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April 30, 2010

This year, Aqua will have holograms. Yes, holograms.

aquabaltimoreissoooochic.JPGAqua seemed to have everything you could want out of a Miami-style lounge:

A gym-side pool, a pool-side bar, a bar-side folding futon or two ... the list goes on. But that wasn't enough. It's never enough for Aqua. 

If you thought Aqua couldn't get any weirder, new manager Ricardo Espinosa is here to remind us that oh yes, it can.

Espinosa, the chief operating officer for Camden View Inc., which is taking over Aqua, has big plans for the gym-by-day, lounge-by-night spot at the Merritt Athletic Club in Canton.

He wants to add holograms. Holograms! ...

Espinosa told Dining@Large blogger Laura Vozzella that he wants to project holographic images onto Aqua's pool and ceiling -- images of mermaids and other fanciful things. Whoa, man!

"Have mermaids come out of the pool -- something cool, something different, out of the ordinary," he said.

Unfortunately, Vozzella forgot to ask Espinosa the most important question: Who's liable if a sloshed meathead dives into the pool in an attempt to mate with one of the mermaids and accidentally drowns?


Hee hee.

(Baltimore Sun archive photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:07 PM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


You couldn't pay me to go there!!

I'm totally gonna sneak in there one time and replace the holograms with voltron or a shirtless picture of yours truly (or both)

Who's liable if a sloshed meathead dives into the pool in an attempt to mate with one of the mermaids and accidentally drowns?


That is what I call a win, as in, "Darwin".

Where is this bar?


Virtually every summer at least one sloshed meathead dives into the 1 foot of water that surrounds Seacrets in OC and breaks their neck - in spite of countless "No Diving" signs. Sloshed meatheads will be sloshed meatheads.

Beam me up, Scotty.

Maybe they'll prjoect an alternative, better realty. Like, another bar.

What that place needs is lasers, not holograms.


Lasers? Or laser tag?

How about underwater paintball?

Or underwater hockey? I had a friend who used to play that in Kansas City.

How about underWEAR hockey? Might give the LFL a run for its money

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