The Ipanema neighborhood in Rio is one of the primary gay districts. Ipanema Beach is known worldwide and the main streets, Farme de Amoedo and Av. Vieira Souto are filled with gay bars, nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and shops. There are also several cultural and natural attractions in the area. One of the best known gay areas in Ipanema is Farme de Amoedo Street. It runs from Vieira Souto to Alberto de Campos Street. The Farme de Amoedo block between Teixeira de Mello and Joana Angelica streets has the highest concentration of gays in the city. There are many bars and fine dining restaurants here that cater to the gay crowd. Some of the best gay bars in this area are Casa da Lua, Bofetada Bar, Galeria Café, Dama de Ferro and Lounge 69. During Carnival the bars and restaurants in this area are completely packed with partygoers. Rua Vinicius de Moraes is a great street for dining, bar hopping and people watching. There are also plenty of Baixos in Ipanema. A Baixo is an area that contains a high concentration of cafes and bars. They usually attract the younger crowd. The best known in Ipanema are Baixo Quiteria on Rua Maria Quiteria and Baixo Farme on Rua Farme de Amoedo. The most popular gay nightclubs are Le Boy in South Ipanema, Galeria Cafe and Dama de Ferro. 

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