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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Mother Earth gave us all a big reminder this past week that we could do a better job of being ready for the next Bay Area quake. Hit the link below for a downloadable PDF of everything you need to do in and before the next earthquake.

Some things are obvious like water and food but there's quite...

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This is a truly beautiful interactive monument to celebrate our forefathers and mothers, listen to their struggles and accomplishments and to learn what it took to achieve the freedoms we have today. Go now and explore!

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Spruce up that bathroom for your pride guests with a new drag shower curtain from Magnus Hastings. Lux fabric curtains with huge graphic images of some of your favorite drag queens. Availability is limited so drag your a** down here now if you want one!

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"Do you have any rainbow stuff" Believe it or not we get that question a lot. The answer is "Of course we do, this is Cliff's!" Pride Flags of all colors, Party stuff and every day items in rainbow.

You can always get an idea of what we have in stock by visiting our pointy page at cliffsvariety...

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Picnic Time


It's great weather to explore the park, beach or country side and Cliff's has you covered. We have a great collection of insulated bags, totes, coolers and wicker picnic baskets to pack all your delectables. Get um while it's hot!

We get asked this a lot.... "How do I wash my cast iron pan?" Thankfully Lodge has a great collection of videos on cleaning, restoring and cooking in your cast iron.

Go get lost in the videos and remember we carry most items in the Lodge collection and can special order the ones we don't.

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We got the CBDs!

This is Life Flower, a luxury bath collection crafted in small batches around the philosophy of balancing mind body and spirit. The line is a mixture of the highest quality herbs, essential oils, natural crystals and an infusion of 100% hemp derived CBD. Not only are there nume...

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Ever wonder..... "Whats the weather like in the Castro right now?". Well that's easy to find out with Castro Cam!

We're happy to be a sponsor of 4 cameras in the Castro where you can tune in to live events or just basically see what the parking situation looks like right now.

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a month ago
I love this place. Amazing selection of products. Incredible service. Super helpful staff. Professional. Personable. Knowledgeable. I always say, if you can't find it at Cliff's, it probably doesn't exist
- Barry S
2 weeks ago
It's name pretty well describes Cliff's variety. They have a random variety of stuff. The hardware selection isn't perfect, and sometimes you have to go somewhere else for a specialized part. But, they have most everything you'd need from a local hardware store, plus a whole lot more random stuff. And the staff are amazing! They always go out of their way to be helpful. Do the world a favor, next time you see something you need here, buy it here instead of online. Local retailers deserve the support.
- Brian L
a week ago
I do love a good hardware store and Cliff's did not disappoint. Great selection of gay pride items, eclectic selection of everything from board games and baby toys to paint and nails. Loved it!
- Kie C

About Us

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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