Cliff's Variety

99% love it
A convenient institution
Established in 1936, Cliff's Variety stocks over 65,000 items and is likely to have whatever you're seeking and knowledgable, friendly service.
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    • rolodj
      rolodj Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Keeping It Local and Independant
      We don't need no Home Depot, Cliff's has it all!

    • joshuajpresents
      joshuajpresents Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Everything you need- for a price
      Cliff's can save your life, but you are gonna pay!

    • MattTwoTee
      MattTwoTee Over a year ago
      Loves it

      literally, this is a neighbourhood institution. such a great variety and friendly staff!

    • play4peter
      play4peter Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Gayest hardware store

    • KevinGoebel
      KevinGoebel Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A little bit of everything
      Several months ago, my aunt and her family stopped by for dinner and she asked me if there was anywhere in the neighborhood where she could get a feathered boa. "Oh, sure," I said. "There's a hardware store just down the street." It didn't strike me until she started laughing how odd that was. But the truth is, Cliff's really does have a little bit of everything: hardware, lumber, paint, gardening supplies, kitchen supplies, toys, arts & crafts, drag accessories. The Castro is a pretty self-sufficient neighborhood, but mostly because Cliff's single-handedly rounds out most of the gaps.

    • smartissexy
      smartissexy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My mother's angel food cake pan.
      My mom bought her angel-food cake pan here in the '50's. This store has the wildest assortment of fun & fabulous items-- as practical as gaskets, as glamorous as maribou. Toys, trinkets, wigs, dishes-- you name it. A quintessential stop on your Castro walking tour.