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Blackwater Lounge

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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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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Ambiance

We were at a wedding at the Greysalon and came over to get some cocktails. The vibe in here is very loungy and awesome. The servers were great and the cucmber press was amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
biandi
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Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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220 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were at a wedding at the Greysalon and came over to get some cocktails. The vibe in here is very loungy and awesome. The servers were great and the cucmber press was amazing!

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Thank biandi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the atmosphere in the bar. Jazz band is perfect. Martinis are great. Very elegant, great location. Easy walk from Canal Park.

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

Thank you for your positive review Gary! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our live jazz as well as our martini selections! We look forward to your next visit in to see us. Cheers! More 

Saginaw
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What in the world happened to the Balckwater Lounge charm?? When they first opened it was top notch so we LOVED going there but the last few times we were there the Bartenders were very inexperienced or not trained. Three times I had them make a simple Grey Goose dry Martini and all there times I couldn't drink it so... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and review. We are sad to hear that you have not had positive experiences the last few times you had been in to our martini lounge. We would love an opportunity to speak with you directly about these experiences. We hope you ensure that next time yourself or any other guest comes in, they experience... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Cheese shrimp is pretty good. Skye the bartender was awesome. She makes a good Southern Comfort Old Fashioned. Loved to hear Frank Sinatra. Good old tavern feel.

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

Thank you for this wonderful review Pete! We are so glad you enjoyed our food, drinks, atmosphere, AND our service! We hope you will come back and visit us again very soon - cheers! More 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Very unique bar. Dark atmosphere and dark furniture give the place a throwback vibe. Drink menu is very impressive and the sushi was incredible.

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Thank apark2690
Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for this five star review! We are glad that you had a positive experience and enjoyed both our drink menu and sushi! Thank you for your continued business - Happy New Year! More 

Breckenridge, Minnesota
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Started our 2015 New Year's Eve here, I'm not really a martini person so was a little leary but Wow! In our four person party we tried six different martinis and they were all amazing. If your planning on eating, definitely do the two person fondue, and the dessert fondue! Both amazing! Don't pass this place up!

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

Thank you for your glowing review of our local Martini Lounge! We are proud that you chose to celebrate the start of your New Year's Eve fun with us! We hope to see you back very soon - Cheers to the New Year! More 

Moose Lake, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is our favorite place to stop for a drink and appetizer prior to continue on to our date destinations. Great atmosphere, cocktail selection and appetizers! Love when we can hit Happy Hour!

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are grateful for your continued business to our local martini lounge. We hope you will continue to join us for date night. Cheers and Happy Holidays! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

For the past two weeks I have gone for sushi with my girlfriends. The service was terrible both times. The first night, it took us 6 minutes to get greeted and it took forever to get my drink. My girlfriend who came with me was under 21 and they made us leave because of an unwritten rule of no one... More 

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3 Thank Alexa J
Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Alexa, thank you for your honesty and review of Black Water Lounge. We greatly appreciate your feedback from your two experiences at our martini lounge. Our mission is to exceed every guests' expectations and sincerely would appreciate the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you again for your review, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I have been coming here since it opened, and it's still the best place to chill, get a fab martini and listen to some great loung music! The glowing marble bar is unlike anything I've ever seen, just beautiful! The girls are very pretty, the 2 happy hours are awesome! Ladies night is great as well! The upper lounge area... More 

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

Thank you for this glowing review Amber!! We are so proud that we continue to be a go-to spot for your nights out. Thank you for sharing these fabulous photos of your last visit in - we love seeing them and look forward to the next time you are in for another martini and the ahi tuna crisps! Cheers! More 

Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My reason for going to DULUTH!!!!!!!!! Love this martini bar! Exquisite atmosphere, staff, food, drinks, and jazz!!!!!!!!!!

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1 Thank Emmylv5
Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for this glowing, five star review! We are proud to be a dining destination for you when you come to Duluth, and we hope you will make the trip to visit us again very soon! Cheers! More 

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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: Japanese, 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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