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Arcana Bar and Lounge


331 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 973-1675
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Photo of Lindsay M. Lindsay M.
May 3, 2023 3

Cool vibe inside, and there was live music. It was a bit loud though. The Google maps will put you in front of the Viceroy, and you have to walk to the other side of the block to find the Arcana door. I got a mocktail, (purple matcha based, idk the name), and though it was good, it was really tiny and cost more than alcoholic options.

Photo of Javier Hernandez Javier Hernandez
May 1, 2023 4

Good lil gem. I really enjoyed my time there. Definitely I'll go again. The only thing is that is a bit small, so obviously tend to get crowded and hard to get drinks. But other that that. This place is amazing

Photo of Jaime Lassiter Jaime Lassiter
Apr 25, 2023 5

Erin was truly an amazing mixologist! Not just throwing drinks, but showing a passion with every drink she made. Will definitely go back! And the events they hold there are so much fun, amazing local artist showing their craft...

Photo of Eileen Melis Eileen Melis
Mar 16, 2023 5

I love going here, the atmosphere is very witchy and occult. They have great drinks, alcoholic and non alcoholic. I ordered a passionfruit drink yesterday (non alcoholic) and thought it was pretty tasty. I also like how they support local artists/musicians and have different tarot readers there.

Photo of Q. Twins Q. Twins
Jan 30, 2023 5

Hidden gem! Definitely give it a try if you haven’t been there. Friendly staff, live music was great. Parking is easily available.

Photo of Jacquelin Coronilla Jacquelin Coronilla
Jan 26, 2023 5

A true cocktail bar! Everything has been delicious so far, great music, variety of events, and friendly bartenders 😁

Photo of Neha Patel Neha Patel
Dec 18, 2022 4

Nice bar, great specialty cocktails, mellow music over the speaker, nice art. Parking lot is on the street opposite the Viceroy on Main right in front of Arcana's entrance.

Photo of Les Ault Les Ault
Dec 4, 2022 5

Eclectic bar with an amazing drink menu. The bar staff was exceptionally helpful. Great place to stop by for after dinner drinks. I will definitely be stopping by to try other items.

Photo of Aaron Wallace Aaron Wallace
Nov 6, 2022 5

Very cool atmosphere in Durham. We saw a burlesque show there recently, and although the event was a little too packed as far as searing went, the atmosphere was nice and the custom drink selections were wonderful. A little far for us to travel, but will keep it on our radar for their special events.

Photo of Ezra Croft Ezra Croft
Oct 21, 2022 5

One of the best spots in america. Amazing drinks, amazing people, amazing ambiance. World class and chocked full of mystique. I would give arcana more stars if I could!

Photo of Patrice Mckay Patrice Mckay
Aug 15, 2022 3

This past Saturday, was celebrating my 40th and brought about 12 people with me after I was told over the phone there would be a band until 10:30/11 and then they would play upbeat music from their phone. We walked in there around 10:15 and there was no music, tables all throughout and it was hot. Can't speak to the drinks, we didn't stay long, I will say the service was good, cleaning off tables and offering waters. I remember this being a place that had music maybe 1-2 years ago and an open dance floor and people were dancing, maybe we picked the wrong night to go or maybe it is more loungey post pandemic.

Photo of Robert Gibson Robert Gibson
Aug 12, 2022 5

They make a great cocktail, had a sazerac and it was on point. Love the vibes and decor. Looking forward to a return trip.