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Rio Scenarium

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“brazilian music”(21 reviews)
“samba club”(15 reviews)
“live samba”(9 reviews)
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Rua do Lavradio 20 | Centro Antigo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is well decorated and with great music. You can taste a little of Brazilian music and the joy of life of the people. The food is ok (not great) but the drinks are very good. Nice to go with your couple or in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lgolborne
Reviewed February 13, 2019

we came to hear + watch some samba dancing while visiting rio. the people were fun to watch and the band kept the energy level high. the food was decent, but not the reason to come here.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank kktravels826
Reviewed January 31, 2019

I have rarely had more fun than I had at Rio Scenarium. It is a wildly fantastic, rambling building on two floors with lots of strange rooms and artefacts, but it's great. The crowd seemed to be a mixture of locals and tourists, but everybody...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrushM
Reviewed January 30, 2019

Took the Metro but unfortunately the exit I needed was closed so ended up not quite where I'd plannned and as other reviewers have pointed out, it is NOT the place to wander round. However, just asked and got there. Had read the food wasn't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed November 28, 2018

What a place. Take a taxi as the area surrounding the venue is deemed a little rough around the edges. Our hotel had recommended we did not walk around on our own and the taxi drops you practically right outside. You will need photo ID...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Annie2008UK
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

So this place is a gem. You pay 45R$ to get in. They give you a card so all your sinks and good are loaded onto the card then at the end of the night you pay. Which means the bar is ready. After dinner...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nkat3ko
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We just had to go to a Samba bar in Rio and was told this was the biggest and best so we did, we were also told the food was amazing. Hmm Samba bar great, food not so good. Eat before you go!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tregarvon21
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Came here based on others' reviews but sadly disappointed. Main issue was appalling service. Waiting staff were very inefficient with a poor attitude coupled with a general sense that they did not know what they were doing. When they did finally take our order after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Live music and dancing on most days. The place is nice. Lots of interesting antiquities on the walls. Its two stories. There is food and drinks. We just had bites which was good. There is a large dance floor and every body was dancing ....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Khatulistiwa
Reviewed October 22, 2018

If listening to good music and dancing, at a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere, are among your interests while visiting Rio de Janeiro, you came to the right place! At historical "Rua do Lavradio", in Rio's old center, you'll find "Rio Scenarium", where every evening, from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LuizDutraNeto
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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
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Abigail M
December 20, 2018|
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Response from LuizDutraNeto | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Abigail. They have live music every night and now, during Summer months, when Rio receives so many more visitors, "Rio Scenarium" promotes even more better shows. The better shows start around mid-night. Check its daily... More
September 22, 2017|
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Response from Carlos C | Reviewed this property |
I did not book a reservation, we just took a taxi (from Copacabana) and got there, we only waited a few minutes in a short line, once you are in, they register you by asking for a Photo Id, they will give you a expense... More