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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 81 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The bands were great, the place was amazing. Loved the samba rock, the party atmosphere was excellent. Highly recommended!

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

+This place rocks. Three floors of varied music with the greatest live samba band that you can listen to. +The place is very well done with an antique feel. Cycle, clocks, hanging on the walls. Real good feeling +Food menu was limited but it was excellent quality. The steak was top of the line. +Crowd is diverse 18-60. Know how... More

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Glen Waverley
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We wanted to visit a samba club on our Rio visit. We looked at a number of nightclubs in the Laps area, and this looked best. We could hear the first singer and samba band from the street. The nightclub looked upmarket, so we decided the B$25 was not excessive. We we fortunate to get the last table on the... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Rio scenarium is the perfect night spot in Rio, located in lapa district the heart of Rio's nightlife, When you get in you see the majesty of the place decor is antique. Then comes the stage where Samba and Forro music are played. On the second floor tables to dine and chill with drinks. The third floor turns into wild... More

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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Polite, friendly and helpful staff Several Samba bands playing in several rooms A broad mix of ages Plenty to see and do Interesting art and artefacts on display to view A must for anyone visiting Rio

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