Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
AmyAlejandra (left) and Ellen Hancock, the mermaids of 'Dive Bar

"Dive Bar" isopen in Sacramento, San Francisco. The specialty of this bar is that, it have a 40-foot-long, 7,500-gallon saltwater tank with fish and costumed mermaids, which makes it a different bar than others.

San Francisco nightclub operator George Karpaty said "It's the most insane thing I ever took on," Karpaty said. “If a massive earthquake hits Sacramento, this aquarium will be the only thing left standing."

Karpaty said he's developed concepts — a "mermaid bar," a gourmet pizza restaurant with acrobatic pizza tossers and a high-end, over-30 dance club — to further develop K Street Mall into an entertainment district and to bring people from as far away as the Sierra Nevada foothills. He's using expertise gained from opening places like Ruby Skye and Slide, popular bars that draw Sacramentans to San Francisco.

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Rachel Smith with its tail before diving in an aquarium . (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Rachel Smith takes a shower before diving into an aquarium to flush any makeup or lotion, which can harm the fish in an aquarium. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
The makeup done by Rose Hill Company 'Los Gatos', which deals with professional makeup for actors in films and on television. All cosmetics - waterproof and harmless to fish. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Rachel Smith wears a mermaid's tail before diving under the water. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Rachel Smith in the image of a mermaid on a bar in the club «Dive Bar». (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Ellen Hancock moving around in the aquarium. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Rachel Smith. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Aquarium also holds real fish inside. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Professional makeup artist Rose Hill Claire doing makeup for Lehman. Hill has developed designs makeup for all the sprites (on the wall behind) and explained how they can do it. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Professional mermaid Linden Walbert (left) from Los Angeles, advised the girls hired for the role of mermaids in the bar. Right - make-up Rose Hill. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Rachel Smith in the aquarium. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Rachel Smith. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Amy Alejandra comes from a platform after a speech in an aquarium. (Lezlie Sterling)

Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California
Amy Alejandra (left) and Ellen Hancock surfaced gulp air. (Lezlie Sterling)



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