • Always hear the pixies when I am here. Love the music selection and awesome food.
  • If you look at the bottom of the menu you will see the affordable ($6) half sandwich and soup lunch special. I just gave that a try. All good. Not crowded. Attentive service. Adding to my rotation.
  • awesome vegetarian selection!
  • Get the special, no matter what it is. Guaranteed to be good.
  • drink yourself silly
  • Great atmosphere and the hostess is very nice.
  • Sit at the bar, order the fries and grab a beer.
  • The nachos goddamn
  • Good selection of beers on tap
  • The veggie sliders are the best veggie burgers I've had in the triangle
  • Good bar food!
  • Great beer great staff

Nearby places

912 W Main St (at Albermarle St)
900 W Main St (at N Gregson St)
427 W Main St (btw W Chapel Hill St & Downtown Loop)