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Cliff's is a landmark variety store in San Francisco selling an eclectic mix of goods for the home & garden.
Open today until 8:00 PM
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Just a reminder that Wednesday is Senior Discount Day! All you folks 65 and over get a 15% discount. So reserve your Paratransit, call yourself an Uber or dust off that senior Clipper Card and come on down. We still have a good selection of costuming supplies for that upcoming halloween party.

Freddy is in the building!!! We’ve got his sweater, hat, and glove! Using the right Mehron makeup, you can paint burn marks on your face too!!!


Join Piper in celebrating Michael Myers birthday tomorrow the 19th of October by dressing as the Haddonfield
Slasher with these products!

#MehronMakeup #Rubie'sCostume


Installment #2 from our Halloween Queen Piper Lind

Feeling a little zombie?! Using paper towels, water, and Elmer's glue, you can have wounds that with some makeup and theatrical vampire blood will really pop!!!!

#seventhgeneration #elmers #mehron #rubiescostumes


It's our Halloween Queen Piper Lind with a 5 part series on how to be your most fabulous this holiday season.

Queen Elsa dresses are available along with a mass selection of makeup! You too can even style her hair with a Key West wig, found in our Annex.


Did you know Fall is the perfect time to sow your spring seeds? We just received our 2020 seed collection from Botanical Interests and they have this great guide to walk you through the process. Check it out! Check it out!

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Ethics Supply Bath Soak


Transport yourself to mountain trails and wide open meadows with these nature inspired bath soaks from Ethics Supply

We see you burners.... Rolling back into town in your dusty caravan.
#burningman #carwash #bathnight


2 weeks ago
I'd say if your a local in need of plumbing, nails or power tools; or a tourist looking for a fun San Fransciscan store, this is the store for you. It has everything from a to z. If you bring your kids here, You will spend money. Plain and simple this store is love
- Dyawei C
a month ago
Great store, and as the name says, it's a variety store with a wife variety of items. I always find something interesting here, and it's quite interesting that it's adjoined to Cliffs hardware store. Housewares to cards to joke toys to gifts...... this place has it's all.... and it's well worth a visit!
- W B
a month ago
The people are extremely helpful and pleasant. They basically have everything. I looked all over San Francisco for a 2 steps stepping stools. None of the Lowe's, ace hardware and home Depot has it. Yet, cliff's variety has it! Awesome place!
- david l

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Since our founding in 1936, Cliff's Variety has been constantly growing and evolving in response to the needs of our customers. Our buyers strive to keep our selection fresh, on-trend and competitive. 

We carry the best of everything from hardware & tools to cookware, garden supplies, toys, crafts and gifts.

We also offer re-keying and lock repair, knife sharpening, glass, acrylic & wood cuttingLight fabrication, pipe threading and cable crimping are among the many other services we offer at Cliff's Variety.  If your project has gone a little beyond your abilities, we're here to help.  

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  • (415) 212-8400


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479 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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