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Arcana Bar and Lounge


331 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 973-1675
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Arcana Bar and Lounge

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Photo of Danlade Osman Danlade Osman
Dec 22, 2018 5

This place is banging. Goat Samosas, great shepherd's pie and oxtail!!!! Not to mention the most beautiful staff I've ever seen. It is indeed a lovely place to dine. It has a romantic ambiance to it for those special nights.

Photo of Gracie Conte Gracie Conte
Dec 16, 2018 4

This is the best place I've found to go dancing. Their Super Secret Dance Parties are so fun. The people there are pretty chill. The drinks are fine but not outstanding.

Photo of Mark Darwin Mark Darwin
Jan 5, 2019 5

Staff is really nice and knowledgeable. Drink prices are reasonable and the decor is lovely. Music is at a level where you can actually hear the people you are taking to.

Photo of Kyle Faltisco Kyle Faltisco
Mar 2, 2019 4

Super cute. Super hipster. Completely agree understaffed for a busy and packed Saturday night

Photo of Eric L. Eric L.
Oct 8, 2018 5

Neat bar with an awesome, chill atmosphere and usually live music. Wish they'd give the tarot reader more space or some form of privacy screen -- the readings are too open for it to get to the personal level you'd want for a 10-card spread. But the read itself was nice!

Photo of Arla Kennedy Arla Kennedy
Jul 2, 2019 5

Had my first Tarot card reading and it was SPOT ON! I really enjoyed it! The atmosphere and ambience is unrivalled! The drinks were so delicious...I had the Paloma and it was gone before I knew it! I loved the jazz band and found it a very cozy underground hangout!! I will definitely be back!!

Photo of Eric Spear Eric Spear
Jul 5, 2019 3

Eclectic, not many beers. Hate they have tarot readings. Just a form of necromancy

Photo of Shoshanna Carroll Shoshanna Carroll
Oct 7, 2019 5

My favorite bar in Durham. They have amazing custom drinks and am amazing bar staff. They make an amazing Sazerac for those that love whiskey and absinthe! Also tarot readers are available almost nightly with decks throughout. And some fun dance parties. Just make sure to eat or bring food.

Photo of Adrian o Anellie Adrian o Anellie
Oct 5, 2019 5

Once a week me and my work group come here for a quick drink and great conversations! It is very convenient to work and we have always had very good service and drinks! I look forward to coming here to escape and unwind with friends.

Photo of Howie Howie
Oct 16, 2019 4

Very interesting bar/lounge. Comfortable and dark, the barkeep mixed great drinks and a wide variety of people were in and out during our time there. Nice quiet place that is hidden in downtown Durham.

Photo of Sean Bokhoven Sean Bokhoven
Jul 27, 2019 5

Loved this place. Nice dark, intimate vibe. Owner is really nice, get different than your normal bar in Durham.

Photo of Justin Hamilton Hamilton Justin Hamilton Hamilton
Oct 22, 2019 5

Food is hands down amazing 👍🏼 We often do a work dinner here once a month.