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“Love it!”
Review of Blackwater Lounge

Blackwater Lounge
Ranked #10 of 260 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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!
Duluth, MN
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love it!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Amazing food, amazing drinks, atmosphere is glamorous, I can't say enough about this place, there are very few classy places in Duluth and this is one of them. Only hard thing is there can be a long wait if you come with a large group of people on the weekend.

  • Visited November 2012
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback and comments! We are so grateful to have you as a customer and look forward to seeing you again at the Lounge soon!
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MN
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Martini Happy Hour”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Upscale bar in the Greysolon building. Good martinis, but not great. Jazz entertainment. May go here again.

Visited March 2013
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Thank DeziMN
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments! We look forward to seeing you at Black Water Lounge again soon!
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Breezy Point, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice place with a good view”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were here recently for a small wedding reception.

The service was excellent and genuine, not painted on. The choice of food and the quality is very good. I had the beef tips which weren't the best I've had but they were good. Menu prices were surprisingly good.

The atmosphere is nice and cozy in here and as a bonus it has a great overview of Lake Superior.

A great place for a dinner on a special occasion!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Andy G
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful and kind review! We look forward to seeing you at Black Water Lounge again soon. We greatly appreciate your business!
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Rochester, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
789 reviews
465 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Martinis and Sushi”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Very nice lounge with darkwood paneling decor. Friendly staff awaits to make your visit satisfying. Live jazz music on a Tuesday nite when we were there. Very fresh sushi appetizers that I highly recommend trying. The selection of martinis is very good, but they will also custom make one to your liking. Martinis and sushi are half-price on Thursdays. Comfortable seating and elegently decorated for a nice overall experience. They also have a full menu for dining out. One of the best in Duluth.

Visited February 2013
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Thank traveltheworld012
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you at Black Water Lounge again soon.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Live music and excellent martinis in a gorgeous atmosphere”
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Went to Blackwater two nights in a row with two different sets of friends. Everyone enjoyed the live music and the variety of beverages was mind boggling. Musicians provided fun live entertainment. We would definitely return.

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you so kindly for your wonderful comments! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for your business to Black Water Lounge!
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