Slim#25;s was opened in 1988 by renowned R&B artist Boz Scaggs. Slim's provides the public with access American Roots Music, Blues, R&B, Cajun/Zydeco, Jazz, Alternative, and more. Pollstar Magazine has voted Slim's the best nightclub in America an astounding five times, and the venue has twice earned Best Bar & Club honors by the readers of the San Francisco Chronicle. Slim#25;s also hosts private events at reasonable rental prices.
As far as taping and cameras go, this venue abides by the policy of the performer. Slim's serves food and has a full bar available for patrons. Seating at most Slim's shows is extremely limited. Often times shows are "standing room only." There are a limited number of balcony seats available at all shows with the purchase of dinner tickets. The premises consist mainly of an open floor on the main level. At one end of the floor is the performance stage; at the other is a small balcony with table seating for approximately 70 people.