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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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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: 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
Rio Scenarium is a must anytime you're in Rio

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Mariane M
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great food, great music, great scenery. What more could you ask for? You can be in a crowded area with loud music or in a more intimate setting.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My friends and I had so much fun at this place. The theme/decoration is as cool as it gets and very unique. Great live Brazilian music, non stop dancing, refreshing caipirinhas and tasty traditional appetizers. There is a cover to get in (not bad) and it's totally worth it. Prices inside aren't steep at all (even for Rio).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I came here based on lonely planet's recommendation that it was good for samba. I felt the R40 cover was not worth it. The only reason to go would be to see the interior, which is decorated with antiques and has a functioning old-style elevator. There is a ground floor with a live band, but I was a bit disappointed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The place is very nicely decorated and unique with good live music. However the food service was really poor. My steak was served cold and people on the table had their food served with long gaps in between.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is listed by The Guardian among the 10 best nightclubs in the world which really deserves it. It is really an awesome place with good music and wonderful and kind staff. Do not miss to see the other floors with different decorations. We ordered a salad and two beers which beside the good quality, the price was reasonable. I... More 

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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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