best gratuitous indoor moat (2008)


Perhaps in an effort to flaunt what used to be the low cost of real estate in Williamsburg, the design team at GALAPAGOS decided to fill an enormous sunken basin at the entrance of its mayonnaise factory turned bar with murky glowing water. Well, just regular water, but it looks ominous in Galapagos's alternately swanky and dungeon-like interior. Patrons delicately dip their drinking straws and flip-flopped feet into the water to ascertain its depth and perhaps its purpose.


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