Durham's Underground Bar and Lounge

Our fifth art show, "Levitas", will be on display through mid-November

This Sunday, October 23rd, Tescon Pol concludes their October music residency at Arcana, along with special guests Tennis Rodman, Away MSG, and Tegucigalpan. Tarot with Michael Williams

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 beverage 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


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

Queen of Cups $10

tequila blanco, hibiscus, lemon, lime

The Phoenix $10

gin, grapefruit juice, rosemary, lime

The Young Hierophant $10

bourbon, vanilla, cardamom, orange

Beton $10

Becherovka, tonic, lemon

Chicchan $10

reposado tequila, drambuie, smoked sea salt

Mademoiselle's Belle $10

prosecco, aperol, st. germaine

Grand Cardinal Cross $12

Cardinal barrel rested gin, blood orange shrub, lemon

Benny and the Bison $12

bison grass vodka, sweet vermouth, Benedictine

Siete de Espadas

amber rum, banana syrup, orange and chocolate bitters

Events at Arcana