Bimbo's Blog

Congratulations to our SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!

The family and staff here at Bimbo’s 365 Club congratulate our San Francisco Giants for winning the 2010 World Series! Thanks to the Giants players, Manager Bruce Bochy, General Manager Brian Sabean, the Owners, and the entire Giants organization for such a magical and special season. It was a season we will never forget.  Thank […]

Go Giants!!!

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning the National League Pennant!  Can’t wait for the World Series.  “Let’s keep this thing going!”

Meat-free menu at Saturday’s JP Jones & Chrissie Hynde show!

At the artist’s request, a special meat-free menu was created for Saturday’s show. Come see the show and try one of our vegetarian menu items! JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys is a collaboration between Chrissie Hynde, JP Jones, and friends. Hynde, a fiercely truthful songwriter and committed animal-rights activist, met Jones only two years […]

Too Much Garlic!

Mr. Bimbo had a lot of friends in show business.   But some of them, like Joey Bishop, had specific requests in order to keep their working friendship going. Mr. Bimbo enjoyed fine dining and found it difficult to lay off the garlic.  Mr. Bishop addressed this issue in the letter he wrote below…….

Free EP with Jamie Lidell advance ticket purchase

British electronica experimentalist, Jamie Lidell, returns to Bimbo’s on Friday October 1st. Lidell’s extraordinary live shows careen from glitzy funkadelic extravaganzas to electronic avant-garde showpieces. He produces funky, addictive music that blends the sounds of mid-’60s Stax with his own brand of electronic disco. Lidell’s latest album, “Compass”, has just been released on Warp Records. […]

Wilt the Stilt

Even Wilt “the Stilt” Chamberlain caught a show at Bimbo’s 365 Club back in 1962.  Only one problem:  it was difficult for the cocktail waitresses to serve him.  Read press clipping below for details.

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 […]