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Blackwater Lounge

231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
218 740 0436
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Ranked #24 of 230 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
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!
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English first
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

What a great place for our group to have dinner. Upscale yet very friendly. Food was wonderful as was the service. Very relaxing and a great drink menu. The eat downtown special made our meal very reasonable. Thanks for a great dinner.

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Duluth, Minnesota
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is the best cocktail lounge in Duluth, hands down! Great service, high quality foods, and the best drinks. The only thing you should go elsewhere for is if you're wanting only to drink local craft beer. Sure, there are breweries and other nice places you should also go...but this location, the atmosphere, the drinks and apps just can't be... More

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Rochester, MN
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

3 blocks from out hotel we were out walking on a nice Sept Thursday and enjoyed the half price martinis and sushi deals (we are not usually into sushi but found an excellent shrimp tempura option). Service was good, very dark in there, definitely a nightclub atmosphere.

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

Thank you so much for your review of Black Water Lounge. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! More

Minnesota
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Blackwater Lounge was recommended to us by another couple staying at our B & B. We stopped right after getting back to town after a day of hiking. When I walked into the restaurant in my hiking clothes, I was a little afraid we weren't appropriately dressed, but when I asked, I was assured we were fine, as long as... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We greatly appreciate your business to our local restaurant - thanks for stopping 2 nights in a row! We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Duluth! More

Duluth, Minnesota
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I love going there for Thursday night specials. Half price sushi means I can order two orders :-) The atmosphere is a little classier than the rest of the neighborhood, but it's good to have the contrast available when you want it. I make an effort to sit at the bar, waitress service can be a little slow when it's... More

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

Thank you so much for your review of Black Water Lounge. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Been to Duluth before but first visit to Blackwater. The store front caught our eye with "sushi and martini bar" so we decided to try it for dinner and hanging out on Saturday evening. There was a sign posted at the door about specific attire that wasn't welcome so at first we were concerned that we were under dressed (jeans/casual)... More

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

Thank you so much for your review! Look forward to your return to our lounge! More

minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, the bartenders was fast and friendly, and the sushi was good. It was a nice stop to visit with some friends. The music was not overly loud and we could converse without yelling at each other. The bartender was spot on with drinks, refills, and food. I would definitely go back!

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

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

Moose Lake, Minnesota
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We've been here twice now and just can't get enough of their delicious martinis! (I recommend the Raspberry Truffle, and the Chocolate Coconut, and the Take Me Home...just not all at one time!) Each time we've been here they have had a great variety of martinis (only $5 each during the 4-7pm happy hour) and this time we also decided... More

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We greatly appreciate your business to Black Water Lounge and look forward to seeing you back for more martinis and lounge fare! More

McHenry, Illinois
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Chose this restaurant based on a local's recommendation, but regretted it. Ingredients were missing out of my meal. The service was extremely slow, and not very friendly. Someone in my group ordered a "strawberry salad." It literally came with 2 small slices of strawberry on it. When she asked if she could have more strawberries in her salad, the waiter... More

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

Thank you for your honesty and review of Black Woods Grill & Bar. We greatly appreciate your feedback from your experience. Our mission is to exceed every guests' expectations and sincerely would appreciate the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you for your review. More

Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Okay so I went to a birthday party, I showed up like two hours later with a crew of four. We went into the bar area and I ordered a total of 4 drinks for $40 (hey actually it's not as bad as I thought it sounded except all the drinks were weak tasting, but whatever). My friend, the birthday... More

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

Dear Mary, Thank you for your honesty. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Our Director of Operations, Julie Thoreson, would like to speak with you directly in regards to your experience. Can you please provide us with your phone number? Again, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We look forward to speaking with you soon Sincerely,... More

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Additional Information about Blackwater Lounge

Address: 231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218 740 0436
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American

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