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Bimbo's

1025 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-1799
+1 415-474-0365
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Great band, lousy service

This may be a San Francisco institution, but they have a lot going wrong. The service here is... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Alastair B
,
San Francisco, California, United States
via mobile
Old World Charm - Kind Staff - COOL to acts and patrons alike!

I had no idea except for my trusty Tripadvisor reviews what to expect from Bimbo's - what I found... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
chechina
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Santa Cruz area CA
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Fashionable since the 1950s, this club continues to attract the best lounge acts and the hottest music.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
27 Aug 2016
“Great band, lousy service”
21 Apr 2015
“Old World Charm - Kind Staff - COOL to acts and patrons alike!”
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1025 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-1799
Russian Hill
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+1 415-474-0365
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This may be a San Francisco institution, but they have a lot going wrong. The service here is terrible, they advertise a 2 drink minimum, during our entire time there (3 and a half hours) not a single server came to our table to ask...More

Thank Alastair B
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I had no idea except for my trusty Tripadvisor reviews what to expect from Bimbo's - what I found was exceptional vintage charm, a well run club with great security and a beautiful bar - it was like going back in time! Old San Francisco...More

Thank chechina
Reviewed 23 March 2015

A wonderful show! Very intimate venue for music. The atmosphere is spectacular as the music selection. The food is less to be desired.

Thank Moondanced
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Had a conference party here. Kick butt decor and atmosphere with a cool history. A must see in my opinion.. Great drinks!

Thank Abby M
Reviewed 22 January 2015

When you first walk in, it's like going back in time. The decor is the same as it was way back when the place opened in the 1950s. Very cool. To the left is the old bar. There is a fish bowl in the center...More

Thank Abel L
Reviewed 26 September 2014

On a whim we decided to see what concerts were going on in town while we visited from Kansas. We decided to go see Better Than Ezra at this venue and it was like a step back in time. Great size for an intimate concert...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We had the opportunity to go to Bimbos as part of a large group and were greeted by period paparazzi, which was an experience! The decor was fabulous and like a step back in time. The entertainment was great and very professional. The staff were...More

1  Thank TJ G
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We visited Bimbo's as part of a large group last week and had the place exclusively to ourselves - it was quite an experience. We got greeted by "fake" press photographers and journalists in period costume and then seated for the evening after cocktails. The...More

1  Thank Middletonmagic
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Retro feel, choose a side table which is slightly higher than the main floor and has a great view all round. Food ok, service very good. "Ladies" unchanged from the 50s and a little tired but all in keeping with the feel of the place....More

1  Thank SuzonB64
Reviewed 29 January 2014

A review here said there was no dance floor, well, people were dancing up a storm. There was certainly one for the English Beat on Saturday night 01/26/2014. The club has a throwback elegance with various tiers and areas of seating. I came alone as...More

Thank Elle S
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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential
neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner.
Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any
visitor would gladly leave their heart in San
Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down
Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world,
and make the slow creep downhill past charming period
...More
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