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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, 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
lovelly ambience best of brazilian live music… the taste of real brazilian music.. at the best night house ever., a must

Its the most camping place to go on a nigth out , one can go early for diner in a incredible ambience and stay on all nigth for the live music that starts early in the evening while you dine…during the day is an antique shop during the evening a samba live music place with the best artist in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
suely b
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Its the most camping place to go on a nigth out , one can go early for diner in a incredible ambience and stay on all nigth for the live music that starts early in the evening while you dine…during the day is an antique shop during the evening a samba live music place with the best artist in rio…a... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is totally different from everything you have ever seen. The music is typical, the food is typical, and the drinks are fantastic! Very local place!

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Kingston Upon Thames
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Didn't eat here but was recommended to go here and see live samba, bossa music at it's best. It was really really good. Think Ronnie Scotts Brazilian style only bigger. Perfect mix of tourists (of all wallet sizes) and locals enjoying the music, and dancing, and Rio. Would go back in a shot. Also in a great atmospheric pedestrian street... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Ordered a portion of cheese ball and received it frozen. Asked to have a new one and after 15 minutes received same portion (with half eaten cheese ball) still frozen ... kitchen just warmed it up on micro oven. After that all waiters around my table started to give me bad look once I showed it to "manager" and asked... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

we did a great night it this place loved the atmosphere the music highly recommend an evening out but get there early as its very popular

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If you want to see carioca spirit ,go to Rio Scenarium ,cariocas really know how to party . Adornment fashionista ,don't miss this place . Security: 20/10 Top 🔝

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Every person we met in Rio told us that when we go to Lapa we 'should' go to this place. We were really disappointed. Possibly because people built it up so much that we had high expectations. We went there for dinner and you have to pay entrance fees to enter a restaurant? Never heard of that! Now a club... More 

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Nassau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Additional Information about Rio Scenarium

Address: Rua Do Lavradio 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21-3147-9000
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
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
Cuisine: Brazilian, Bar

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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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