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Blackwater Lounge

231 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2140
+1 218-740-0436
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (52 reviews)
“fondue” (17 reviews)
“lobster bites” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
231 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2140
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first time to the Blackwater lounge. The ambience is super fun and feels very old boys club with Las Vegas flair. The Martinis were super awesome and appetizer, fondue was delicious. Service was very friendly and we will definitely be back.

Thank Cgyguy30
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the sort of old style lounge feel of this place. We sat at the bar which the best. We enjoyed delicious shrimp and lobster flatbread and ahi sushi. A small group playing background music was perfect. Darkly lit but fun.

Thank nancy t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were super excited to try this lounge. We ordered martinis for the first time ever and primarily came in for the jazz music. We were not disappointed. We stayed for 3+ hours. The service was excellent, the Childs trio (jazz band/singer) was top notch!...More

Thank Marcy S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We came here for Mother's Day, and as always, the food was exquisite and we were sooo full when we left! We make this our go-to dinner spot every time we come to Duluth, because it is consistently great. Prices are med-high, in my opinion,...More

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Amazing martinis & cocktails. The Fifth Ammendment is by far my favorite. Great appetizers too. Worth a stop for a drink or two, they always have live music. Really nice atmosphere.

Thank Sisarie
Reviewed July 25, 2018

It's almost mind boggling how many martini options there are to choose from here but the good news is that the quality of the drinks is just as plentiful as the overall quantity. My favorite was the Pool Boy, which offers a nice mixture of...More

Thank nikkosis
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Hands down best martinis in Duluth! So many incredible options to choose from that are so different than anywhere else. The lounge has this amazing vintage feel, like you’re going back Old Hollywood, yet has a dark ambiance that is exactly what you would expect...More

1  Thank ashleycarlson
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We had the blackened steak and special-order martinis. Both very good and our server knew the menu and the ingredients in drinks. A great place for food and drinks.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We dined here during a recent trip, upon the recommendation of someone. The service, drinks and food was superb! My very favorite part was the ambiance (lounge style) and live music. The music was Frank Sinatra era, and SO GOOD!! We sat close to the...More

Thank Lyn T
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Blackwater never disappoints. The atmosphere and live music are great, perfect for a romantic night out. The food is amazing. I’ve enjoyed everything I have ever ordered but the boneless Thai wings and crunchy roll are personal favorites and the lavender martini is my all...More

Thank Laurie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $18
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 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
  • E-mail
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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