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Address: 333 11th St. between Folsom and Harrison Sts., SoMa, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-522-0333
Description: This club books nationally recognized musical acts.

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good sound, food so so

My very short wife didn't want to look at people's back sides all night, so I booked dinner tix which got you seats upstairs, at the back of the club - a nice vantage point and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Gardnerville, Nevada
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My very short wife didn't want to look at people's back sides all night, so I booked dinner tix which got you seats upstairs, at the back of the club - a nice vantage point and though the sound suffered just a bit by being so close to the ceiling (I wandered down to the floor and the sound there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited San Francisco recently to hear a couple of bands we really like. One of the bands traveled from Fresno, where we are, and played with a band from Sacramento. When we arrived we find a very large open area and an area of seating that was on the opposite side of the stage and on a second floor. We... More 

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Fresno, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went to Slims to hear Stealing Nicks and Petty Theft. The stage and sound was excellent. The bands were awesome and had everyone on their feet dancing. Drinks were strong and decently priced. Great view from the balcony as well ad easy accesd to the front of the stage. I only wish they had a few more bar stools available.... More 

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Del Mar, California
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We recently went to Slim's to see Rodney Crowell, one of country and western music's royalty. The show was epic! But what about Slim's itself? I've been here a number of times to see hip hop and metal bands and it was also great. It is a small, but not "tight" venue with good acoustics throughout that enables you to... More 

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Nortre Califonkneeonee
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went there years ago to see Todd Rundgren and was surprised by a really good prime rib. Well proof you can never go back. Went to see Culann's Hounds which did an average set of Irish influenced music although there was an amazing singer in prior band Royal Jelly. Food was awful. Overcooked Tri tip with raw broccoli and wilted... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It is just a great, small venue, with good sound and a large, decently priced bar. Staff (as well as patrons) were very cool all around. Go there for a show! I will be back, as much as possible.

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Erial, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great small (400 people) venue to see bands. Wish we had ordered our tickets earlier, and could have sat up top for a dinner show, but we were banished to the floor :) Plenty of staff Good sound

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Grand Haven, MI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Let's hold the suspense. Slim's is one of the finest-small scale rock clubs I've visited--and I've seen a few. Located on 11th Street just a hop, skip and a jump (or a $10 cab rid) from the city center, Slim's is a small, intimate venue that features great sound. I was excited to see a Built to Spill" show coincided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2004

i have been to slim's many times. they book great bands that come play there, they have an upper area for eating while you watch the bands perform. it gives off a very welcoming vibe and i'd recommend it to anyone that visits san francisco.

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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