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The Week is the biggest and most sought after gay nightclub in Rio de Janeiro. The in-house DJs spin the most eclectic music to please the excited crowd and are frequently joined by guest DJs who add to the fun. Apart from music, the place also offers laser shows, gogo dancers and massages. Grab a drink and shake a leg while the DJs spin the latest chartbusters. You will surely have a memorable time here.
Named after the famous German-American author, Bar Bukowski is a firm favorite with Rio's young bohemians. The converted colonial building regularly features live music on the top floor, while DJs spin indie and alternative tunes downstairs. The venue also features a large outdoor drinking area with comfy seating and a bar. Those who like narguiles (hookahs) can try out the different flavors offered here.
A combination of bar, exhibition space and theater in trendy Ipanema, Galeria Café is one of the most happening spots in town. Wednesday nights are known for MPB, Thursdays are reserved for pop music, and Fridays and Saturdays are the nights for various parties. Those looking to avoid long lines should show up by 1a, although it is only around 3a that the party really gets started. The Café Bazaar attracts hordes of shoppers on Saturdays and Sundays.
Hotel Fasano's more casual venue is the Baretto-Londra. In co-ordination with the retro theme of the hotel, the lounge has been tastefully done with leather upholstery and pictures of the stars of yesteryears decorate one of the walls. Two Union Jack flags depicting Italy's colors catche your attention as soon as you enter. Baretto/Londra has earned great popularity among the elite of Rio de Janeiro who frequent the lounge for casual evening outings. From live rock performances to DJ nights, you will thoroughly entertained here. Reservations are a must in this acclaimed chic bar.