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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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Sunday
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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, Late Night, 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
Lovely club

I love this club. Would definitely return when Im in Rio again. The club has 3 levels and different themes, lots of bars over the place so a drink is always nearby. Live music and band. Cozy dance floor with lots of space. Also sitting areas that almost look like restaurants where you can have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Elle T
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Nassau
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Nassau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love this club. Would definitely return when Im in Rio again. The club has 3 levels and different themes, lots of bars over the place so a drink is always nearby. Live music and band. Cozy dance floor with lots of space. Also sitting areas that almost look like restaurants where you can have a sit down dinner. All... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Unique place in Rio to spend a complete evening. Very large building so you don't need to have a reservation. You can drink and eat for very reasonable prices (quality is good but not gastronomical). But the top are the concerts of Samba (2 concerts every evening) with the people dancing. There is always ambiance there. Safe place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Thank goodness we came early for dinner because although it was quiet when we arrived, it soon filled up. The food was really good, not amazing but perfectly nice. After dinner the whole place turned into a crazy buzzing samba club. The singer on stage was amazing and everyone was dancing round having a great time. Just how you imagine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We enjoyed out night in Rio Scenarium. Great music and food on offer all at resonable prices. Would recommend not going to this place until around 12ish as that is when the real party kicks off. Enjoy !!

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Rio Scenarium is like a museum turned into a bar. A lot of old stuff to watch. Live band with Brazilian music in the main room and more international nightclub-music in another part on the second floor. Entry was about 50BRL/16USD and drinks are a bit expensive. Very popular place and the later you go the longer wait to enter.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Rio Scenarium has a great atmosphere and is the first place on my list anytime I'm going out in the Lapa area. The combination of eclectic decoration, good service, Brazilian music and people looking to have fun without the snobbishness that sometimes comes with nightlife. All in all I recommend this place to anyone looking to have a good time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

this is Rio's night jewel! you must go there if you stay in Rio de Janeiro!! eclectic venue, 100% samba, the place to see and be seen. Get those feet dancing!!!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You'll have to queue for up to 3 hours on a friday or saturday night.... There is a flat fee of 50 reais to get in, it is overcrowded, nowhere to smoke, pricey drinks, etc. I don't really care for Brazilian music so that's irrelevant to me, but I suppose the average foreigner will enjoy the whole atmosphere. It is... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lovely combination of live music, great atmosphere, good service and nice food. There is a small cover charge but well worth it if you get to hear some of the live performances on offer each evening. There are four floors filled to the brim with eclectic collections of clocks, musical instruments, china dinnerware and even vintage cars. An old fashioned... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We ate here before going to have a few drinks next door - the staff were really attentive and although we had some language barriers, the food I ordered (a pasta dish) was good.

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Restaurant Details

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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