Jul. 25, 2023
Cover [Abstract]  
Document Type 8-K
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Jul. 25, 2023
Entity File Number 001-41294
Entity Registrant Name Blue Water Biotech, Inc.
Entity Central Index Key 0001782107
Entity Tax Identification Number 83-2262816
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity Address, Address Line One 201 E. Fifth Street
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 1900 
Entity Address, City or Town Cincinnati
Entity Address, State or Province OH
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 45202
City Area Code 513
Local Phone Number 620-4101
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.00001 per share
Trading Symbol BWV
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ
Entity Emerging Growth Company true
Elected Not To Use the Extended Transition Period false