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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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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
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
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A Great Spot

I went there after dinner nearby and a really buzzing place - great drinks and décor - and the staff were very friendly. The music was really good - modern and everyday samba... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I went there after dinner nearby and a really buzzing place - great drinks and décor - and the staff were very friendly. The music was really good - modern and everyday samba. Lots of locals enjoying night out. The food looked good. Not super cheap but well worth it. Much better than I expected.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

So this is a multi-level club / bar / restaurant. Probably the most different thing is their payment system where you have a form that gets marked up throughout the night with drinks / food and you pay upon exiting. The club music could have been better, but the food and drinks were decent. I was honestly surprised by the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very cool music venue, with three levels and different bands on each one. When the band is good EVERYONE is dancing. It's a blast. My whole visit was ~$R 99. But, I did not have a lot of drinks. Fun way to mingle with the locals and watch some amazing dancers!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were looking for some nightlife and our tour guide recommended this place. It didn't disappoint. With three stories of interesting spaces to explore, a balcony overlooking the street and another over the live band playing samba music and the dance floor, we had a great time! The band was really talented and there were just the right amount of... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our tour guide had recommended this place when we asked him where we could go on a weeknight for a drink or two. Although we went in with low expectations, we were pleasantly surprised at how big the place is. There was a place for everyone, from live music to a DJ spinning a mix of local and pop music.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Fantastic club. There is a cover charge of R45 however this gets you into this great venue which holds up to 2000 people. Theres live singing, food to order and 3 floors for you to dance the night away. Great venue - great night.

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Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It was Wednesday night. We thought this was a club, we arrived early and enjoyed the dinner first. Even we did not bring our IC, they allowed us to enter with the show of credit card. It never turned to the club on Wednesday night, but their live samba show was great, best samba singers I saw in Rio. Also... More 

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Rio Scenarium has been recommended by a lot of people and magazines for good reason. It is most definitely worth seeing while in Rio. The city lives for samba and you can see it and feel the energy here. It's a nice place and there's plenty of places to just have a caipirinha if you don't want to join in.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We came here on a Thursday night for a samba night. We were told there are 3 levels and each level has a dance floor with different genres on each floor, live music, techno and hip hop. However there were only two floors with music and half the floors were filled with people dining. There is one or two main... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You MUST go. Do yourself a favour and go early - and stay all night. This is a total experience and bring your dancing shoes. Everyone is here: young and old and everyone is moving to the samba music. The design is outstanding, all 3 floors. You should visit all floors and all rooms. You pay 40 Reais to get... More 

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