Thursday, August 20th, 2009
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Tales From The Cocaine Bar

When I saw the words at first I thought it was this kind of bar, which would also be cool"Down in Route 36's main room, the scene is chilled. A half-hearted disco ball sporadically bathes the room in red and green light. Each table has candles and a stash of bottled water, plus whatever mixers one cares to add to your drink. In the corner, a pile of board games includes chess, backgammon, and Jenga, the game in which a steady hand pulls out bricks from a tower of blocks until the whole pile collapses. If it weren't for the heads bobbing down like birds scouring the seashore for food, you would never know that huge amounts of cocaine were being casually ingested." Fun one from the Guardian about the world's first cocaine bar. Some of you will no doubt dispute that designation; if you do so, please also provide coordinates. Servicey!

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NicFit (#616)

I used to go to a place in the East Village. They sold you coke and booze until well past dawn, had a little cup full of short straws on the bar, but absolutely NO SWEARING!

I think they had that same rule at Body Heat on 6th between C & D.

Burp Castle? Those coke selling monks!

wiilliiaamm (#225)

Also attended. Looked like a shot out town house from the outside. Big dark fella at the door. And hot coke madams rockin a tray with some fat rails at $20 a spin.

Thank you Guy from The Tunnel Bar on 1st. for that hookup.

Wrapitup (#975)

Square bozos. Coke chewing gum is where it's at.

HiredGoons (#603)

The Levee?

No, ANTIQUE LOUNGE. (Wink.)

Abe Sauer (#148)

Cokies?

HiredGoons (#603)

right…

#56 (#56)

Any suggestions in Chicago?

Abe Sauer (#148)

5046 S. GREENWOOD AVE,

#56 (#56)

Nice one, Abe.

sigerson (#179)

SAVE THE ROBOTS! (of course)

Runner-up: catacombs underneath the old Limelight

sigerson (#179)

I have no idea exactly where Save the Robots was located…

oudemia (#177)

Oh, gosh, I was just talking about "you know, that place with the robots" the other day. Like 1st and B?

BadUncle (#153)

Avenue B, between 3rd and 4th, east side of the block. oh, the 90s…

HiredGoons (#603)

Can someone PLEASE do something with the old Limelight church? I think it's a used clothing / multipurpose space right now, and it is extremely depressing.

katiebakes (#32)

Miss u, Old Martignettis

BillyMilder (#723)

i for one, would love to see the 'where are they now' segment on those australians. and what's the (betting) line on the author enjoying some of that strong cocaine, even though he just had to end the piece on such a goddamn downer? what is he, the early morning sun?

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