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“Late night dancing and food”

Santo Scenarium Bar e Restaurante
Ranked #339 of 13,943 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro
Reviewed November 13, 2011

On my last night in Rio, my friends took me to Rio Scenarium. It's a quirky, hip spot, filled with antiques and lots of people dancing. We all had a great time and danced until nearly 2am on a Tuesday night! The food was interesting, but not fantastic. On the other hand, nothing could measure up to the home cooked meals I enjoyed every day while in Rio, so I'm sure I was a little biased.

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Reviewed October 30, 2011

The place to go on Saturday night in Rio. Good food, but what you really want is the hot atmosphere and top shelf live music (major recording artists)! Come to eat, drink, listen to the music, look at the walls (a former antique store) and watch people. And, of course, you can dance. Went with husband and another couple, a splinter group of African American lawyers and doctors.. The place has two stages and alternatiing acts. Main act comes on around 11:00 p.m. but the music and dancing goes on into the morning. It is contemporary samba. There may be long line outside because its popular with Cariocas and tourists.

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2  Thank Rita1978
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

We had only three nights to spend in Rio and as we wanted to maximise them we decided to ask a local person what's the hot spot. The Copacabana Arena Hotel (which is highly not-reccomended) had a lousy and expensive offer of touristic samba show, that we obviously didn't take into account. So we asked a good looking middle-aged man that was jogging on the Copacabana, where we should go and he gave us the best tip of the trip "Rio Scenarium is the best place here". Indeed the bar-restaurant-club is special, an old house designed in a crazy yet calculated way. You will see hunged fridge doors, collections of umbrellas, baby craddles, old paintings and photos, is like an exhibition in a disco that doesn't give you time to get borred. Beautifully dressed people are queuing outside in a long row and they let you in if you have an ID. The atmosphere is efervescent, live Brazilian music in a room, discotheque in another, restaurant upstairs and people smiling everywhere. Don't miss Rio Scenarium!

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2  Thank maria m
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

This place is great, nice drinks, nice music, the place is full of antiques, great place to visit in Rio in Lapa

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2  Thank Chechus_2011
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Good food, good atmosphere and good value. The daily menu has few options but these are quite tasty.

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