Best-Sounding Venue San Francisco 2004 - Slim's
In years past, Slim's has picked up a shoddy reputation for sound. Countless shouts of "Turn up the vocals" and deafening squelches of feedback have soiled many a listener's experience. But we're happy to report that Slim's has turned that ship around. Of the many midsize halls in town, Slim's now sounds the best, whether the act onstage is playing thrash metal or delicate folk. And, aside from the noise, it's just a great place to catch a show. The open floor offers lots of unobstructed views of the stage (though jockeys might want to take to the balcony during really crowded shows) and even though the mix tends to be very loud, it's always very loud in that good way. Sounds all right, eh?