Cliffs Variety Store

(415) 431-5365 | View Website

479 Castro St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94114

37.761348 -122.434923

Home Decor, Housewares, Hardware  more

More Categories: Fabric Stores, Department Stores, Toys & Games, Toys, Hardware

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Castro, Central


Reviews for Cliffs Variety Store


There's such an odd -- and oddly interesting -- selection of items here, it's almost dangerous for crafty people.

over a year ago

Cliff's has something for EVERYONE! – Hardware supplies, household needs (small appliances to storage bins to light bulbs and more), a gift for a friend, cool lighting - these are just a few of the reasons I make Cliff's my first stop when I go shopping. 99% of the time they have what I need (and many times what I didn't know I needed) at a reasonable price. And to top it off, the services is A+!

It doesn't matter what your age, Cliffs has something for everyone (yes, they sell some really cool toys too.)

Check it out. You won't be disappointed.

over a year ago

From housewares to hot pants, this Castro general store sells it all. – In Short
Run by the De Baca family since 1936, the store is a place where fix-it aficionados, drag queens, toy shoppers and hobbyists of all sorts come together to talk about the weather. From pipes and plywood to rainbow flags and goofy hats, they stock everything you never knew you needed. The ultra-friendly salespeople are always happy to offer suggestions and if they don't have something in stock (very unlikely) they'll direct you to the nearest specialty shop.

over a year ago

amazing neighborhood store – Cliff's Variety has at least one of almost everything I've needed, and the best quality. The staff are always a pleasure to talk with, and refreshingly knowledgeable. Prices are reasonable, and some items cost less at Cliff's than at stores that compete only on price. (Other stores can sometimes have lower prices, e.g. for bulk quantities, but otherwise can't touch Cliff's.) Cliff's is dramatically better than any other general store I've ever seen.

over a year ago

Great! – A GREAT SHOP! WOOO LOTS OF COOL THINGS! You can find ANYTHING at Cliffs! You want it, they probably have it :)


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Affordable Gift Shop (2008)
Offbeat Store (2007)
Offbeat Store (2006)
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