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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 76 nightlife in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Dance Club/ Discos
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Had a good evening here. Good live music, good food. Great interior. It was like being in a museum. Very interesting stuff to see. However, the music was all Brazilian, and while all of the locals are singing their lungs out, you as a tourist feel a bit stupid. This is when you know that it's time to take a... More

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Amsterdam
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Besides Carioca da Gema, this is another great place to enjoy your evening, dancing all night on live Samba music.

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Suffolk
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I am not exactly young anymore and when my colleagues going to a night club, I was a bit sceptical. But, oh what a great night out. The place has people from early 20's to early 70's - and they all have a great time. Over several floors there are bars, a restaurant, a large area with a DJ and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Brazil = Samba = Rio Scenarium!!!! Awesome bar. Live music. Very quirky nightclub. A must see!!!! Of course, going here with our Samba instructor (Rio Samba Dancer) elevated the experience to a whole new level!! He got everyone involved on the dance floor, as we were there on a Tuesday night and there was room on the floor to move!!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My friends and I went the last night of Carnaval. There was a line to get in, and a cover charge. The line moved pretty quickly, and the cover was I think, about US$ 15. We had dinner and drinks. I had the grilled fish with the carrot puree and pesto rice. It was delicious. After dinner we stayed to... More

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Rome, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I cannot find something bad to say for this place. It's definitely a must. Music is very good, but live performances and DJs. People get grazy at dancing and the location is simply fantastic.

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Zionsville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Three story antique store turned into Samba dancing fun. Amazing idea for a cool bar that attracts locals and tourists of all ages to come drink and dance the night away. Think New Orleans french quarter meets great Samba bands and dancing. They have Samba instructors who make it fun. Do not watch get up and try it. So much... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This place is a must see in and off itself. There is so much to discover inside with the different rooms and decor. What I liked best was that we could duck into the club and come out into the other rooms which were more loungy and then go around and watch the live samba band and dance a little... More

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Москва
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Loved the place, very antique atmosphere. Not easy to enter, better make a reservation from the hotel. Must see !

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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181 reviews 181 reviews
68 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Rio Scenarium its a place that everyone knows in Rio de Janeiro. Close to the Lapa's district, it a 3 floor bar that can mix 2 different dance floors. One dedicated to Samba and the other to Brazilian Funky music (mostly on the weekends). Most of the people are tourist and you can find a good bunch of locals during... More

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