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Rio Scenarium

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American
As featured in How to smile in Rio
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Rua do Lavradio 20 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
+55 21-3147-9000
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 2:30 am
Fri 7:00 pm - 2:30 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 4:30 am
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Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit this venue as it was well reviewed and were not disappointed. Live Brazilian music and lots of atmosphere particularly on a Saturday night. We got there about 10.15 pm and there was still a queue to get in but it moved quickly. You need ID to get in. It has a relaxed and social feel and... More 

Thank Kathyfitchett
Miami Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to feel the authentic Brazilian spirit of musical art. Good bands, decent drinks in a very unique environment offered by an old palace full of antiques from different periods. You can sing, dance or simply watch the crowds of mixed Brazilian/tourist patrons

Thank Liban10452
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You might think that is more hip as it is Nice spot to VISIT but not more , somehow you do not have to miss it but if you do ...well you did not miss much I really think they have the best marketing person!!! As it is neither a club or a place to enjoy Food: I would classified... More 

Thank oanapaunescu
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've heard so many things about this club that we had to go visit. We were on Tuesday and was a bit boring and a bit empty. Weekend can be much more fun there. We came out of the club after 2 minutes

Thank liavsan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. The interior is really absoluty fantastic. Great organized. Good Drinks and the live bands rocked the night. Definitely a recommendation and a must see.

Thank Dirk T
Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

With Live music on each of the three floors, unique decor, local salsa dancing and Brazilian food this is one of the best spots in Rio. Make sure you book tickets or arrive early (before 7pm) to avoid long queues and potential disappointment! A truely unique experience...

Thank Michael H
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This maybe an exaggeration, but with the exception of particular bars that have live known music artists, this was definitely the best live music bar I have been. The whole environment is something everyone needs to experience.

Thank Ricardo .
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

My wife and I went for dinner and watch how Brazilians samba and the night didn't disappoint. It is a 3 story restaurant/bar/lounge. People were just getting out of there seats and dancing. The food was solid, nothing exciting, but the music was great. We didn't have a reservation on a Saturday night so we didn't have the best seats,... More 

Thank Terps92
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

One thing is certain when you enter Rio Scenarium... You feel like you travelled back in time... We just felt like we came during the wrong night as there were lots of 50-somethings in the place... But we did not let it bother us & enjoyed the cold beer, good food & pictures of a different type of place...

Thank Robby R
State of Sao Paulo
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Go with friends to dine, drink and dance. Big place that offers a different music style in each floor. Beautiful people.

Thank rach102015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 2:30 am
6:30 pm - 2:30 am
6:30 pm - 2:30 am
7:00 pm - 2:30 am
8:00 pm - 4:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Lavradio 20 | Centro, 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

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
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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