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Balcony Bar

Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-000, Brazil (Copacabana)
+55(21)25418381
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Ranked #2,202 of 8,501 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: American, Brazilian, Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Bagels, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Copacabana
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Copacabana
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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great burgers, the best in Rio and a good price for a thick meaty burger, and only R$19. Large TV's showing sports, especially NFL during the season. The place is clean and there is always a buzz about the place. It's a good night out

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England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Food - very good. Location - excellent Atmosphere - seedy in the evening. Ok in the day. Not a place for the faint hearted! Working girls are there all day and particularly at night. I'd gone there with friends, after having a lovely meal I ventured inside to use the ladies toilet. On the way back to the table I... More

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Good Place, its open 24 hours a day! I went about 3 times. My favorite dish was the the self cook filet mignon! There a "working girls" there all the time. They dont bother you. What I did not like was that they like to hang out in the bathroom which is very small and they didnt seem to care... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went here more or less every day either at the start of the night or to end the night. It's open 24 hours and full of debauchery ( ;). Food is good and there are plenty of ladies to keep you occupied.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Went to Balcony Bar for lunch and ordered the chicken/beef skewers and sausage with onion. Food was reasonable but nothing special or worthy enough to consider going back. There was a waitress who spoke fluent English which helped as we had been struggling at a few places. There were also multiple TVs showing sport so if you want to watch... More

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Valparaiso, Chile
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Me and my girlfriend were on vacations in Rio and some friends recommended us to go to Balcony bar-restaurant. In the first time we asked for a 'Filete mignon parrillada' which is a self cook barbecue with 5 steaks. You can order it with 2 side dishes...PERFECT FOR 2! That plate is very cheap and big. We also ordered very... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Go round the corner and sit at one of the normal bars - cheaper, better and not full of prostitutes.

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It is right on Copacabana Beach and there are working girls as stated in most reviews. But as also stated they do not bother you. The most important fact is the great food and excellent service. I would not bring my kids there but would highly recommend The Balcony for a great dining experience with friends in Rio .

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Clearfield, Utah
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We ate here by chance first night in Rio. It's true it's a working girl hangout figured it out halfway through dinner but it's also right on copacabana beach. Ignore the girls & they won't bother you. They have an option where they bring you the meat & you cook it at the table which was great because there were... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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161 reviews 161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Was walking by one day and decided to pop in for a cold drink on a sunny late afternoon. Soon after ordering at the bar, I looked around and was like "hey, wait a minute, there's something strange going on in here....." Yep, it's not only a bar but a place where countless working girls hang out. If that's your... More

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