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Rio Scenarium

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Address: Rua do Lavradio, 20 | Centro Antigo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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+55 21 3147-9000
20:00 - 04:30
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Tue - Wed 19:30 - 02:30
Thu 19:30 - 03:00
Fri 19:30 - 04:30
Sat 20:00 - 04:30
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Beautiful bar, great experience

Great place, with a well organised service and live samba music. Grab a caipirinha, some finger food and dance!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ami B
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The music is good. The food nice and good drinks. Yes it is a nice time out :) When you enter they give you a large card and as you buy things they write things on it. This is what you use to exit. All good it would seem. So after I finished I went to the cashier, I duly... More 

Thank Maurizio Giuliano
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place, with a well organised service and live samba music. Grab a caipirinha, some finger food and dance!!

Thank Ami B
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant with an extensive menu. Also later on it's a cracking spot to appreciate live samba and have a good dance.

Thank Fiona J
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an absolute must see and try! The restourant and the atmosphere is simply amazing! Make sure to go when there is a band playing live concert! Better if you think to reserve to get a good table in a good position. Will come again for sure

Thank pavo v
Nottingham, England
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201 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

For our last night in Rio we wanted to sample some authentic local entertainment, rather than the touristy offerings elsewhere. We had reserved in advance and had a good table on the ground floor, right amongst all the locals. We ate tasty petiscos and had a bucket of six beers. Our friendly server kept topping the ice up and he... More 

Thank betterthanwork
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went on Saturday night. It was fantastic! Live music on two different floors, lots of samba'ing! Place is very quirky and very cool. Everyone was so friendly and we had the best night out. Massive recommendation from us

Thank Jess A
Paris, France
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I know this place is not at international standards but I think it's a must have if you want to experience the real Carioca Life. The idea of an Antics seller was to transform this 3 floors colonial mansion, in a place where you can dance Samba Live music or disco dance live or having dinner or have a drink... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Scam! Do not go. We ended up here after a recommendation and from the reviews from the locals, we decided to give the place a try. I'm not one for Samba but thought it would be a nice experience while in Rio. Once entering the venue, there are no signs that there is an entry fee. We took our seats,... More 

4 Thank Preshie143
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Great entertainment, it's a museum and a samba club. It has three floors and even an elevator going up and down between them. Entrance fee of 50 Reais.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Absolutely amazing! Probably the most best in Brazil. Three floors of an old Brazilian townhouse beautifully decorated with oddities. Go only if to see the club. The music is absolutely superb. All the locals are here including families (with small children). Don't miss this in Rio

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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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