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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
Phone Number: +55 21 3147-9000
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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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A must in Rio

To understand more about people and life in Rio, you must visit this place. People are just so happy, dancing, open. Very good place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tallinn, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To understand more about people and life in Rio, you must visit this place. People are just so happy, dancing, open. Very good place.

Thank 214anua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is amazing, lot of things of antique decoration, 3 floors, the food ia very great, drinks are great and available in lot os places. The service is very nice, the music is amazing... and the most important, is very democratic, there is people of all ages.

Thank Renata M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to drink and eat .. Music is exalant ond party is great..:))) Waiter is great gay very nice....

Thank Dalibor B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Rio Scenarium was great fun. The place is filled with people, music and three floors of great antique collections. The decor was carefully thought out with mini collections adorning walls as well as furnishings. A fantastic band and vocalist kept the dancers on the floor all the time we were there. We came for the music and the drinks and... More 

Thank MissMem
Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went to this place on a Tuesday evening. We were surprised to be required to pay 10 euros each just to get in. I understand that people like the place because of the setting (the vintage decoration). There was Brazilian music playing for a while but the place was almost empty. Probably during the weekend it is different but... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Would thoroughly recommend going here if you want to experience some traditional Brazilian nightlife. Live music and good atmosphere. Brazilians can dance far better than the English and it was great to watch everyone. We paid 35 Real entrance (under £10) and drinks were reasonably priced. There's plenty of tables to sit down and relax if you don't want to... More 

Thank Laura R
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Rio Scenarium after a couple of recommendations from locals and it was great! Three floors of bars, music and quirky interior design. Drinks are affordable (cocktails are very strong!!!) and the atmosphere and vibe in there is really cool. Only downside is that it is mostly tourists that visit, maybe because the entry fee is 30-50 Reals,... More 

Thank Lukeharps
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Many scenes with different music, good selection of drinks and food. Nice service. Could improve the quality of the toilets.

Thank Tomas A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This place was an extremely cool restaurant. It was based over 3 levels which all floors could see the dance floor. The live band was playing great music and it was brilliant to watch everyone dancing. The food unfortunately was pretty average. I thought being Brazil a steak would've been a sensible choice but it was very thin and very... More 

Thank Phil W
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Located in a real cool area of town with all the old colonial buildings. The club had a great live band playing and the people watching and dancing was great. If you want to have a fun evening it's worth the drive

Thank HP_Texas

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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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