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Rio Scenarium

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 02:30
Fri 19:00 - 02:30
Sat 20:00 - 04:30
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank RobertGreenstein
Dublin, Ireland
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here one Wednesday night. Very strict with the security, (have to go through scanners), drinks are expensive, but it is a fun place to experience the Samba of Brazil and watch (mostly older) couples dancing the night away

Thank scrizzle
Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't rave about it as much as some but definitely an upbeat venue in which to have fun with over zealous bouncers (bring ID - and you will go through a scanner too). Drinks okay - you get a card and present on leaving. It's more about tourists than they like to let on, but there are enough locals... More 

1 Thank Peter M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to get some culture. Nice venue and plesent food. £10 ish entrance fee for what was an antiques store on three floors. There was a band but on a weekday, very little atmosphere. Wasn't really impressed and wouldn't bother again. Things may be different on weekends. We didn't get any culture,very few if any of the staff spoke... More 

Thank Rajesh M
Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit this venue as it was well reviewed and were not disappointed. Live Brazilian music and lots of atmosphere particularly on a Saturday night. We got there about 10.15 pm and there was still a queue to get in but it moved quickly. You need ID to get in. It has a relaxed and social feel and... More 

Thank Kathyfitchett
Miami Beach, Florida
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to feel the authentic Brazilian spirit of musical art. Good bands, decent drinks in a very unique environment offered by an old palace full of antiques from different periods. You can sing, dance or simply watch the crowds of mixed Brazilian/tourist patrons

Thank Liban10452
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

You might think that is more hip as it is Nice spot to VISIT but not more , somehow you do not have to miss it but if you do ...well you did not miss much I really think they have the best marketing person!!! As it is neither a club or a place to enjoy Food: I would classified... 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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