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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
20:00 - 04:30
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 18:30 - 02:30
Fri 19:00 - 02:30
Sat 20:00 - 04:30
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is nothing like it. A big space decorated with everything from old musical and apothecary instruments to ceramic figurines of snow white and the 7 dwarves. We were there on a saturday and arrived at 8 when it opens. We were surprises how quickly the place filled up. Most tables where reserved, so if you want to sit and... More 

Thank Karenpinholt
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the atmosphere - it was totally worth the entry fee. Nice band, enjoyed seeing all of the decor - tons of antiques which were creativity embodied!!! Floor to ceiling every level had something to look at. Our server was really nice and the drinks tasted strong, but they were not so cheap. But, tell yourself that you're at... More 

Thank StillTravelingOn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rio Scenarium is very good place to drink, listen music and to dance. There are 2 places to dance, one live music Samba and Forró, other place DJ playing current songs. The place is decorated and I like rustic environment. On this place you can find people that come from all the world.

Thank Celso O
tarzana ca.
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wouldn't have missed it for the world. Wow!! This three level club/restaurant is beautifully decorated. You find different music in different areas. From live Samba to pop.... great mix of people ready to have a good time... next time we in Rio....it's A MUST!

Thank Kerensh
Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very different place with a variety of all kinds of things... but not a museum like(hard to explain). Great music, mostly samba! A place you must visit if you go to Rio.

Thank Mi_Yamada
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More than a restaurant, it's a place where you have a great atmosphere with good music and party! The decoration is also very nice! And the food is correct, you will find mainly brazilian food. I would recommend anyone visiting Rio to go there. The only con is that it's a bit expensive, you will spend around 50 reais to... More 

Thank Laís L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three story open air feeling museum masterpiece more than a club. Go on the weekend as the place is huge and it would be more exciting with a full crowd. Make a reservation and make sure when you go there is a really good samba band performing. There is a fee to get but it's worth it if you reserve... More 

Thank Kstarks63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We have been in this amazing place for dinner to eat Brazilian specialties and to dance Samba. We were surprised and satisfied for the choice! Very very good❤️

Thank Alessandro T
Sao Paulo, SP
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place is really cool, the musicians are awesome, they have several drinks and food! I recommend this place for everyone!

Thank brulobo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is quite a big bar / restaurant with 2 stages for live music. The food was good but not standout. We also booked quite late so had a strange table on the second floor overlooking the stairs. As other reviewers have mentioned, there is a cover charge but I think it's fair as there is live music and it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 02:30
18:30 - 02:30
18:30 - 02:30
19:00 - 02:30
20:00 - 04:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +55 21-3147-9000

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Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood 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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