Overview of the Venue
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Bimbo’s 365 Club is not your typical night club to be sure. Bimbo’s is a 685 person capacity set in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach area. The club was built in 1931 and has been owned and operated by the same family since that time. The inside of the club has a beautiful, elegant feel, featuring red velvet curtains, murals and tuxedo clad barmen. But don’t be put off, the club is far from formal and has a reputation in San Francisco as a relaxed well run venue that features the best up and coming artists from all musical genres. Hundreds of acts have played the venue since 1931.
Address: 1025 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133
Directions to venue
Load In: Up short ramp (33-1/2 inches wide by 118 inches long) from street in front of venue (Columbus Avenue), thru double doors (55″ w x 83″ H) directly onto the main floor, stage left. The very few items that are too tall to fit thru the door can go up the alley, and in thru the back door. See photos here.
Height to Grid: 14 feet
Power: There is a 200 amp 2 phase service available for lights, and a 100 amp for sound. Please note that there is NO 3 phase power at Bimbo’s.
Sound: See Spec. There is a 105db limit as measured from the FOH position. This limit includes any transients or spikes. We have enacted this limit for a couple of reasons: The comfort of our guests and staff, regardless of the genre. Our neighbors; we are located in a residential area and when shows are run at 105db or lower we don’t receive any complaints from them or the police on their behalf. This limit is non-negotiable. Additional links:
Noise-induced hearing loss
Boston University article on hearing loss
Lights: See Spec.
Dressing Rooms: 3 located on the second floor, Stage Right. One large with private shower (for about 15 people),one medium (for about 6 people) and one small (for two to three people). See photos here
Production Office: The small dressing room off of the large dressing room, can be used as a production office.
Parking: With advance notice there is parking for 2 buses on the street in front of the club. However there is shore power for one bus only and generators are NOT allowed to run. We apologize for the inconvenience. See photos here