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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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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Minnesota
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We come to Black Water Lounge a few times each year for $5 happy hour martini's and their wonderful appetizers. We ate there the last two nights and had the wonderful fondue with chicken, steak, apples, grapes and melted gouda cheese! Also, we tried the Thai Boneless wings, Raleigh Pizza and Crostini's. Everything tasted so delish and fresh. The servers... More 

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Walker, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a find we stumbled across! There was a coupon on our e-ticket for Seinfeld's show last Friday. $5 off $20 or more. I googled it, said it was voted the best martini lounge in Minnesota...I'm sold...let's go! So we got there for happy hour, which is EVERY day might I add between 4pm-7pm. Not shabby! The happy hour during... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We met some friends for drinks on a Tuesday...$5 martinis - can't beat it! The martinis were fantastic! Great service and atmosphere.

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Thank san123Dc
Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

YAY! We love to hear that you heard about and are taking advantage of Tini' Tuesdays which offers $5 martinis EVERY TUESDAY for the months of July and August :-). We are also happy to read that you enjoyed great service and our atmosphere as well. We hope you will be back in for another night out with friends very... More 

Duluth, MN, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing martinis, wonderful apps and a fun atmosphere! We were here for "ladies night" (seriously, just check out all the great events they run if you are looking to save a few bucks) and happy hour. This was the first time we chose the bar area over the lounge and everyone was friendly and the service was very fast. The... More 

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

Mark, thank you so much for this fabulous, glowing review of our martini lounge!! We love to hear that our guests are able to take advantage of our incredible specials and happy hour deals that we run :-). We are also happy that you decided to give our lounge food and sushi a try as well! We look forward to... More 

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

Had two drinks on the 5 buck Tues night special. Tasty, juicy, yummy, and reasonably priced drinks. Piped in music was too loud for me to talk to friend. Requested they turn it down. They did not. Maybe they forgot. Willing to try food next time. 10 dollar coupon for signing on to their website and club.

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Thank georgettem645
Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you George for your review and for sharing your experience with us. We love to read that our guests are taking advantage of our wonderful happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers! We are disappointed to read that our staff did not turn down the music for you and your friend though. We are sincerely sorry for this as... More 

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

Sat at the bar and had a drink with my wife and listened to some nice music....bartender was very good....

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

Tom, thank you for reviewing our restaurant with five stars! We are happy to read that you stopped in for happy hour with your wife and enjoyed our atmosphere and service staff! Thank you for your business and we hope you will back in again soon! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a girts' night out here. Service was good, drinks were creative. Would definitely recommend to others.

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

Thank you for reviewing Black Water Lounge! We are excited to hear that you and your girlfriends enjoyed a fabulous Ladies Night Out at our martini lounge! We appreciate your recommendation to family, friends, and our viewers and look forward to the next time you will be back! Cheers! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Blackwater a few times and the food and service has always been great. The atmosphere is relaxing and great music. I will for sure go back again.

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

Kristi, thank you for taking the time to write this review of our locally-owned martini lounge! We love to read that you have enjoyed a positive experience every time you have come in for a night of tasty martinis, delicious lounge food, and live jazz! Thank you for your continued business and we look forward to seeing you back in... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lady's night. Had $5 martinis and $5 apps. They were wonderful. Didn't realize that there were other flavor of martinis that you could order that were not on the menu. I'll know for next time.

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

Beth, thank you for your positive review of your visit in for Ladies Night on Thursday :-). We are delighted to see that you enjoyed $5 martinis and appetizers when you were in! We look forward to having you back again soon to try a few more delicious martinis - Cheers! More 

Maplewood, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to the Black Water Lounge several times over the past couple of years and this time we took our good friends with is to share the experience. Great martinis, delicious food, excellent service and an incredible ambience is what brings us back year after year. The house band, The Maxi Childs Trio, plays great... More 

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

Tony, thank you so much for this review and for your continued business to our martini lounge! We are so excited to hear that you brought some friends in to enjoy a night of martinis, live jazz, and dancing :-). We love to hear that our guests are truly enjoying our house band, the Maxi Childs Trio, because they are... 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, Japanese, Sushi, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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