The Taj in Jalalabad, Afghanistan is indeed an oddity. Not only is it the only bar in eastern Afghanistan, it is also the location where an ingenious "Beer for Data" program began. Put simply, if visitors to the bar have useful data (gps plots, imagery, technology white papers...) they can trade this information for a beer. This is the best method for information sharing between NGOs I've ever heard of.
This video is part of a much longer interview of Smari McCarthy by Vinay Gupta. The complete video can be found here: http://blip.tv/file/1701435
Read more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuayC90hvJk&feature=player_embedded