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Rio Scenarium

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Address: Rua do Lavradio, 20 | Centro Antigo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 3147-9000
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7:30 pm - 2:30 am
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Tue - Wed 7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Thu 7:30 pm - 3:00 am
Fri 7:30 pm - 4:30 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 4:30 am
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Awesome live music! The band was amazing and there were local dancers trying to get those sitting down to dance. I got encouraged to try it, and I did! Not the best samba dancer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Freeport, New York

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Freeport, New York
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome live music! The band was amazing and there were local dancers trying to get those sitting down to dance. I got encouraged to try it, and I did! Not the best samba dancer but I had a great time and so did other people who actually got up to dance. The drinks were strong and good. This place is... More 

Thank ecgaray
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered a couple of traditional Brazilian appetizers and some drinks. The appetizers were actually pretty filling and they were good. There was a live band with a lot of people dancing so we joined in! I gave this place a three because I didn't understand why we paid BR $60 per person to get in and because the food... More 

Thank Jocelyn V
Brighton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were really excited to go here as its well known as the best samba club in Rio, however as a woman I felt incredibly uncomfortable here for a lot of the night. We were a group of three girls and one guy, and whenever our male friend took his eyes off us for a second there were different men... More 

Thank livistar0
Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the rio scenarium is worth a visit to get a feel for how the locals party. although there are a lot of tourists here which is evidenced by the photo taking at every opportunity, there are definitely a lot of locals. it is basically lots of different areas with different artists playing... although the music obviously wasn't in English we... More 

Thank fifers89
Kendal, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ignore all negative comments. This is the place to go in Rio if you like good food, good music and an amazing experience. The staff were beyond reproach and absolutely helpful and honest. The reporter who gave 2 stars went to the wrong place! Just go and enjoy........

Thank Colin B
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really weren't sure what to expect from this place but thought we were probably going to see an exhibition of professional samba dancing. It turned out not to be the case as the locals took to the floor to the sounds of the excellent samba band. If we were initially disappointed it didn't last long because as it seemed... More 

Thank MantineaSheffield
Global traveller
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a nightmare. We were a group of 30, told to arrive before 8 for a table. When we arrived, we were told that all tables were reserved until 9pm. We hovered vulture like over the empty reserved tables until 9pm, then sat down. Service is by a strange, complicated menu you fill in your self - some of our... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In terms of Lapa, this a great choice! As the building remains with the old antique shop atmosphere, you can experience the local music in a nice ambience.

Thank Marcos R
New York, NY
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77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful spot. Nice for dinner, dancing to live music, or tearing the club up. The place is huge and has areas for all of these activities to take place without disturbing each other. People of all ages go to this place. There is a good mix of tourists and locals. The decor is really cool and kitschy. Just remember to... More 

Thank CNR683
South East England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool, cool place - very eclectic. More touristy than I would have liked, but it was raining and we were told the Brazilians don't bother to go out if it is raining, hence higher ratio of tourists than usual!! Consequently the club was not jam packed but full enough, which was ideal. We had a table which the 'old school'... More 

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.