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Rio Scenarium

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“samba club”(15 reviews)
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Rua do Lavradio 20 | Centro Antigo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
+55 21 31479000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we came to hear + watch some samba dancing while visiting rio. the people were fun to watch and the band kept the energy level high. the food was decent, but not the reason to come here.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kktravels826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have rarely had more fun than I had at Rio Scenarium. It is a wildly fantastic, rambling building on two floors with lots of strange rooms and artefacts, but it's great. The crowd seemed to be a mixture of locals and tourists, but everybody...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrushM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Metro but unfortunately the exit I needed was closed so ended up not quite where I'd plannned and as other reviewers have pointed out, it is NOT the place to wander round. However, just asked and got there. Had read the food wasn't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angela C
Reviewed 28 November 2018

What a place. Take a taxi as the area surrounding the venue is deemed a little rough around the edges. Our hotel had recommended we did not walk around on our own and the taxi drops you practically right outside. You will need photo ID...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Annie2008UK
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

So this place is a gem. You pay 45R$ to get in. They give you a card so all your sinks and good are loaded onto the card then at the end of the night you pay. Which means the bar is ready. After dinner...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nkat3ko
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We just had to go to a Samba bar in Rio and was told this was the biggest and best so we did, we were also told the food was amazing. Hmm Samba bar great, food not so good. Eat before you go!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tregarvon21
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Came here based on others' reviews but sadly disappointed. Main issue was appalling service. Waiting staff were very inefficient with a poor attitude coupled with a general sense that they did not know what they were doing. When they did finally take our order after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Live music and dancing on most days. The place is nice. Lots of interesting antiquities on the walls. Its two stories. There is food and drinks. We just had bites which was good. There is a large dance floor and every body was dancing ....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Khatulistiwa
Reviewed 22 October 2018

If listening to good music and dancing, at a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere, are among your interests while visiting Rio de Janeiro, you came to the right place! At historical "Rua do Lavradio", in Rio's old center, you'll find "Rio Scenarium", where every evening, from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

All the billings and posts say this place us fun. . .and they're right. A lovely lively spot where people who love samba to listen to, to dance to, or simply to shift on their feet while sipping a beer and enjoying the atmosphere like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank johnth19
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region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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Abigail M
20 December 2018|
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Response from LuizDutraNeto | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Abigail. They have live music every night and now, during Summer months, when Rio receives so many more visitors, "Rio Scenarium" promotes even more better shows. The better shows start around mid-night. Check its daily... More
22 September 2017|
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Response from Carlos C | Reviewed this property |
I did not book a reservation, we just took a taxi (from Copacabana) and got there, we only waited a few minutes in a short line, once you are in, they register you by asking for a Photo Id, they will give you a expense... More