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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This huge old nightclub (3 stories/2 buildings) with its quirky decor gave us a taste of Rio nightlife. Both bands specialized in Brazilian styles with excellent musicality that inspired some fine dancing as well. The food was okay, but not the highlight of the evening. We arrived early (7:30) on a Wednesday evening and got seated on the first floor... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
98 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

get there early, as the longer the night goes on, the line gets long. long as in, 200-300 people when we were there that night, was wrapped down the sidewalk around the corner into a parking lot. people say its touristy, however, there are also locals which makes it a nice mix. the food was 7/10 and the music on... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

the inside decoration is as I never seen anywhere else before... I loved this very unique atmosphere. Performance will happen on the 1st floor, and you can watch the performance from the 2nd or the 3rd. Reservations need to be made for the 1st floor or the 2nd floor near to the music "hole". Dance floor is on the 1st... More

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All over
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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

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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