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231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
+1 218-740-0436
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Black Water Lounge is Duluth's premiere martini lounge. With a full bar...
Black Water Lounge is Duluth's premiere martini lounge. With a full bar, hand-crafted cocktails, exquisite lounge food, live jazz music and lady's night, Black Water is the finest upscale martini bar in the Duluth-Superior area. Black Water Lounge is located in Duluth's Old Downtown and was once the home of the Black Bear Lounge in the historic Greysolon Plaza. Host an event at Black Water's Manhattan Room - perfecy for Anniversary Parties, Engagement Parties, Birthdays & Corporate Gatherings! Rent the entire lounge on a Sunday for your larger group!
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    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy hour with the girls

We ordered several different drinks and martinis and they were great. The Moscow Mule and Lady slipper got the best comments. We also ordered appetizers from the happy hour menu and were pleased with them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Melissa I
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Plymouth, Michigan
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191 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Evening out with family. Resturaunt has a nice vibe; especially the bar. We ate in the resturaunt. I was not impressed with the quality or taste of the food. My cedar plank salmon was so over cooked and dry, it was aweful. High prices and at best, average food.

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We sat at bar and had to move from our seats because the ledge and underside were unbelievably sticky. The bartender saw us move and we told her why. She never did anything about it. The second seats were almost just as bad. The drinks were good and the food was only average, both were really slow. On a positive... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We ordered several different drinks and martinis and they were great. The Moscow Mule and Lady slipper got the best comments. We also ordered appetizers from the happy hour menu and were pleased with them.

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Melissa! We look forward to seeing you again for another girls night out! More 

Saginaw
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to meet up with friends for a few drinks and a snack before an evening or after. It's a shame they took off their coconut shrimp (it's so good) but so is the fondu and other bites. Drinks are fun and yummy. On the sad side every time we go it's always the same singer/band with the same... More 

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and review! We greatly appreciate your feedback. We love the coconut shrimp, too - we hope to feature it again! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Red Wing, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The happy hour on ladies night (thursday) is great. $5 martinis and apps for $5 including pizzas that easily feed 2 or 3 people. Live music and good service.

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Michelle, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! We look forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We live in the Twin Cities area and decided to drive up and visit Lake Superior one weekend. We were looking for a steak house and came upon Blackwater Lounge. We were there on a Saturday afternoon, so it wasn't very busy yet. We enjoyed a quiet dinner overlooking the lake. Spectacular view! We both had the prime rib. There... More 

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting our sister restaurant, Black Woods Grill & Bar. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Duluth. Thank you for your business to our local establishments! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Have been at Blackwater a few times and haev enjoyed them all. Sometimes just for drinks and somtimes for food and drinks. The pizza is amazing!! Nice atmosphere for a date night or couples night out. Service is almost always great, have a few slower servers, but never screwed up an order

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Josh! We appreciate your honest comments and look forward to having you back again for another date night! More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The atmosphere at Black Water is classic and comfortable. We stopped for a drink and appetizer before meeting friends for dinner. We enjoyed the Basil Cucumber Gimlet Martini and the Fondue for Two. Both were very good. Service was also great. A nice visit to a downtown Duluth classic.

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review! We greatly appreciate your business and hope to have you stop by again soon! More 

Cloquet, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My girlfriends and I love to meet after work at Blackwater Lounge for a cocktail and appetizers and to catch up with each other. The service is always wonderful, the martinis are spectacular and the food is fabulous! The atmosphere is upscale urban and the servers are always friendly and attentive.

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Sherrie! We look forward to seeing you back again soon for another girls night! Thank you for your continued business to our local restaurant! More 

Superior, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Classy place! And they are right on the lake. Great views while dining. Great date night spot. Good service.

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Blackwater Lounge

Address: 231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: +1 218-740-0436
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-740-0436

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Black Water Lounge is Duluth's premiere martini lounge. With a full bar, hand-crafted cocktails, exquisite lounge food, live jazz music and lady's night, Black Water is the finest upscale martini bar in the Duluth-Superior area. Black Water Lounge is located in Duluth's Old Downtown and was once the home of the Black Bear Lounge in the historic Greysolon Plaza. Host an event at Black Water's Manhattan Room - perfecy for Anniversary Parties, Engagement Parties, Birthdays & Corporate Gatherings! Rent the entire lounge on a Sunday for your larger group!
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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