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Rio Scenarium

Rua do Lavradio, 20 | Centro Antigo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Centro)
+55 21 3147-9000
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Ranked #1 of 82 Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Dance Club/ Discos
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
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Sydney, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Went to this place as was recommended by hotel staff in Buenos Aires. Turned out to be an excellent decision. It is located in the city area of Rio (Not Copocabana/Ipanema), about AU $10-$15 from Copocobana. It is about 2 blocks walk from the main bar area in Lapa (Other bars, Samba venues like "Gema" and jazz clubs) so you... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The entrance line was down the block, but went quick. Once inside, we walked around and were so lucky that a table opened up. The atmosphere is really cool, but it didn't have the same authenticity as other clubs in Lapa. The music was a little off, breaks in between so there was not much dancing. We left early and... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are in Rio de Janeiro, you just cannot miss this truly amazing place ! Incredible live atmosphere, extraordinary decor, at least two different bands playing every night. The nightclub is so big (3 floors) you can choose if you want to dance, or simple get a quiet corner and enjoy some of the delicious bites and drinks they... More

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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very atmospheric building. Both inside and outside. Visitors are mainly and clearly upper class of Rio. Very nice for a couple of hours, but if you want to enjoy the real (street) nightlife, also visit other places.

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I had one of the best times of my life inside this place.... I love the authenticity, food and yes live music... a real treat for any visitor to rio

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This huge old nightclub (3 stories/2 buildings) with its quirky decor gave us a taste of Rio nightlife. Both bands specialized in Brazilian styles with excellent musicality that inspired some fine dancing as well. The food was okay, but not the highlight of the evening. We arrived early (7:30) on a Wednesday evening and got seated on the first floor... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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276 reviews 276 reviews
168 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

get there early, as the longer the night goes on, the line gets long. long as in, 200-300 people when we were there that night, was wrapped down the sidewalk around the corner into a parking lot. people say its touristy, however, there are also locals which makes it a nice mix. the food was 7/10 and the music on... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

the inside decoration is as I never seen anywhere else before... I loved this very unique atmosphere. Performance will happen on the 1st floor, and you can watch the performance from the 2nd or the 3rd. Reservations need to be made for the 1st floor or the 2nd floor near to the music "hole". Dance floor is on the 1st... More

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All over
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were taken there as a pre-planned outing. Charming old building, with interesting decor. The entrance was quite difficult, bureaucratic almost, but once in the service was good. We loved the live Samba music and enjoyed watching the really good dancers - seems to be a place where regulars go to do some serious dancing. I did think the food... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

You have to pay 35 reais to get in, and it does not mean that you will enjoy the concert. You must book one month in advance too seat mext to the band. The food is ok, you can find the same food cheaper somewhere else. The music is also just ok, we were in places cheaper and funnier. In... More

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