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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"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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Yes we are! (Open)

Memorial Day is a time of honor. For some that's visiting friends and family or a picnic in the park, for others its an extra day to get things done. However you spend your day we are here for you.

We are open Sunday 10am - 6pm and Monday 10am - 8pm

Mi Cocina is the Kitchen & BBQ collection from San Francisco Denim Master Ubi Simpson. This guy takes denim seriously and with decades working in the industry he's just the person to produce this beautiful collection.

Combining traditional techniques with modern process, the line is crafted in...

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Windows for Harvey Art Walk

May 17, 2019 – May 26, 2019

It's time once again to celebrate the life and times of #harveymilk. The 2019 #windowsforharvey art walk in the Castro is underway. Come out to visit the storefronts, see the creative artwork and enjoy what the neighborhood has to offer.

The show runs May 17 - May 26. Click the l...

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4 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Love cliff's you can seriously find almost anything. And they are connected to their craft store which increases the selection. Great place to get unique gifts! Also situated in a great area of the Castro.
- John P
4 weeks ago
Are you kidding me? This place is always a 5-star...variety galore and hunky men dating scene and did I say variety? Best shopping in the Castro.
- Kathryn W

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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