We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blackwater Lounge

€€ - €€€American, , Sushi
231 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2140
+1 218-740-0436
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (52 reviews)
“fondue” (17 reviews)
“lobster bites” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
231 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2140
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (290)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 290 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 18 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 14 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 7 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 30 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

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Been here many times & always have wonderful service, food, & drinks. The staff is very friendly & the house band is great! Will come back many times.

Thank Patricia H
General M, General Manager at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Patricia, Thank you for such a great review! We hope to see you in soon : )

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love this place, food is excellent and the service was very good for a party of 18. The View of Lake Michigan was wonderful

Thank Cocominneapolis
Nearby Restaurants
Fitger's Brewhouse Brewery and Grille
831 reviews
.44 km away
Canal Park Brewery
863 reviews
.52 km away
Pizza Luce
447 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
779 reviews
.16 km away
S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
383 reviews
.69 km away
Art in the Alley
44 reviews
.05 km away
Adventure Zone
69 reviews
.76 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rebecca F
27 April 2017|
Response from Simon G | Reviewed this property |
No we do not
22 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Amber J | Reviewed this property |
I know nothing about Easter Brunch...I think you meant Blackwoods Bar and Restaurant.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
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
  • 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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing