Amoeba San Francisco

Record Shop, Music Store, Hobbies
1855 Haight St (at Stanyan St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 831-1200
Monday
11:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday
11:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday
11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday
11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday
11:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 8:00pm

Tips

  • SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST PLACE TO BUY VINYL
  • There's always great finds in the used section.
  • Coolest place ever. Period.
  • go to amoeba and listen to a ton of music on their listening stations - they've got everything. then buy real CDs - used are cheaper.
  • I discovered this place after listening to 107.7 The Bone Radio here in NY and I must say it was worth the 2600+ mile trip! The smell, the nostalgia, the LP's, everything about this place is amazing.
  • SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST RECORD STORE
  • Prepare to spend some serious time here.
  • The best record store in the Bay Area. It's a gigantic musical wonderland for the enthusiastic record connoisseur. Don't plan on spending just an hour or two here, you will likely blow off your plans.
  • Biggest cd, lp and dvd shop ever. Get in.
  • AT&T service in here is terrible. If youre trying to communicate with someone, text or call them from outside.
  • If you love Vinyl and would like to lose track of some time and money, this is the place to visit. Good selection on 45s. Nice punk finds.
  • Head to San Franciscos wing of the Amoeba Music empire for Mandala, a biweekly DJ series that shows off staff spinning skills.
  • Make sure to check out the free concerts and listening parties!
  • Great selection of music. I recommend making a list of items you want before you enter there so you aren't to overwhelmed like I was with the mass amounts of music. Its tough to just "browse."
  • Get their free 2011 calendar, coupons baby!
  • Everyone who works here treats you like you're stupid and not as cool as them. I swear to god in order to work here you have to only listen to music that hasn't been invented yet... Smug hipsters
  • Browse the used DVD's. There is always a gem or two in those shelves!
  • Hidden gem!!!!
  • Make sure to leave some time to look at all of the old show poster prints they have. Some really great finds here.
  • This converted bowling alley houses every genre, from rock and jazz to hip-hop and Japanese pop to electronica and reggae, with an emphasis on the experimental.

Nearby places

690 Stanyan Street (at Haight St.)
501 Stanyan St (btwn Fulton St & Lincoln Way)
1801 Haight St (at Shrader St)