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Blackwater Lounge

231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
+1 218-740-0436
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Ranked #25 of 230 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene
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
Silver Bay, Minnesota, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Friendly staff, make a great martini. Wish I had stayed for dinner. Even tough dimly lite, I could see the place could use some cleaning, unpolished stainless with lots of drips, dusty stuff overhead, etc. Worth a visit.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have been going to Black Water for years. What used to be a "fancy" place to go with friends, is becoming a shame. What happened to the dress code? Now I see people with sweats and ugg boots. Only one waitress during the 5-7pm happy hour every time I go. One time the poor girl had to pull people... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Black Water Lounge. We greatly appreciate your honesty and feedback. We look forward to seeing you at Black Water Lounge again soon. More 

Minnesota
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you are looking for a loud jukebox, pool table, or a dart board go somewhere else and drink craft beers. This is a place for fine food and drink in a great atmosphere, the staff (every one) are professional and as accomodating as any I have seen ANYWERE. If you were treated poorly maybe you should look at yourself... 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 are so looking forward to your next visit! We greatly appreciate your comments and business to our local establishment! More 

Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review!!! We greatly appreciate your business to Black Water Lounge and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Thank you for your 5 star review!!! We are so thankful for your business to Black Water Lounge and look forward to having you back again soon! More 

Rochester, MN
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 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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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
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant 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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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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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you back 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 - 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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American, Sushi, Pizza

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