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Rio Scenarium

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Brazilian, Bar
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Rua Do Lavradio 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
+55 21-3147-9000
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Today
7:30 pm - 2:30 am
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice but for tourists..

I was in the Rio Scenarium for the fist time in my this weekend, I found the place very interesting (and big) but at the same time lacking a bit of an identity. The decoration was interesting but sometimes it did not make a lot of sense to me. The atmosphere was good, it was not packed (probably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Andy D
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I was in the Rio Scenarium for the fist time in my this weekend, I found the place very interesting (and big) but at the same time lacking a bit of an identity. The decoration was interesting but sometimes it did not make a lot of sense to me. The atmosphere was good, it was not packed (probably low season... More 

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Vienna, Austria
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

nice decoration, party is nice but nothing really spetial, the DJ got drunk after 1 hour playing and the Music was just a catastrophe, really disappointing aster paying 40 Reales (13 Euros) for the entrance and expensive small caipirinhas

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A must see for a night out in Rio. Truly unlike any bar I've ever seen. Huge, spacious, and as many as four bands playing in different rooms at the same time on the same night. Friendly, fun atmosphere- 18 year olds share the dance floor with 80 year olds. Don't miss this!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice place. Nice people. My friends and I had a pleasant time here. Completely different from that place Sette Leblon owned and operated by criminals. Stay away from that place. Police have to visit that restaurant. Never going back.

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Carmel, IN, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are looking for the heart of Samba, you need to come to this place. It's both historic and contemporary at the same time and is the party and dancing spot for all ages. This is a must see place when in Rio!!!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went out the weekend in this place, the temple of samba of Rio de Janeiro. It is very big and imprtessive but was not very crowded, probably due to the fact that it is winter.. The staff was friendly but I found that the place was lacking a bit of a soul anf charm. Interesting musician were playing brasilian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The atmosphere, decoration, music, drinks... Everything is just great at Rio Scenarium. There are other super awesome bars in Lapa besides this one, but I would say everyone should visit Rio Scenarium at least once.

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Jacarei, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

good decoration, but no option for vegetarian or vegan. Doesn't have even a french fries in the main menu. all meals comes with meat, except pasta with tomato sauce. good music and pretty people overthere.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you want to have a little taste of what Rio is all about, here is the place. Decoration is beautiful, price is ok, the live music is great, you have a great mix of locals and people that are not from Rio and also not from Brazil. They only play brazilian music, which really keeps the local atmosphere. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Rio Scenarium is an impressive place for tourists which offers you all that you need for a great night. You can start having dinner there, enjoying live Brazilian music, and if you get enough of it, you can also go for the disco room and dance till the morning comes.

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Additional Information about Rio Scenarium

Address: Rua Do Lavradio 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21-3147-9000
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday 7:30 pm - 3:00 am
Friday 7:30 pm - 4:30 am
Saturday 8:00 pm - 4:30 am
Cuisine: Brazilian, Bar

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Do Lavradio 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +55 21-3147-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Bar
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
7:30 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 4:30 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 4:30 am

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