Rua Farme de Amoedo
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is famous for its lively gay scene, and the largest concentration of GLS (gay, lesbian and sympathisers) bars can be found lining this smart street in Ipanema. Handily located near the designated gay section of Ipanema beach, Rua Farme do Amoedo is packed with bars, restaurants and pavement cafes, all of which extend a warm welcome to gay visitors.
This is not the place to find high energy dance clubs, but for early evening drinks and socialising it is very much the place to be.