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Blackwater Lounge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Sushi
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)
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American, Bar, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
231 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2140
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 29 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
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing place for a romantic night out with my husband we come for happy hour and it’s always a great time. We even had our wedding reception here! We love the staff and the music

Thank Jacquelyn J
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restored bar. The old world charm and atmosphere. The music is 40’s -50’s. Beautiful marble bar and dark paneling. Happy Hour martinis are $5.00 with large $5 apps.

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Love to split fondue for two. get lots of steak bites and chicken to dip, and some apples and grapes and crusty bread. Delicious cheese dip.

Thank glsalm
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Dark sultry atmosphere with great live jazz make this a must see stop in Duluth. Thursday is ladies night with half price ($5) sushi rolls that are perfect. The drinks here are consistently absolutely unique and fabulous.

Thank Joe M
General M, General Manager at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Joe, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! Ladies night is always such a fun night for us- we're glad you enjoyed it too! Carson Bohren General Manager

Reviewed 19 October 2017

We occasionally visit Duluth, it's a fun town. We happened to visit Blackwater Lounge today and are almost upset we haven't been here before. Loved it. The Rat Pack vibe, the great music, interesting drink options and our waitress Lisa was awesome. We shared two...More

Thank joy181
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for cocktails before dinner. This place is awesome. Dark classy comfy and smooth. The atmosphere just grabs you and soothes you. Drinks are classy and delish. My fav was the old blue eyes. A toss of class to Sinatra. Did want to...More

Thank trooper198
General M, General Manager at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thanks for stopping in! We're so glad that you felt comfortable and relaxed during your visit- looking forward to being able to serve you the same experience next time you come in. Best, Carson Bohren General Manager

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We absolutely loved the atmosphere of Blackwater Lounge. Would love to see one in the Twin Cities. It would quickly become our go-to place for an evening out.

Thank JourneysTravels
General M, Manager at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of our Lounge- we hope to see you in again soon! Carson Bohren General Manager

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The martini's were made to order and lived up to their reputation. Had the lobster bites, California sushi roll and the chicken Thai flatbread and they were tasteful and well constructed. Service was very attentive and efficient.

Thank Kyle K
General M, General Manager at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Kyle, Thank you for your time writing a review complimenting our food, beverages and service. We hope for the chance to offer you another 5-star experience! Cheers, Carson Bohren, General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 18
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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
  • 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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