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Rio Scenarium

Rua do Lavradio, 20 | Centro Antigo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Centro)
21 3147 9005
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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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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
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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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261 reviews 261 reviews
161 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Rio Scenarium is a great samba club located in the Lapa district. We were with a group of people who all took a samba class and headed there afterwards. What's really great about this place is the decor and the live music. The club used to be an old antique shop and still has antiques all around. When we were... More

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Miami, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Omg What a great place. Don't let the reviews scare you about bouncers and long lines. This place is worth all of it. Danced amd drank all night. Our server made our night. He danced with us, talked about the future of Brazilian soccer, was extremely generous on the alcohol portions...absolutely LOVED this place. Get ready to have locals grab... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great live music! This is what makes this bar such a fantastic place besides a good decoration that gives the place a nice atmosphere. I recommend a table close to the stage on the first floor, or next to the windows that face the street on the second floor ( you will get a nice view of the street )... More

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