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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” (53 reviews)
“fondue” (17 reviews)
“lobster bites” (5 reviews)
American, Bar, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2140
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here during a recent trip, upon the recommendation of someone. The service, drinks and food was superb! My very favorite part was the ambiance (lounge style) and live music. The music was Frank Sinatra era, and SO GOOD!! We sat close to the...More

Thank Lyn T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blackwater never disappoints. The atmosphere and live music are great, perfect for a romantic night out. The food is amazing. I’ve enjoyed everything I have ever ordered but the boneless Thai wings and crunchy roll are personal favorites and the lavender martini is my all...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited for cocktails and had some of the best martinis ever! There was live Jazz music that was enjoyable to listen and was the perfect volume. The service was great and the atmosphere was very upscale.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Live music. Specials on certain nights. It can be a bit dark and noisy for good conversations. Parking lot at Sheraton isn't far away if street parking is hard to find.

Thank WiTraveler1234
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for sushi because of TripAdvisor ratings. Discovered upon entry that this isn’t necessarily a restaurant that specializes in sushi. Had a drink anyway and enjoyed the live music for a bit. Kind of a funky design and very low lighting.

Thank Makemeabeliever
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

There a few better things on a Duluth night than having signature martinis and listening to the Maxi Trio at the Blackwater Lounge. The atmosphere is classy, comfortable and inviting. The staff is simply the best! Our bartenders were friendly and fun to speak with....More

Thank reestafarian
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

The jazz music and atmosphere is the reason we keep coming back. The decor is very inviting. Nice big comfy chairs up close near the stage. The Martinis are good. The food is good but portions are slim. Maxi Trio is ahhhmazing! Maxi and Steve...More

Thank angelinmpls
Reviewed 21 February 2018

A perfect place for drinks and apps... Drinks are delicious, and the food is always tasty, and cooked perfectly. I mean perfectly, just the right amount of crispness on any of the fried items, and delicious EVERYTHING. Love this gem of Duluth and only wish...More

1  Thank Josh M
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Been coming here almost every weekend and I love the atmosphere, live music, food and drinks. Staff is fantastic. Highly recommended to go solo, on a date, with friends or for business. Wish the live music stayed a bit longer.

Thank Jose D
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This venue is very nice to look at, and the cocktails are great, but the sushi was hard, stale, and overall very difficult to eat.

Thank R G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 18
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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