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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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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Duluth, Minnesota
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The flat bread appetizers are awesome! The fun energy of the place just adds to the food. Staff is very attentive and so very friendly. There isn't a bad thing to say about this place.

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Thank Dan M
Duluth
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a fun night at blackwater:) ladies night makes it very affordable. Has such a great ambience!! Will definitely be going back.

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Foxboro wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food and great service. Great drinks. Very reasonable prices. Sushi was great and a wide range of choices.

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Thank Gorden24
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere! Had the $5 martinis and half price sushi. Excellent! Bartenders and wait staff are superb!!!

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Thank stacyceo
superior
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great martinis. Friendly staff. Great appetizers. Relaxed atmosphere. Have been there several times. Will definitely go back.

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Thank judy377
Becker, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group had a great time on Saturday night. Awesome food and drinks! Server was great too! Always a good time at Blackwater

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Thank kortneys194
Duluth, Minnesota
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel like I am stepping into a jazz bar when I go here. Drinks are phenomenal! Highly recommend! Food is good but a little expensive.

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

Thank you for this wonderful review of our martini lounge! We love to read that you feel like you step into a jazz bar whenever you walk into our lounge :-). We greatly enjoy having live jazz music as part of our atmosphere and love to hear that our guests enjoy it as well. Thank you for your recommendation and... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food! Great customer service when calm however when busy customer service decreases rapidly!

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Thank HB4294
Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We appreciate your kind words about our food and service, but we are disappointed to read that you feel our service decreases when it is busy. We are so sorry that this has been your experience in our martini lounge, and we will be actively reviewing this to ensure that our guests are always... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blackwater is by far the best spot in Duluth for a DELICIOUS martini! They have so many to choose from as well as amazing appetizers to pair! Blackwater, I will be back SOON!

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Thank tanyaa887
Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Tanya, thank you so much for this glowing review and title of "The Best Martinis in Town!" We love to read that you have no only enjoyed our martinis but also our delicious appetizers and lounge food that pair perfectly with live jazz and our atmosphere! We greatly look forward to seeing you back in soon and thank you for... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service is always second to none! The drink menu is amazing and the food is awesome...go there on a night that the Maki Childs Trio is playing which is weekly and the have a great relaxing time.

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

Wow - thank you so much for your review! We love to read that our guests have received nothing but five star service when they have been into our locally-owned martini lounge :-). We are so proud to host live jazz music by Maxi Childs Trio and have them with us every week! Thank you again for your review and... 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
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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Chetek, Wisconsin
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?