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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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We hope you all had the best of Holidays possible. If not for our dedicated employees, loyal customers and curious visitors we would not be here today and we would like to thank all of you for another wonderful year.

To thank our employees we will be closed Thursday Dec 26th so they can have a ...

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It's time once again for the Wusthof Holiday Promo with discounts of 20% to 50% on select knives and knife sets.

Already have some great knives? Don't forget to get them in for a tune-up this week if you want them sharp for Christmas.

Fresh stock of tillandsia have arrived, including this big beauty! Capitata Maroon, the perfect gift for air plant lovers!

Check out our Instagram for more great stuff.

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Twinkly Lights are this season's hottest decor item, they're fully controllable color changing LED string lights, icicle and curtain lights. They're amazing and if you haven't seen them before check out the link.

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Don't forget our annual Give & Receive event is this Friday - Saturday -Sunday. Give $5 to a local charity and Receive 20% off your purchases.

Black Friday - Give & Receive Event

Nov 29, 2019 – Dec 1, 2019

Save 20% on your entire transaction by donating $5 to a great local organization. This year Friday & Saturday's donation will go to the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy and Sunday's to the AIDS Lifecycle. Give a little and Receive a lot in return!


a month ago
They literally have EVERYTHING and at reasonable prices. The people who work here are extremely friendly and helpful. I once went in here for an umbrella - and they had the kind I wanted with a cute rainbow celestial design on it that I get compliments on all the time. I could spend hours in here and buy everything I need for my home plus gifts for friends and family. They have an attached gift store section with fancy soaps and craft needs. If you’ve never been to Cliff’s, I don’t know what you’re doing.
- Rose L
a month ago
I have been going to Cliff's for years, and I have never once had a bad experience. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable, the stock is wonderful (practical items AND fun home goods and toys to choose from), and if they don't have what you need they are always willing to help you get it or find an alternative. I go out of my way to go to Cliff's instead of a hardware store when I can, they have my heart!
- Karen B
2 weeks ago
Incredible selection and staff. Fun as a hardware store should be in the Castro. Wigs to wing nuts, LeCreuset to All things LED. It’s your one stop for home, gifts and fabulous. If your shopping both stores they have a pass through for your shopping basket for one check out convenience.
- Castro E

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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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