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Rio Scenarium

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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
6:30 pm - 2:30 am
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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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Houston, Texas
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here after a samba class to dance! It was great ambiance food and cocktails were superb! In a truly local area.

Thank princess123182
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is important to book a table in advance either on the first floor for a Samba vibe or the 2nd floor for a jazz vibe. We were seated on the second floor close to the jazz/40's -70's band. You can view the Samba from the second floor or join the dancing! Or you could join the jazz area for... More 

Thank dutoitkaren40
Salcombe, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with four work mates and we had a blast. Really good music and good. There is a lot of choice as it is over four floors so a band on each. Probably the most tourists place and caters for that market but good place.

Thank Andrew T
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Rio Scenarium in Lapa with my GF. It was amazing. The atmosphere is very nice but it looks like for foreigners more than locals.

Thank Zachary J
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Live music with eclectic mix of people and decor. Food not too bad and fascinating check out system! Trendy area in Lapa - definitely worth a visit.

Thank Elizabeth O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful after dinner experience besides some good music there is plenty to see and experience in this club.

Thank crocodile100
Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location at old building in Centro , there are 3 level connecting by step or old elevator , there are many old collections that stick in your eyes . First floor with Brazilian band and Samba , Bossanova music second floor is electric music Every visiting to Rio need to come for experience about how Brazilian enjoy music . They... More 

Thank Kietto64
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place!!!! It is a very Unique place and you can do whatever: eat, grab a bit, drink or dance. It is a 3 floor place with great music, drinks and beautiful decoration. In the first floor samba, on the 2nd a restaurant and in the attached space a Dj with great selection and in 3rd floor also table for... More 

Thank DaniCru
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good experience of night life party here though very long queue, but worth the wait. We all enjoyed the ambiance/crowd, music and drinks. The bar and restaurant have a very nice decorations, collections of vintage artefacts. As a tourist it would be hard for me locate the place, better to go with a local friends also to... More 

1 Thank luwism2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is hard to believe this is a club. The decor is fabulous. The candiler, the Marilyn Monroe pictures, the food & drinks are Brazil's best in a club. The music bands are high energy get ready to party with the locals all note long.

Thank Stephanie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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.