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Rio Scenarium

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Address: Rua do Lavradio 20 | Centro Antigo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 3147-9000
8:00 pm - 4:30 am
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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
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A traditional Brazilian club

Would thoroughly recommend going here if you want to experience some traditional Brazilian nightlife. Live music and good atmosphere. Brazilians can dance far better than the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laura R
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to this place on a Tuesday evening. We were surprised to be required to pay 10 euros each just to get in. I understand that people like the place because of the setting (the vintage decoration). There was Brazilian music playing for a while but the place was almost empty. Probably during the weekend it is different but... More 

Thank mariajoao88
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would thoroughly recommend going here if you want to experience some traditional Brazilian nightlife. Live music and good atmosphere. Brazilians can dance far better than the English and it was great to watch everyone. We paid 35 Real entrance (under £10) and drinks were reasonably priced. There's plenty of tables to sit down and relax if you don't want to... More 

Thank Laura R
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Rio Scenarium after a couple of recommendations from locals and it was great! Three floors of bars, music and quirky interior design. Drinks are affordable (cocktails are very strong!!!) and the atmosphere and vibe in there is really cool. Only downside is that it is mostly tourists that visit, maybe because the entry fee is 30-50 Reals,... More 

Thank Lukeharps
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many scenes with different music, good selection of drinks and food. Nice service. Could improve the quality of the toilets.

Thank Tomas A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was an extremely cool restaurant. It was based over 3 levels which all floors could see the dance floor. The live band was playing great music and it was brilliant to watch everyone dancing. The food unfortunately was pretty average. I thought being Brazil a steak would've been a sensible choice but it was very thin and very... More 

Thank Phil W
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a real cool area of town with all the old colonial buildings. The club had a great live band playing and the people watching and dancing was great. If you want to have a fun evening it's worth the drive

Thank HP_Texas
Rueil-Malmaison, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphère ! Idéal with friends, a LOT of friends. Interior design is very well done with antics , musicians play great music. Great place to relax

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Great atmosphere, decent-priced drinks, samba music and loads of space - there is little wonder I have made it to Scenarium each and every time I have been to Rio de Janeiro. The surrounding Lapa area is brilliant and this is the stand-out night spot for me.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Good fun night spot on 3 floors and with loads of interesting decoration on the walls. Predominantly its a Samba club and has a big stage with a live band as you come in. Unfortunately I had my Olympic jacket stolen from here as I didn't realise there was a cloakroom on the top floor. At least the thief was... More 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great place for young adults & old-timers to share the dancefloor and sounds of the samba! Plenty of tables and satellite bartended stations with hand-crafted caipirinhas within its multi-leveled halls. Fun!!

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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 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.
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