We've seen marijuana cafes located in California, but on the other side of the globe there's now a Cocaine Barbar that's the first of its kind and it serves a drug that is surrounded by even more controversy, particularly as unlike marijuana, there is no talk of move towards legalization.
The trend setting bar, Route 36 is located in La Paz, Bolivia, and while it serves appetizers like liquor and beer, the main course is a powdered substance that's still illegal worldwide. Yes, Route 36 is the first bar to serve cocaine, and while this business isn't actually operating under the confines of the law, La Paz and Bolivia in general have a bit of a laisez faire attitude due to political corruption.
The menu varies depending on the type of cocaine available, and so does the price point for each order; but the main course available at this lounge does always come with the same tools of the trade, a blank and empty CD case along with enough straws for the patrons planning to indulge.
To date, Route 36 has been particularly popular amongst student backpackers, and doesn't cater very heavily to the local market, especially since they've adopted a pop-up business structure, regularly moving their location as business owners don't tend to like what the illegal drug distribution lounge next door does for their business.