Beyoncé at Bimbo’s in 1991

Before Beyoncé Knowles became the musical empire she is today, and even before selling millions of albums with Destiny’s Child, she performed at Bimbo’s. Seen in the picture above is Beyoncé, future Destiny’s Child groupmate, Kelly Rowland; and four others from the group, Girlstyme. Girlstyme performed a showcase at Bimbo’s in 1991.

Resident Bartender / Artist

San Francisco-based artist, Saul Levy, has worked as a bartender at Bimbo’s for over 20 years. His abstract style of watercolor and ink paintings can be found in cafes throughout the city and most recently, Union Square for San Francisco General Hospital’s Heroes & Hearts auction. Working at Bimbo’s often inspires him to create watercolor […]

New Small Stakes book features Bimbo’s posters

Renowned graphic artist, Jason Munn, recently released, “The Small Stakes,” an art book of concert posters. His work is featured in numerous exhibitions and is in several museum collections, including the SFMOMA and the Denver Art Museum. The simplistic designs of Munn’s posters are influenced from complex ideas of the performing artist’s lyrics, song titles […]

The Complete Hot-Spot

In 1939, a book entitled “Where to Sin in San Francisco,” was written and published by Jack Lord and Jenn Shaw. This is an excerpt about the “365 Club” at its Market St. location. Also mentioned in the book are places such as the Music Box (later to be known as the Great American Music […]

Open For Business!

This photo is the 1951 ad for the Grand Opening of the “new” Bimbo’s 365 Club. Bimbo’s had just moved from its 365 Market Street location to 1025 Columbus Avenue, where we still are to this day! Below is a photo from one of our many floor shows here at Bimbo’s. Many of the shows […]