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Arcana Bar and Lounge


331 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 973-1675
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You'll be rewarded with a good time once you make your way to this hidden gem in Durham, which is recognized for its inclusive ownership and atmosphere by the Lesbian Bar Project. With its entrance at the rear of its Main Street home, Arcana Bar and Lounge is your go-to if you're looking for a dance party or unique activities to accompany your cocktail. Depending on the night, you can sit for a tarot reading, practice your figure drawing skills, dance around a disco ball or relax with live music. One thing is certain – creative and tasty alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are always on the menu.

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Photo of Chelsea Amato Chelsea Amato
Sep 27, 2023 5

Best queer bar in Durham. Amazing cocktails, good vibes. Highly recommend. The service is phenomenal. Very cozy.

Photo of Taylor Esteban Taylor Esteban
Sep 22, 2023 3

Its a good bar but could easily be great. If they had designated seating areas and had space for dancing it would be perfect. If they are not going for a dancing environment then softer music and their current seating arrangement would be just fine.

Photo of Christopher Kaminski Christopher Kaminski
Sep 1, 2023 5

The queerest bar that isn't a specifically queer bar. Amazing cocktails lovingly crafted. Many low and zero proof options. They even have zero proof seasonal cocktails sometimes. Check out all their events. I love everything about this place other than the air circulation. The basement location makes it hard not to get stuffy.