Musing about mermaids

For some truly magnificent musing, wander down to Dive Bar (1016 K Street) and check out the live mermaids.

That’s right, mermaids.

We may be landlocked, here in Sacramento, but we’ve got mythical creatures swimming in special aquariums located in our adult beverage-serving establishments. You can choose to view them sober or sloshed, but here are their general hours of appearance:

  • Sun-Wed: 9 & 10 PM
  • Thurs: 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 PM
  • Fri-Sat: 5, 6, 8, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11 PM

Although I’ve previously checked into Dive Bar (and enjoyed an adult beverage), I’m afraid I missed the mermaids. I checked the tank above the bar, but it was empty. There was a list of scheduled mermaids listed on the wall, and unfortunately I had to leave before they made their appearance, so I’m still not sure if these sirens are anything more than a dream.

Luckily, many Yelp users have taken photographs to attest to the mermaids’ presence! Here is a smattering to whet your whistle:

Photo via Yelp by contributor Frank P.
Photo via Yelp by contributor Joe F.

Lest you believe these maidens be humans performing trickery with smoke and mirrors, I’ll refer you to Dive Bar’s Yelp page to view the videos. You can also check out their Facebook fan page for more!

I’ve heard tell of some mermen in the tank, to boot, but so far haven’t stumbled upon any photographic evidence of these elusive creatures…

If you’re interested in hearing from the maids themselves, be sure to check out I Am A Mermaid‘s interview with Head Mermaid Rachel Smith, as well as KCRA’s interview with Rachel!

And if you want to become a mermaid yourself, I highly recommend Mermaid School, a one-day-only mermaid class coming up on April 27th, taught by Mermaid Ashley at the Southgate Recreation and Park District’s New Aquatic Center. It’s only $45 (+$25 for a monofin rental), and open to mermaid wannabes ages 10 and up. Full details below.

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