Tonight, the formerly bumping and alarmingly kitsch downtown Miami club Pawn Shop is opening its doors again in West Palm Beach. The old place was housed in an actual pawn shop and was very much one of the the finest club spots in South Florida for many years, hosting some of the wildest, most memorable parties. We remember going to its opening night and getting silly on free Bacardi, mesmerized by the active halfpipe out back. Now, it's a parking lot for the Arsht Center. But in its new spot at the former Dr. Feelgoods at 219 Clematis St., there's no chance Pawn Shop'll meet the same fate twice.
We were fortunate enough to catch a sneak peek of this newest Palm Beach County venue last night, the eve before the club opens to the public. We'll be reviewing tonight's opening and, thus, likely see you there. But to whet your palette beforehand, here are the preview photos of the seriously eye-catching, brand-spanking-new Pawn Shop.
They promised a Ferris wheel, and they delivered. Three cars are mounted above one of the bars, and the others are impressively assembled as part of the VIP seating area. See below.
Somebody get us VIP, please! (By the way, for VIP bottle service call Jonathon Duerr at 305-962-1876).
Just like at the old space, there's a real mile-high vibe.
This looks like the main bar from the old space. And we don't think you can really sell your gold there, you old drunks.
They're bringing back that real pawn flare with these amazing Yellow Submarine (vintage?) toys.
Pee-wee and Beetlejuice are getting cozy with The Dukes of Hazzard.
There appears to be some Warhol worship going on there. We spotted more than one Andy mural.
And, if things get too hectic, you can always hit up this emergency vehicle. But we've got a strong feeling you'll simply have more wild, oh-so-hot times in that fire truck.