Durham's Underground Bar and Lounge

Rachel Moon will be reading tarot cards on Thursday

The Triangle's only FREE, monthly, 1960's-centric, 45 RPM formatted, funky AF basement dance party, One Track Mind is BACK at Arcana on the 24th! Expect a night full of R&B, Funky soul, early reggae, and other vintage vinyl surprises courtesy of your hosts and resident DJs Craig Layabout, Mr. Mayorga, and Selector 'B' Steady; plus this month's special guest DJ Dominic Pearce! 10pm- 2am, donations encouraged

This Saturday, join us for Spectrum, a celebration of queers and femmes. DJ Chela (co-founder of Freedom Sound DJs) and Durham's resident weirdo PlayPlay will be rinsing tunes from LGBTQ-IA & femme artists all night long. In the current fucked-up political climate, safe(r) spaces to release, transform and escape are crucial for the people being targeted. We center and uplift their voices as we search for the ways to defend them. 10pm-2am. This event is a fundraiser for the Durham LGBTQ Center & Planned Parenthood. $5-$15 suggested donation

The Garden of Delights continues their burlesque residency on Sunday. Tarot card readings with Rachel Moon

What is Arcana?

  Arcana provides a cozy, comfortable, intimate bar space, with a New Orleans-meets-Prague Art Noveau style. We not only offer delicious wines, craft beers, and modern cocktails, but we're also true to our name, highlighting the arcana of herbalism through a drink menu that uses herbs and an extensive collection of liqueurs. Arcana is a space for artists, live performances, theater, dance, intimate conversation, and unwinding.

Arcana is for patrons 21 and up. We do not serve food, but you are welcome to bring food in. Outside beverages are prohibited.

  Lindsey Andrews and Erin Karcher are the creative force and daily faces behind Arcana, Durham's new basement bar and lounge. For inquiries about booking private events or showcasing your art in our bar space, please contact us at arcanadurham@gmail.com


"Arcana: Durham's Intimate New Tarot Bar" by Jess Dilday of the Clarion Content

"Do You Believe in Magic?" by Sayaka Matsuoka of The Indy Week

The music video "It's Only Love" was filmed at Arcana


We are located at the back entrance of 331 W. Main Street, Durham.

Our entrance is in the back of the Snow building, located at approximately 150 Ramseur, just a few doors to the right of Toast and Criterion's back doors, and several doors to the left of Teaser's. Parking is available in the lot directly outside of Arcana's door and can be accessed from Ramseur Street. Parallel street parking is also available on Chapel Hill Street, Main Street, and the Durham Downtown loop. Handicap accessibility is available- please give us a call at 919-973-1675

Signature Cocktails

The Muse $10

rye whiskey, luxardo & amarena cherry, orange, vermouth

Magus $10

rum, black peppercorn syrup, lemon

The Young Hierophant $10

bourbon, vanilla, cardamom, orange

Queen of Cups $10

tequila blanco, hibiscus, lemon, lime

Knight of Wands $10

Caperitif, sweet vermouth, grapefruit

The Oak Tree $10

scotch, bourbon, thyme, chartreuse, orange bitters

Grand Cardinal Cross $12

Cardinal barrel rested gin, blood orange shrub, lemon

Senza Nome $10

montenegro, Conniption, lemon

Events at Arcana