Asked how his club has achieved the herculean task of keeping its doors open for 18 years in Miami, Luis Morera, Score's
Score, a gay nightclub, opened in 1998 on Lincoln Road as a neighborhood bar with a small dance floor. But it was a Sunday afternoon party that gave Score its first taste of what was to come.
"We had these tea dances every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. It was an early party, so people could go to work the next day not too hungover. It got so successful, it turned into a dance bar with celebrities passing by." But as the years came and went, Lincoln Road no longer seemed the right venue for the club's anything-goes attitude. "When Lincoln Road became more commercial, we figured a mall wasn't the right place for a nightclub and moved to Washington Avenue in 2013."
It is at their current location (below Trade, a club owned by Score's management) where Score will be hosting its
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Morera has a lot of fond memories of Score over the past 18 years. He especially enjoyed the Halloween block parties that took over Lincoln Road.
Though most of his current energy is spent planning Saturday night's anniversary party, Morera is also looking forward to Score's next 18 years. "With the acceptance of the gay
Score Anniversary with Natalie La Rose. 8 p.m. Saturday, August 20, at Score, 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-535-1111; scorebar.net. Admission is $20.