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Dancers flock to Lapa 40 graus (40 degrees) for an opportunity to show off their skills, in the tradition of the finest gafieiras (dancehalls) of the city - unpretentious and full of atmosphere. There is plenty to recommend it as a venue for those of the two left feet persuasion too, with pool tables on the second floor, regular live shows - often of the samba variety but forró and MPB make appearances here too - and there's a VIP area on the third floor. One of those Lapa staples, along with Carioca da Gema, Democráticus and Rio Scenarium, that just keeps drawing the crowds in to dance until the sun comes up on the street outside.
6 Feb 2013.