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Rio Scenarium

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Neighborhood:
Centro
Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American, Spanish
As featured in How to smile in Rio
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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: Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Amazing music drinks and great appetizer

I came here after a samba class that was included in my excursion;we all were put on the VIP list so we walked past the 200 plus people waiting in a long line to get into this happening place. The decor of the place was like beautiful art I really enjoyed looking at the place and the scenery they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melissa H
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here after a samba class that was included in my excursion;we all were put on the VIP list so we walked past the 200 plus people waiting in a long line to get into this happening place. The decor of the place was like beautiful art I really enjoyed looking at the place and the scenery they had... More 

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Thank Melissa H
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here and it's the first club I've been to in Brazil (but many all other the world). The entrance is 60 rias and you get a menu card where you purchases are added to so you can settle your bill at the end. The venue is full of 30+ classy people of different ages. The... More 

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Thank Natasha G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big place, several stories. Great jazz during dinner, and some people were dancing, tons of fun. They also have a club on another level that was for the young with all kinds of cool samba. Great charming street and area of town. Must visit.

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Thank Liz M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted Samba, music and dance and that's what we got!! Great atmosphere and it makes you want to dance the night away. The food was ok, the service superb, and it was fun from start to finish, give it a try but go early (8pm) to avoid the queues.

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Thank Bonnylass55
Dublin
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I just returned from the Scenarium I visited with my wife and still can not believe how poor the experience was. We visited the place solely because of high rating on tripadvisor and ended up paying 60 reals per person to enter the venue only to enjoy overcrowded place with absolutely zero chance to actually sit and watch the program.... More 

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Thank Jarek_Jakubcek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great evening in this huge warehouse of a club. The samba dancing was amazing, the live music wonderful and the casual food and drinks excellent value! in the trendy 'Lapa' area of Rio, this is a night out not to be missed! Check out all the varying memorabilia hanging on the walls!

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Thank Keith C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, club is spreaded over three floors, all with different vibes. Enough space, good toilets, great music!

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Thank Lauravandam
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit it during a first Saturday of any month and you'll be double treated to the great feria that takes place right outside the door. The feria extends several blocks and it's a busy flee market worth perusing. Prepare yourselves for listening to all sorts of musical sounds emanating from street performers and radios everywhere. Could be overwhelming!

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Thank Mario V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an experience to do in Rio I would say. The funny and mixed furnitures style and general mood of the place are worth the visit! Live music is good. Food is just average. Drinks are better. Service is minimal. Bring an ID with you for the admission.

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Thank Max L
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice bar with live music at Lapa. The place is big and there are different ambiances. Good to dance and to have a great night out.

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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, Latin, Bar, South American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.