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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
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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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Great entertainment

I went with my family, 4 adults and 4 children and we felt safe to start. We had a reserved table close to the stage which a great samba band was playing and making everyone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
New York
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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41 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourist trap is maybe not the word, as there are locals as well; but it's a completely "industrialized" bar, you'll feel like on a conveyour belt until you're out. The place is huge, it has three floors and even an elevator going up and down between them... but the entrance fee of 50 Reais might only be justified when a... More 

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New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my family, 4 adults and 4 children and we felt safe to start. We had a reserved table close to the stage which a great samba band was playing and making everyone dancing on floor. On second floor a 70's band playing world music, it was excellent, the hard part was to decide where to be because... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just realized that all tables have been reerved!! Meanwhile the place is empty!!! What a change os the management - no more here! The very nice atmosfere has changed by this new practice. What's better than entering and finding a table!

Thank Ottorino C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live music great dancers and good food. Not cheap but it is a must ! A very nice welcome on the entrance

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

45R$ cover charge / ingresso not mentioned till you get the final bill. Covers live music they say. What a pitty that from the place I was sitting, I could only here "umpfff- umpfff" because of a lousy sound system. Average food, indecent mark up on the wine. Huge place, but many places closed for private parties. Easy contact with... More 

Thank Emile S
Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My Brazilian gf took me here as it's a very famous spot in Rio and Brazil. At the weekends you need to arrive early to avoid queues and a valid disappointment. The place from the outside looks fairly small but once your inside it's 3 floors on a huge scale! Live music on each floor, salsa dancing and Brazilian food/drinks.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Indeed an attraction. Good music, live stage and not. Different areas, different vibes. Brazilian style music with friendly and nice ambience. Food on offer is good and can meet all sorts of people, local and visitors. Located in a safe area with many more clubs, restaurants and bars. Worth the visit, can stay long and enjoy the different areas...

Thank grbr07
Quito, Ecuador
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a fun evening , dancing on 3 floors , we tried some side dishes from the menu ... all great ! Fast service , 2 taxi stands nearby so no problem getting back to your hotel ... go and have fun here .. you will not be disappointed

Thank John M
Tallinn, Estonia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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
Sao Paulo
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119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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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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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