Blackwater Lounge was much better than I had anticipated in terms of ambiance, decor, and food options. I had skipped past the menu when researching places to eat in Duluth because it's a lounge and my other experience with a Duluth lounge was not conducive to an upscale night out meal. I wish I hadn't done that...
We came on a Saturday for drinks, some fabulous live music, great seating/lounge options, including the under-lit bar. We had already ate, but tried the lobster roll with pineapple, which was fabulously fresh and unique. We liked the menu so much (but were not hungry enough to eat more) that we decided to come back the next day and were talking about coming back all day. To our dismay, the lounge is closed on Sundays and we were so heartbroken we momentarily contemplated staying until 4pm the next day just to eat there!
The cocktail and martini options were great. There were many infused vodkas.
The reason I gave it a 4/5 rating was the service. A college-age girl working behind the bar recommended sweet options when I said I did not care for sweet drinks. The customer next to me ordered 4 drinks, and she had trouble taking the order and could not make the drinks (basic drinks off the menu.) Some of the other servers seemed a little harried and service was slow in general. Granted it was about 10p on a Saturday night and so was very busy, nearly full. But I would expect at the caliber of lounge this places bills itself as that the service would match, in particular from someone working directly behind the bar. However, it was obviously a great enough experience that we would have come back the next night, and truly enjoyed our visit there!! Would highly recommend.
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June 3, 2013
Thank you so very kindly for your wonderful review! We are so greatful for your business to Black Water Lounge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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