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Rio Scenarium

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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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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

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    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Three floors of surprises

You could imagine it is a standard dancing floor of Rio. But you can find there everything for every taste. It is great, the decoration of each corner is carefully selected but it seems they just put it there. There are more than three music atmospheres. And you could just go and sit for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Nutzen
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Bogota, Colombia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bogota, Colombia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

You could imagine it is a standard dancing floor of Rio. But you can find there everything for every taste. It is great, the decoration of each corner is carefully selected but it seems they just put it there. There are more than three music atmospheres. And you could just go and sit for drinkind something and talk next to... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Awesome place. Beautiful people. Good music. Not expensive. Best place to go if you enjoy chilling out.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went just to see the place as it was rated as one of the 10 best bars in the world by The Guardian. We were not disappointed. There are three floors of vintage items and we rode the vintage elevator to look at them all. We went early (around 9pm) with required ID and paid the cover.We did not... More 

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Ghana
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Book in advance, bring your ID and get ready to queue. Once inside enjoy and have fun. 3 floors of live music. The atmosphere is "crazy". Food is decent ( pastels are fresh and crunchy), service is not the best but who cares, it's a dance club with amazing music in a "museum". Cool concept.

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New York City, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Rio Scenarium is located in Lappa area of Rio.It is a three floor historic house that has been converted into a restaurant cum bar cum live music/dance facility.Each floor of the facility provides a different ambiance reflecting 40s-50s. Every night there is live Brazilian music which is so much fun.Ground floor and first floor has dance floor. Highly recommend that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We liked the meals, the drinks, the music and the historical building. Sometimes the place looked crowded.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Rio Scenarioum is located at Lapa in the Historial Area of Rio de janeiro. It was an old house of mid 1800´s adapted for a Restaurant and Bar. It has live brazilian music starting a 10:00PM and finishing at 03:00hs AM next day. Its Restaurant have few dishes and they are very well served at a reasonable price. The drinks... More 

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L.A.
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

recently visited here one evening with friends while in Rio. This establishment really makes you go back in history to the 40's-60's with all their artifacts and curious from past eras. There are 3 floors to visit. There is a dance area on floor 1. Bar scene is lively and the food is delicious. There seems to be a cover... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You'll need and ID. There is an entry fee. The live samba music is amazing. Food is alright, and decent priced. Venue is big. Get there early (Before 10) or risk a long line.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

To start with the positive: The place does look great and is huge (in my case a major plus as I reached early and sat upstairs, so it felt spacious and uncrowded - if you plan on visiting later, ie: past 9pm, do not expect a table). And the music was truly good. For the negative: The cover charge (60... 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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