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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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16:00 - 01:00
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Tue - Wed 16:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Grand Portage, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was my first time eating/drinking at Blackwater. Had California rolls and two drinks. Drinks were delicious, but the rolls were just okay. I will come back again though.

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Superior, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This lounge is a cool retro cocktail lounge. Their martinis are wonderful & so are their appetizers. Love this place!

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Thank sashay888
Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the place to be in Downtown Duluth, great service, happy hour, and drink specials. The atmosphere is fantastic!

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Thank Darren H
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a fun time, good drinks and a good happy hour special. Servers were nice but the service was slow.

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Thank Jca327
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friends got dressed up and went out on the town and it was perfect! Good service, great food, and awesome atmosphere!

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Thank Haley L
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to the Blackwater Lounge since its inception. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. The martini's are made right! The food menu is really good...especially so since sushi was added to the appetizer menu. I've brought many friends from out of town...and, when they come back they nearly always want to head back down to Blackwater Lounge.

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Thank brucecarlson1
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came up for a little get break from our busy lives and this is a place we always visit. We usually stay at The AG Thomson House while in Duluth and TIm & Angie the owners are the ones who got us started on this place. This place take you back to the 40s and 50s... More 

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Thank Simon G
Cloquet, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is top notch. At my last visit something was wrong with my bill. My server knew it wasn't correct and she kept trying to fix it in the system. Because they were unable to fix within the system, they not only credited my bill for that charge but also for all of my drinks! I visit Blackwater with... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here a few times, fancy for sure and had a good time. Good drinks but people were nice and I had good company

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Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The majority of the time that I visit Blackwater is a night out with friends. We usually go on Thursday nights for Ladies Night to get half off sushi and $5 martinis. We always have a good time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 01:00
Saturday
16:00 - 01:00
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
11 months ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?