Score Relocating to Washington Avenue, Expanding With Trade Nightclub

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For the past decade and a half, Lady Gaga, Paulina Rubio, Macy Gray, and divas of the 305 have stormed their way through the black doors of Score.

But after 15 years, Lincoln Road's legendary nightclub is taking its 'tude, perfectly chiseled and coiffed men, and hardcore party rep to SoBe's main stretch, Washington Avenue.

"We've been open for 15 years because we've been moving with what's happening with society," explains partner Luis Morera. "I feel this was our next step, what we needed to do."

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Come October 11, Score will officially take over the former Liquid Nightclub space.

The once popular lounge, owned by the infamous nightclub impresario Chris Paciello, made headlines back in 1996 when Paciello smashed a beer bottle against the face of Michael Quinn, the former Mr. Universe, after the bodybuilder called a patron the N-word.

"We're one of the only clubs that's kept the same name and owners, so I definitely dare to say, yes, I think we're the perfect fit for this venue," Morera claims.

Unlike the Lincoln Road watering hole, which will continue running till October 1, the new Score will be divided into two venues: Score Bar and Trade Nightclub.

"The first thing you encounter [at Score Bar] is a brick wall with graffiti, main bar on the left side with an old post office look to it, and a seating area," explains Morera.

"There's also a mezzanine with couches for whoever wants to chill, bottle service, crazy LED light-colored mirrors on the ceiling, and another bar. It's kind of a glam rock look."

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While Pop Thursdays and Filthy Gorgeous Fridays (which will continue to be hosted by Tony Ferro and the Penny Back Boyz) will live on downstairs at the Score Bar lounge, Trade is more of a nightclub.

"It's made on the basics of nightlife with a good lighting system, great sounds, up-and-coming top-notch DJs, kinda like underground music, Berlin sounds."

Score may be changing locations, but its significance goes much deeper than moving to a new locale.

"We're moving froward to what society is nowadays. There's more acceptance of the gay community and we feel it's better to have an establishment not only catered to gays, but to everyone.

"We're kind of like making a statement, 'I don't care about your sexuality.' We're all humans. We all go out to have fun regardless of what our sexuality is."

Score Bar and Trade Club Opening Party. With Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score Bar, and launch Shoot the Freak at Trade Club with Thugfucker, Alejandro Sab, and live performances by Kink from the Crème Organization, and art installations. Friday, October 11. Score Bar, 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Visit scorebar.net or trademia.com.

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