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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting to see younger people there. Second floor earlier in the night was playing 80s pop and rock song and it was amazing. But later on the switch to funk and it was very disappoint.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank jt-BR-74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really fell in love with this place. Its an antique shop which at night transfers into a bar where people enjoy their drinks and dance. Tried their drink Caipiirinhas which is made of lime sugar and cachaca which is a spirit of sugar cane juice....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zarin S
Reviewed February 18, 2019

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
2  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
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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