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Rio Scenarium

Address: Rua do Lavradio, 20 | Centro Antigo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Centro)
Phone Number: +55 21 3147-9000
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Ranked #1 of 88 Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Dance Club/ Discos, Nightlife
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
Attraction details
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Dance Club/ Discos, Nightlife
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
Hours:
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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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I live in Brazil and my first visit to Rio Scenarium was in 2007. I loved it! It was full of locals dancing samba. Now, it looks like it is full of tourists and the few locals that are there are just looking to hook up with a 'gringo' or 'gringa'. No more real samba. They also had a HUGE... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We got the impression that this music venue was very much for the locals rather than foreign tourists. It was very busy, spread over three floors, with fascinatingly eclectic decor. The music was nothing special and it was hard to get a table to sit close to the entertainment. Our hotel concierge got us a VIP entry pass to avoid... More 

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Riga via London and DC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It may well be a tourist attraction, but this club also attracts a lot of locals. The music is great, the atmosphere is great and the menu offers a good selection of bar food. We were there for about five hours and it felt like we were leaving a party early. Next time we're in rio, this will be top... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

After reading about Rio Scenarium we were expecting an incredible experience and a real flavour of Rio's live music scene. The place might have been authentic once, but unfortunately now it is like a theme park tourist attraction. To begin with entry was BR$40 per person. We had arrived early, 7.45pm, and it was only once we had paid and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We enjoyed a great evening there. Good music (samba) with great people dancing and enjoying the night. What we enjoyed mostly was the great mix of people: young/old as well as Brazilian and foreigners.

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Belize City, Belize
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lapa is the place to be on Friday nights and Scenarium is the best place in Lapa to go. The line can be a pain, but its worth the wait. Plenty of space, multiple floors that look down onto the main stage and a separate room on the 2nd floor that has amazing AC... Open really late and the crowd... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

People from all over the world and all ages ! It's a good place to know people and listen do classic Brazilian songs. Good drinks ! From Ipanema the taxi ride is about R$ 50.

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Manor, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband, young daugter (18 months), and I visited Rio Scenarium during a weekday as soon as they opened. We just went in to see the place and listen a bit of music before heading back to the apartment we rented since it was past our toddler's bedtime. It was so worth it. The place is very unique - reminds... More 

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Shrewsbury
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The live music is brilliant and then on second floor you can go through to disco part which plays Brazilian music with great beats. Danced the nite away cannt wait to go back. You need to register a card on entry and they give you a drinks menu, at the bar yo order and they cross your drink off, on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Rio Scenarium is an impressive Samba Club in the buzzy Lapa district. It is a lovely antique shop/ house converted into a Club and spans over 3 floors. Each floor has its own music genre and function with live Samba Bands performing most days of the week. It has cosy areas to sit and enjoy the music, drink and food.... More 

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