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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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The Christmas Elves were busy over the weekend and the store is loaded up with everything shiny and bright for the holidays. Look at those smiling faces.... Such happy little elves!

Interestingly enough early November is fix it up time here at Cliff's. This is when we all get ready for the holidays. The potential of dinner guests and longer term house guests have us taking a second look around, rolling up our sleeves and making things fabulous. From Paint and accessories to...

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Stock up for the holidays with the Sodastream Holiday Sparkle Promo. Save 15% on Machines, Syrups and Bottles now through November 29th.


Champion 100402 Dual Fuel Inverter Generator


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It's over for some or maybe you had midterms. Not to worry, there's still a weekend ahead! Maximize your party money by taking advantage of the Cliff's Variety 50% off Halloween Clearance now though Saturday.

Here we go again! Bay Area Air Quality Control is saying wildfire smoke is once again headed our way this weekend. Luckily we stocked up after the last smokey week and have plenty of options for N95 masks & respirators. At least at the moment.


Piper's back with more Halloween Costume ideas...
Whether it’s makeup by Mehron Makeup / Water Base or a real mask from Friday The 13th, Cliffs has all the tools to go after Freddy!! Machete too!!!

Feeling a bit vengeful this Halloween? Join Piper as THE CROW and take the town by storm! We have just the makeup and hair spray to help you accomplish this!!!

Just a reminder that Wednesday is Senior Discount Day! All you folks 65 and over get a 15% discount. So reserve your Paratransit, call yourself an Uber or dust off that senior Clipper Card and come on down. We still have a good selection of costuming supplies for that upcoming halloween party.


a week ago
This is truly a one stop wonder! Anything you ever desired or thought you would want to desire ha ha you will find it here. Beyond that I have never seen such incredible customer service! I am legally blind and often have trouble locating items on store shelves or in counter customer service agents who don’t have any time for someone who can’t really see what their showing me. Not in the store! And please note something very important and special for people like myself senior citizens get a 15% discount every Wednesday!
- Derek W
a month ago
I'd say if your a local in need of plumbing, nails or power tools; or a tourist looking for a fun San Fransciscan store, this is the store for you. It has everything from a to z. If you bring your kids here, You will spend money. Plain and simple this store is love
- Dyawei C
2 weeks ago
Always great. Staff is first rate. Don't expect Lowe's... This place is not only iconic but very special to the Castro district.
- rick g

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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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