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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 6:30 PM
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Get your Hot Cliff's Variety Guy Tee-Shirt while supplies last. Black, burgundy, and a charcoal tank top. All sizes 19.99 while supplies last.

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Fire season is upon us. Don't get caught without power, light or fire. Pick up your NEBO Emergency Kit while supplies last.

A little something to brighten your desk and remind you of your true motivation. Coasters by Jim Spinx

It's that on again off again back to school time yay! No matter what happens we have you covered with Children's Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Arts & Craft Supplies and Lunch Storage

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Who says protection has to be ugly. We just got a delivery of face masks form or local San Franciscan friends at Lady Alamo. They are so Mission Chic!

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Are your ✋✋ as dry as mine? Our friends at elizabeth W have the perfect solution. Their lovely scented cleansing spray followed up by a luxurious Shea butter hand cream. My hands have never loved me more. Both in stock today!
#handsanatizer #handlotion

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a week ago
If you’re visiting the Castro, you HAVE to come through. A super fun selection of housewares, gifts, toys, games, art supplies, souvenirs, gadgets, hardware, office/school supplies, and way more! Give yourself some time to browse—there’s really something for everyone here. In addition to all of the fun goodies, this is also a legitimately well-equipped hardware store that should have just about anything you could need. Nice folks too!
- Haley G
5 days ago
Great all purpose store. Hardware items, crafts furniture, toys, kind of a jack of all trades of variety stores. They have good service, and their sales folks are knowledgeable about the location and operation of items. They have an official checkout system and their product selection is pretty broad in the key categories. I go there whenever I'm in SF to get must have items.
- Dan B
5 days ago
Thank you for being the historical and current essence of the Castro. You guys are fabulous in all ways. Highest regards. Harold and Alan.
- Alan D

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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) 431-5365


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479 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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