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“Scenarium Dance Club - not to be missed!”
Review of Rio Scenarium

Rio Scenarium
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$75.00*
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Rio Samba Experience: Dance Class and Night Out at the Rio Scenarium Samba Club
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$169.00*
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Private Rio Nightlife Tour with Skip the Line
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$396.00*
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Brazilian Live Music at Lapa
Ranked #1 of 140 Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We had a fabulous night at the Scenarium. We had a table right in the dance floor and watched some brilliant Samba dancing. The club itself is three entire floors of antiques and curiosities. Definitely put this one in your must see list

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Great location at LAPA most bohemian disctrict.
Best to go before 19h for unreserved tables, as restaurant
gets full very quickly.
Best tables on ground floor facing the musicians.
Good choice of food.
Music is always live and very good samba.
Restaurant decorated with antiques.
Need to present id card to register at entrance of restaurant,
to receive ''passport'' for foods&drinks.
Present passport and pay cash or by credit card, at exit.

2  Thank sushi33
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

The place was really nice and interesting! Explore all the levels! Bring your camera! Once you're done exploring, enjoy the good food and Samba!!

3  Thank DeSmetguy
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Our friends had told us to go to Rio Scenarium to expeience Samba. We went on a Saturday night and stood in line for a few minutes until they opened. It is advisable to be in line 30 minutes before opening (8:00 pm) in order to get the tables you want - or a table at all.We still do not know how to reserve tables since we had the concierge call but it did not appear that we could - even though there were reserved tables when we arrived... The atmosphere is great. We were able to sit at a table next to the railing to see/hear the band on the second floor. The food is not great. The drinks are okay. You go there for the music and the atmosphere. By the time we left at 11:00 pm, it was standing room only and there was a long line to get in. People dressed in shorts/flip flops to cocktail dresses and everything in-between.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were recommended an evening at Rio Scenarium by a local as a good samba club and it was. We were too late to book, but arriving at 7 pm, we got a table by the band and had something to eat while we waited for the club to fill up and the band to start about 8 pm. The place became full quickly and we presume with lots of locals as they all knew how to Samba, we had a good shuffle ourselves! The place was really heaving by 11 pm when the second band came on. Very easy to get a taxi to and they were waiting outside when we got out. Go for the music and atmosphere, the food is ok.

1  Thank Helena61
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