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231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
+1 218-740-0436
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 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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  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice spot in downtown Duluth

We stopped on a Friday night for Martinis and appitizers. The atmosphere is great as was the service. They have a great happy hour from 9:00pm until 11:00 with a list of $5.00 apps. We tried the Raleigh Street Pizza for $5.00. it was very good but it needed to be cooked a little longer. We also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
beech3242
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Duluth, MN
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  • Bar scene
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English first
Duluth, MN
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We stopped on a Friday night for Martinis and appitizers. The atmosphere is great as was the service. They have a great happy hour from 9:00pm until 11:00 with a list of $5.00 apps. We tried the Raleigh Street Pizza for $5.00. it was very good but it needed to be cooked a little longer. We also tried the Fried... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Atmosphere was pleasant and food was delicious. My girlfriend and I had the dragon rolls, we were more than impressed . Great date spot!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

I always have such a GREAT experience at Blackwater Lounge. Perfect location downtown, with such a classy atmosphere. Great food (love the sushi) and drinks, staff and service is always amazing. We try to make a stop when traveling to Duluth, defiantly a great spot to check out!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Came here for sushi and drinks on a whim and I absolutely fell in love with this place. the decor and lighting is very relaxed and welcoming. the staff at the bar were absolutely great at making sure I was tended to and I was pleased that my sushi rolls came out very fast while still being fresh. great experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Came in after a long day at work to have a drink with a friend! The lavender martini was my favorite, and the sushi was delicious!

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

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

Duluth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

By far, one of our all time favorite spots to getaway from our busy lives! The entire staff from the manager to the bartenders to the awesome servers are fabulous! There is never a time when we are there that we aren't made to feel like royalty. And add that to the extensive and delicious drink menu and food -... More 

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

We love your loyalty! Thank you so much for your great review and your continued business to our local restaurant. Cheers! More 

pkfan2617
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We absolutely love Blackwater Lounge. The decor, the drinks, and the staff are all the best of the best. And there is no better happy hour in the Twin Ports. They have an extensive menu of martinis and great bar food. The wait staff is amazing and Karen keeps everything running smoothly. We frequent Blackwater at least twice each week.... More 

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

Wow, what an incredible review! Thank you so much for your great feedback. Your business to us each week never goes unnoticed - we so greatly appreciate you and your loyalty. Look forward to your next visit! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Blackwater Lounge is in historic Greysolon Plaza in Duluth, MN. Their handcrafted martini's are the best I have had anywhere, and they are large. They have them for $5.00 during happy hour along with $5.00 appetizers. Thursday nights sushi is half price. I do love the beef tenderloin sushi. The atmosphere is very classy, low lighting, white leather bar stools... More 

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Virginia, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is such a fun restaurant to make any evening feel special!! The martini selection is great and so delicious! Perfect for appetizers and great company.

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

Cindy, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Black Water Lounge! We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Cokato, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A trip to Duluth would not be complete without at least 1 stop at the Blackwater. The staff, food and martini 's are all incredible, but the best part is the bar itself. It is beautifully decorated, a real treat!

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit to Duluth. 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: 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 - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?