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Inside the Fortune Teller Bar on Cherokee 

Tarot-card readings come in two varieties: question readings and open readings. Enter the dim, timeless confines of the Fortune Teller Bar with a need for something specific, and you might find it. Or come with an open mind, as many have, and see what the future holds.

Read more: "Magic Ate Ball: What's in the cards at the Fortune Teller Bar?"

Photos by Mabel Suen of the Riverfront Times.
A housemade pickled-egg basket: beet, curry and jalapeno.
Bartenders at the Fortune Teller Bar.
The Fortune Teller Bar by day.
A sample tarot-card spread.
A Black Forest ham sandwich with pickled onions, aged white cheddar and jalapeno jam.
The "Pendulum" and "Chicago Sidecar" cocktails.
Co-owners Matt Thenhaus, Kristin Dennis and Sam Coffey.
Look for a rotating cast of tarot-card readers and one intrepid palm reader: co-owner Matt Thenhaus' wife, during the weekends.
A few of the rotating taps at the Fortune Teller Bar.
Curtis Farber reads tarot cards on Friday evenings for donations. He has fifteen years of experience.
Decor at the Fortune Teller Bar includes taxidermed animals and strange artifacts.
The Fortune Teller Bar carries a wide selection of beer and spirits, including house infusions on atop the handcrafted shelving built by co-owner and carpenter Sam Coffey.
Art by local artist Ryan Frank.
The menu at Fortune Teller Bar.
Decor at the Fortune Teller Bar includes taxidermed animals and strange artifacts.
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A housemade pickled-egg basket: beet, curry and jalapeno.
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