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Celebrating Bimbo’s 365 Club (Video)

Gino, Graziano, and Michael Cerciai at Bimbo’s 365 Club, February 2020. Photo courtesy of Christopher Michel.

“Quality is first at Bimbo’s”
Thank you for being a part of the San Francisco Heritage community.

I am Elisa Skaggs, Chair of Soirée 2020. For months we had been working to produce a fabulous event for more than 350 people at the historic Bimbo’s 365 Club, until being forced to cancel due to COVID-19. Tonight, May 1, 2020, is when we would have gathered to celebrate “San Francisco’s favorite nightspot since 1931.”

Heritage proudly nominated Bimbo’s 365 Club to the SF Legacy Business Registry through the SFH Landmark Fund earlier this year, and Soirée was to honor the Cerchiai family’s enduring commitment to excellence, authenticity, and community. So says the sign in the kitchen, “Quality is first at Bimbo’s.”

Although we will not see you tonight in person, we share the video below and invite you to join us in toasting Bimbo’s and its exceptional stewards.

We are profoundly grateful to our Soirée underwriters who have already stepped up to convert their sponsorships into donations. Please consider donating to the Landmark Fund to help Heritage continue our work with legacy businesses like Bimbo’s.

Learn more about Bimbo’s history here. To find out how you can support Bimbo’s and its staff at this uncertain time, visit And we all hope to be back at Bimbo’s for a show or an event as soon as it is safe to do so!

Elisa Hernández Skaggs, AIA
Chair, Soirée 2020

Legacy BusinessesLandmark FundNorth Beach

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