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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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Tick Tock Burners! Time is running out so get your camp together.

If you need a little help on what to bring to Burning Man, we've put together a quick list of some of our most requested items.... Plus a few fun things too!

Did you know every Wednesday is Senior Discount Day at Cliff's. Everybody over 65 enjoys a 15% discount on their transaction.

There are some exclusions on power tools, ladders and appliances but pretty much everything else is good to go!

Tillandsia's are back in stock!

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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!


21 hours ago
Best shopping experience in all of San Francisco. There are two stores here, really: one is like a mini-Home Depot, with plumbing supplies, nails and screws, and lighting fixtures. This side also has games and toys for kids and adults, and all manner of kitchenware and gadgets. The other side of Cliff's is a lovely gift boutique, with tons of fun, funny gifts, art supplies, drag and costume items, an enormous array of shower curtains, even a fabric and notions department where you can buy yarn, thread, buttons, knitting needles, etc.
- Susan S
2 months 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
6 days ago
Amazing selection of stuff for the space available. Almost always find what I need without needing to trudge to Lowe's. Plus the staff is genuinely friendly. Love y'all <3
- Cody S

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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