World’s only “cocaine bar” is currently travelling through Bolivia

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A secret cocaine bar, Route 36, is currently travelling around the mountains of Bolivia to stay out of sight of the authorities.

People are travelling to the world’s highest city, La Paz in the Andes Mountains, battling altitude sickness just to find this hidden spot.

Cocaine is illegal in Bolivia however the coca plant is availble to purchase for medicinal purposes and for cooking making it the third largest producer of the plant after Columbia and Peru.

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Route 36 is said to have attracted thousands of people from far and wide with those who have successfully found the bar claiming that the best way to find it is by asking a cab driver.

Stylist reported in 2019: “The best spot to find a cabbie in the know is outside one of the city’s party hostels — Loki or Wild Rover are good bets — but it seems that most drivers in the city centre will have an idea.”

Prices include a €5 (£4.30) entry fee with a gram of cocaine costing around €15 (£13).

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Meanwhile the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), have decriminalised the personal possession of illicit drugs such as cocaine, MDMA, heroin, crystal meth and amphetamines.

From October 2023 onwards, those caught with small amounts of the substances will instead be issued with cautions, fines or be referred to a drug diversion program.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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