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Mud Bug

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Rua Paula Freitas 55 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22040-010, Brazil
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United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best location near one of the best prestigious hotel Copacabana Palace. Great food ( we had pizza, burger was delicious, french fries aren't frozen out of this world) cocktails are the best. All kind of beers you can find in this pub. We went five times during our trip. On Wednesday they have live music on Thursday night another band... More 

Thank Robertadamian
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

You can get there any of aprox. 30 types of beers. The atmosphere is nice. They play there pop music in English...

Thank Moran L
Vitoria, ES
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Mud Bug is a nice bar in Copacabana, close to the beach and to a metro station. They have differents types of beers from around the world and they are always cold...wich is important in Rio's hot weather.

Thank Canuto7
Ituzaingo, Argentina
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Nice place to drink several types of beer and drinks. Very good atmosphere and background music. I do not think it's a place to eat, it's more like a bar. Like several places of this type in rio de janeiro, one pays nothing of what he orders. Everything is loaded into an "entry card" that just when one wants to... More 

Thank romandp05
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered pizza as a quick fix to sort out my rumbling stomach and whilst size wise it was ok, it was very basic and the base wasn't properly cooked - still dough.

Thank Jakeyjak3
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The atmosphere was alright, except for somewhat aggressive security men protecting the bar. The menu looked nice at first glance. However, the quality of food and drinks was really bad. I tried the shrimp po'boy, onion rings and a regular caipirinha. Everything was oversalted to the extent it was inedible. Even caipirinha was salty. As far as Louisiana cuisine goes,... More 

Thank Natalia P
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Visited with husband early evening. They insisted we have a payment card each then got charged 20 reals each because they had music on. Couple we with with paid per couple. We were only there for one drink. And it's just an average bar - there are plenty of others around that don't charge. I hate to be ripped off... More 

1 Thank debsy42_10
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was terrible: 1. We had to get the menu ourselves (and go call the waitress to take our order) 2. Waited for 20 min for the drinks that were ready at the bar, and we could see them 3. The waitress forgot 1/2 main courses 4. Didn't apologise for that 5. Waited 1 hour for a salad 6. The... More 

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United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Best location 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 exquisite menu !!! Amazing live music 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 wonderful people and great atmosphere!!!! unique decoration 🌟🌟I highly recommend this place. I live in Florida and I've never been to such a wonderful place like that. A MUST ☝️☝☝☝☝

Thank Robertadamian
Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

My husband & I visited Rio for a week in June 2016 from the United States. This was one of our favorite bars that we found in Copacabana, we ended up going there 3 of the nights we were there. Great music, great bartenders, great drinks. Walking distance from all the hotels along the beach. Highly recommend!

1 Thank alliefox1213

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Paula Freitas 55 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22040-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 35478527
Literally in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
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