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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
7:00 pm - 2:30 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
Newport News
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow - what a spectacular evening at the Rio Scenarium. Our guide had warned us that this was a "touristy" place and that there were other more authentic samba clubs in Rio, but we had our hearts set on the Rio Scenarium. We were so happy we didn't take our guide's advice. This was just what we needed after three... More 

Thank Christina C
London, United Kingdom
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1,424 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing and unique place to go. It is a 3 floors establishment based in a great collection of antiques and traditional Brazilian decor that includes a traditional Brazilian restaurant, live music and dance club based in Brazilian tunes. Great place great atmosphere great fun

Thank Ricardo B
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic evening dancing and listening to Samba music. The venue is a very quirky building over three floors with an eclectic mix of memorabilia on the walls. Great for people watching, very conscientious waiters and superb music and dancing. Quality of the food is just ok but it's more than made up by the good fun to be had by... More 

Thank michelec1301
Manila, Philippines
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love their Brazilian drink, Caipinha this is the place to be. They serve it fresh and unlimited, you can drink as many as you want. It is located at the Center and it is easy to find. Dinner is good, you will be given choices and taste is authentic. The highlight is the show. Different Brazilian dance from... More 

Thank jongmd1973
North Vancouver
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think the best nights for this bar are Fri/Sat, as you really don't get the full experience unless it is packed. But there is still lots to see and they do have live music on other nights. It is located in an old mansion and filled with antiques. Every room has a different feel and different types of music... More 

Thank EmilyR44
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the Lapa suburb, it features a 3 story building very well decorated and with very good music. They offer live music, dancing place, dining place, bar area and more. Very good atmosphere and fun place. Must go!

Thank Rodrigo C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great ambiance, live music, good food, very crowded, dancing options, great deco,most go if you are in Rio

Thank MariaSalas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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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, Special occasions, 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.
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