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Balanza Bar

426 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY 11206 40.709619 -73.948608
nr. Ten Eyck St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-546-0634 Send to Phone

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Nearby Subway Stops

G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


This venue is closed.

In 2002, Jede Brahma (who also owns nearby Art Land) took over a struggling, almost exclusively Latino bar in a rapidly shifting neighborhood and transformed it into an amiably scruffy spot to bridge the gap between longtime residents and younger transplants. Named Balanza (Spanish for "balance"), the orange-bronze space hosts a body modification "Freak Show", djs and burlesque shows for half its clientele and pool league tournaments (the home team's trophies line one wall) and live Latin acts for the other. On a typical night, both sides come together to recline on beat-up couches or dangle bottles of Negra Modelo at the painted-mahogany bar.