Durham's Underground Bar and Lounge

Jameela Dallis will be reading tarot cards on Wednesday, April 26th

Thursday! Join us for Q-Fusion Open Mic Benefit for Girls Rock. Performance sign-up: 7:00-7:15pm. Performance time: 10 minutes. Come to perform, or just to enjoy and support in an inclusive space. $5 - $10 suggested Donation for Girls ROCK

One Track Mind is back for another FREE fourth Friday funky soul get-together featuring the 45 collections and finely tuned dance floor superpowers of your resident DJs Mr. Mayorga and Selector 'B' Steady and special guest Brian Burns. Expect to hear a floorstompin' mix of 60's funk, Northern Soul, R&B, and international grooves! 10pm-2am

The Old Ceremony performs this Friday night. 8-11pm, tickets available at the door

We have a sweet Sunday planned for you! Makin' Ends Meet brings their dynamic music to Arcana. Join us, too, for a Tarot card social with Kathleenn Ibis. This is a casual event designed for Tarot readers, students, and enthusiasts of the cards to meet, chat, exchange readings, and work on strengthening intuitive skills together.

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