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Balcony Bar

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Copacabana
Italian, Mexican, American, Brazilian, Cafe, Seafood, South American
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Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-000, Brazil
+55(21)25418381
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The Balcony is presently closed. Not exactly sure why. The outside canopy has been removed and the front of the place is boarded up. No idea when they might reopen if at all. Was always a lively place and there always were girls trying to make a living mostly for the late crowd.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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PEACHTREE CITY
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Balcony is presently closed. Not exactly sure why. The outside canopy has been removed and the front of the place is boarded up. No idea when they might reopen if at all. Was always a lively place and there always were girls trying to make a living mostly for the late crowd.

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Portugal
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332 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Went here a few times to meet friends. The food was really good value, 24 hours, could get a bit seedy, and constant prostitutes looking for business, didn't bother me, but think it would upset a lot of people - I noticed though that they would go away if you just said no. 2 guys miming to records, well I... More 

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Tavira, Portugal
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167 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Open 24 hours, the drinks are average price, the food they serve is excellent and a very good price. We chose the filet mignon, which you cook for yourself on a hot plate brought to your table, 5 large steaks with chips and rice, and the price worked out £12 in Sterling, fantastic. Warning, any male not accompanied by a... More 

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Thank Ted L
glasgow
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70 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visited this bar a few times and always received large portions of excellent food. Prices were very reasonable, usuallly went in the afternoon or early evening, but noticed that the later it got, there would be many prostitutes about.

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Thank elvezGlasgow
Woodbridge, Canada
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233 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We dropped in for a few beers and to catch some sports on TV. It was very busy, lively and noisy. We were able to watch the hockey game and to people watch. With respect to food, we tried one of their pizzas and it was nothing to write home about.

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Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This bar is open 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. You therefore know the picture! If you want a burger for about $6 US then you will get it. It won't win any 'burger of the year award' but it will be freshly cooked and it will be substantial. Local drinks can be on the 'expensive' side... More 

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1 Thank keithY651
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We eat here two times. First time a burger, it was nothing special. Second time a sandwich with french fries. The fries were not cooked long enough. The sandwich was nothing special. The music is good so it seems like a very nice place. But the food is not really tasting and the are a lot of hookers the whole... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you are looking to watch a particular match that you must see then this is a busy bar that will accommodate you. (Estonian v England) was my game. Bottled beer expensive, food was average. I was there during the day and I can only imagine what it would be like at 3am.... lively I'd expect. Working girls were mingling... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch there. We ordered burritos and waited for an hour for our food. We inquired twice on what happened to our food before we got finally served. The food was alright when finally delivered but I was simply too hungry and annoyed to enjoy fully. Our order must have gone missing. To be fair the waitress did apologised... More 

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Thank AgaJaga
Regina, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were just looking for a place to eat along Copacabana and found this place across the street. They have lots of specials for great prices. For lunch we had fillet mignon, which they brought a hot-plate to our table so we could cook it to how we wanted, garlic mashed potatoes and salad...it was WONDERFUL. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighborhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: +55(21)25418381

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American, Brazilian, Cafe, Seafood, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighborhood Profile
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.