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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 - 4:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 29
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  • 18
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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
Most recent review
Live samba!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Mame317
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Ghana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a place where you can see good regional music in Rio. The place is known for locals and tourists, but this area of the city is sometimes a mass.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Tonight we queued for over an hour to get into this club after reading brilliant reviews. After over 20 Brazilians decided to jump in front of us while we queued patiently, we finally reached the front but were informed we needed to show ID. This I can totally understand for suspicious or under age looking individuals. In our case, myself... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This evening we went to visit scenarium as it has good reviews, I'm disapointed to say me an my girlfriend wasn't even able to get in for unknown reasons other than what I presume is clear prejudice that we are tourists, we waited in a queue for around an hour to be asked for id as we got to the... 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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