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Blackwater Lounge

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231 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2140
+1 218-740-0436
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Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Galena, Illinois
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308 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My client and I stopped in for dinner. This place has a small craft beer selection and a nice list of signature martinis and drinks. The menu ranges from Flatbread to sushi. We opted for the blue cheese stuffed shrimp, crab meat wontons and some sushi rolls. The shrimp was okay. Tasted like plain fried shrimp. The wontons were awesome,... More 

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Thank Burns57777
Duluth
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always love Blackwater. It is my favorite place to enjoy friends. It is elegant and comfortable. The drinks and food are amazing. The staff makes sure everyone has a good time. The music is always an added plus.

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Proctor, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So wonderful . Would love to be there everyday. Atmosphere is excellent and the staff is attentive .

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

Kathy, thank you for your wonderful review! We would love to have you here everyday as well :-)! Thank you for your continued business and again for this wonderful review! More 

Duluth, MN
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place unwind, enjoy a beverage & great apps....service is always great & the Maxi Childs Trio is fantastic!!!

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

Thank you for your kind words and positive review! We are proud to have your business at Black Water Lounge and hope to see you back soon! Cheers to you! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love jazz, cocktails and great food you have to check out Blackwater Lounge. Soft lighting and live jazzy music makes the ambiance warm and inviting. Their signature cocktails are so intriguing you'll want to try each of them. The cuisine menu has something for everyone from their Bulldog bites to Sushi or the Lobster Bisque Soup to Flatbreads.... More 

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

Kelly - thank you for this glowing review of our "Trendy Cocktail Lounge" :-)! We are delighted to hear that you have loved everything you have tried on both our martini and cuisine menu! We greatly appreciate your continued business and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Duluth, MN
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the martinis here. They have so many to choose from. The Lavender is the best. We also go for the Lobster Bisque Soup. It is very good with pieces of lobster. Love it!

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

Mhmm.. we love our Lobster Bisque Soup as well :-). Great choice! Thank you for your five star review and positive comments about our locally-owned and operated martini lounge. We look forward to having you back in again soon, cheers! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Blackwater Lounge. Its entertainment with Maxie Child's is out of this world. The martinis are great and the appetizers tasty. Its a great place to meet friends, bring guests or just relax after work. Cheers.

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

Mike, thank you for this glowing review of our beautiful Black Water Lounge! We love to read that our guests not only enjoy the food and drink that we provide, but also the atmosphere of our Lounge with live jazz by Maxi Child's Trio! We look forward to the next time you will be in to unwind and relax with... More 

Cloquet
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thursday was ladies night and the half price sushi and $5 martinis were awesome during happy hour. I can't say much about the pizza or boneless wings except very disappointing. Music was great and fun atmosphere. We will do it again. No pizza or wings next time.

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Thank lorrainen799
Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and for your feedback! We greatly appreciate your comments regarding our pizza and wings as we will review this with our culinary team to ensure we are serving five star experiences. We look forward to the next time you will be back for Ladies Night for 1/2 priced sushi and $5 martinis though! Thank... More 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am always out for a deal! Went with a friend for apps and dessert one Thursday evening. The happy hour apps are a great choice as there are $5 choices! The crostini was AWESOME!! For dessert we had the chocolate Fondue and that too was fabulous (perfect for two people). I have eaten here two other times for a... More 

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

Amity, thank you for your kind words about our incredible happy hour deals and our delicious Lounge food :-). We are delighted to hear that you have found a few favorites on the menu and that you have enjoyed all of your visits! We hope to see you back again this Thursday or the next time you are in! Cheers! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was great, but disappointed in service. She was flustered the whole times couldn't keep up with her tables. Had tons of other servers bringing us our stuff. She came up to us when we were eating and told us she got "cut" and we needed to pay her out and then we would get a new server. We told... More 

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

Thank you for your honesty and for sharing your experience with us. We are so terribly disappointed to read of the service you received during your visit. That is completed unacceptable, and it is not a reflection of the standard that we expect for our guests. We would love an opportunity to speak with you directly to learn more about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Sushi, Japanese, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2140
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-740-0436
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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