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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 June 9, 2017 via mobile

Favorite bar in Duluth, a drink menu for every taste, and a shockingly good, but small, food menu. Thursday's are the best bet for value but any night is a good night for black water.

Thank apark2690
Reviewed June 7, 2017

We stopped in on a Thursday and it was Ladies Night. $5 martinis and 1/2 price sushi. Their martinis were awesome, the bar staff awesome and were really good mixologists. The sushi was good. It a really cool place. Think jazz, Frank Sinatra, dark with...More

Thank GandYMac
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped at Blackwater Lounge to try their martinis after hearing glowing reviews from a friend. They did not disappoint! The service was speedy, the staff friendly and helpful, and the martinis unique and delicious!! I asked our bartender if there was...More

Thank Marzarmy
Reviewed May 8, 2017

It was while my husband and I were walking back to our hotel, following a disappointing dinner at JJ Astor, that we stumbled across Blackwater Lounge. We were thrilled with our discovery. The ambiance is right up our ally - dark, classy and infused with...More

Thank Kristine D
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

On a recent visit we stopped by for drinks and appetizers. We found ourselves in the midst of happy hour. Our martinis were tasty and appetizers were delicious. We really enjoyed the live music. Our first round was lovely, however, as the more local crowd...More

Thank Cara F
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Been here several times, always enjoy the great cocktails, whether my usual Perfect Bourbon Manhattan Neat, or something from there large drink menu, it is always prepared well and served with a smile.More

Thank Danny M
Catherine C, Marketing at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Danny! We're so glad you enjoy the cocktails and that our staff can create the Bourbon Manhattan exactly the way you like it. So happy you enjoy the drink menu and our friendly staff!...More

Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

I have been slowly working my way through the martini menu, and let me tell you... I have not been disappointed yet. If you're looking for something spicy- ladies sample your very own pool boy ;) or if you're feeling a little sweet keep it...More

Thank Samantha B
Catherine C, Marketing at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Thank you for your lively review Samantha! Glad to see that you enjoy our large list of martinis and have picked out a few favorites. We appreciate your business! Best of luck getting through the rest of the martini list- we think you will continue...More

Reviewed March 8, 2017

This was our first time to Blackwater Lounge. We were early enough for happy hour, so we enjoyed $5 martinis. I had the Blushing Lady and my husband had the Ol' Blue Eyes...both were excellent! For our meals my husband had lobster bisque soup and...More

Thank DuluthBobSue
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Ambience is great, retro lounge with couches, comfy for casual conversation. Drinks were good & varied. Spoil alert:: we were enjoying our drinks and all men in our group were told to remove their caps to expose hat hair. Was awkward for server to tell...More

Thank Teri A
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Love the atmosphere! My wife and I come frequently on our Duluth runs down the shore. Where we hang before our trip home and unwind after errands. Chill!

Thank Andy F
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Response from Simon G | Reviewed this property |
No we do not
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I know nothing about Easter Brunch...I think you meant Blackwoods Bar and Restaurant.
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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, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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