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Rio Scenarium

Rua do Lavradio, 20 | Centro Antigo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Centro)
+55 21 3147-9000
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Ranked #1 of 83 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We were taken to Rio Scenerium with some friends who live in Rio. When a local Brazilian recommends a place, it doesn't disappoint! Really enjoyed the experience and would recommend to anyone visiting Rio.

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Dublin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Late night venue for dancing and drinking in Lupo area/downtown Rio. Suitable for all ages from 21 to 65 years old. We got there at 11.30pm which was perfect, and expect a 15minute queue as this is popular with locals. You need ID or credit card to get in, as they have a charging system with payment on exiting. The... More

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Fremantle, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were recommended this place at the last minute by my Brazilian friend and it didn't disappoint! It is located in the city centre and it does take bookings for dinner which is highly recommended as the lines can get very long. We got a table on the lower floor right next to the stage. The dinner menu is tapas... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Went to this place as was recommended by hotel staff in Buenos Aires. Turned out to be an excellent decision. It is located in the city area of Rio (Not Copocabana/Ipanema), about AU $10-$15 from Copocobana. It is about 2 blocks walk from the main bar area in Lapa (Other bars, Samba venues like "Gema" and jazz clubs) so you... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The entrance line was down the block, but went quick. Once inside, we walked around and were so lucky that a table opened up. The atmosphere is really cool, but it didn't have the same authenticity as other clubs in Lapa. The music was a little off, breaks in between so there was not much dancing. We left early and... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are in Rio de Janeiro, you just cannot miss this truly amazing place ! Incredible live atmosphere, extraordinary decor, at least two different bands playing every night. The nightclub is so big (3 floors) you can choose if you want to dance, or simple get a quiet corner and enjoy some of the delicious bites and drinks they... More

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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very atmospheric building. Both inside and outside. Visitors are mainly and clearly upper class of Rio. Very nice for a couple of hours, but if you want to enjoy the real (street) nightlife, also visit other places.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I had one of the best times of my life inside this place.... I love the authenticity, food and yes live music... a real treat for any visitor to rio

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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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286 reviews 286 reviews
176 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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