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Amoeba Music

Amoeba San Francisco

Record Shop, Music Store, and Hobby Shop · Haight Ashbury
1855 Haight St (at Stanyan St.), San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & MasterCard)

Our second Amoeba store, located in the heart of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.


Based on 565 votes

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    Jack K.
    "Check used records they have in sleeves & new arrivals!"(10 Tips)
    Travel + Leisure
    "converted bowling alley houses every genre"(3 Tips)
    Maira M.
    "Cuties in the punk vinyl section can get it."(2 Tips)
    Stephen B.
    "An amazing selection of vinyl."(2 Tips)
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  • Pedro C.

    A place to get lost among records, both CDs and vinyl. Great!

    Pedro Couto e Santos · 2 weeks ago
  • Cas L.

    Huge record store. Save a day for this shop if you like record hunting.

    Cas Lemmens · November 1
  • Nicola G.

    Into music? This is the place.

    Nicola Gypsicola · October 29
  • Melon L.

    Of course their collection is fantastic. They even have hard to find anime DVDs. More importantly though, don't miss the free live concerts from up and coming artists.

    Melon L · August 29
  • Renae M.

    Rummage for old and new records.

    Renae Mason · July 23
  • Jack K.

    Huge selection with rare stuff on the walls. Jazz vinyl section is very well rounded, a lot of new represses and original pressings. Check used records they have in sleeves & new arrivals!

    Jack Ketcham · July 13
  • Craig V.

    Skateboarding may not be a crime, but shoplifting is and everyone is a suspect. Lots of stuff yet somehow they're always out of what I want. Pricey.

    Craig Villamor · July 5
  • Mara V.

    Last of the known record stores in the country! I love this place!

    Mara Von · June 30
  • Kjelle V.

    So many options, so much to explore.... Bring your credit card and prepare to spend

    Kjelle Vergauwe · June 10
  • Stephanie R.

    The selection of vinyl here is unbeatable. Very knowledgeable staff too.

  • Chris W.

    Best record store in SF.

    Chris Wren · April 27
  • Jipsta

    This is one of the greatest stores in the world. Having my entire music catalog in their database is the icing on the cake!

    Jipsta · April 9
  • Emily K.

    Make sure to leave some time to look at all of the old show poster prints they have. Some really great finds here.

    Emily Kane · March 22
  • Stephen B.

    If I ever win the lottery, I'm never walking back through that door or I'd blow it all in an hour. An amazing selection of vinyl. Their branded merch is dope.

    Stephen Bayer · February 4
  • Ben R.

    See a band for free.

    Ben Russo · January 29

    Giant record store that still exists and thrives while the industry of tangible media continues to vanish. Still have the live stage that hosts shows, still has the super knowledgable staff.

    AGVSM · November 26, 2014
  • Ana G.

    pretty much impossible to not leave with at least a couple of records...

    Ana G · October 7, 2014
  • Travel + Leisure

    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. Read more

    Travel + Leisure · September 30, 2014
  • Terri B.

    Every single thing!

    Terri Barmore · September 29, 2014
  • Jon

    Drop in here if you're walking along Haight to Golden Gate Park. Amazing record selection - really cool place.

    Jon · September 24, 2014
  • Jordan F.

    It's an institution. All kinds of wax, and Debby Harry bobble heads.

    Jordan Francis · September 18, 2014
  • Thê-Minh T.

    Leave your backpack at the entrance and spend a serious amount of time browsing the solid "used" sections. The place is huge! They also have video games and movies

    Thê-Minh Trinh · September 9, 2014
  • Jesse A.

    Awesome selection.

    Jesse Atkinson · September 1, 2014
  • Amy R.

    Huge music selection, mostly classic rock but something from every genre.

    Amy Robinson · August 31, 2014
  • Adam G.

    Excellent store with a vast selection of used classical CDs. Lots of great stuff for $3 or less!

    Adam Gallant · August 30, 2014
  • Steve A.

    Show a young person what a "cassette" is!

    Steve Androulakis · August 6, 2014
  • SFist

    A punky beacon in an age of streaming music. Racks stacked with new and used vinyl keep expanding the collections of die hard analog fans and free live shows keep the Haight spirit alive. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
  • Thomas O.

    One of the few stores left that swell interesting genre films.

    Thomas Outt · May 21, 2014
  • LadieSoul

    Amoeba isn't just a record store!

    LadieSoul · May 9, 2014
  • Jennifer B.

    Don't bypass the book selection

    Jennifer Begg · December 29, 2013
  • Simon B.

    Make sure you set aside enough time to browse.

    Simon Begg · December 27, 2013
  • Ray L.

    Simply the best record store on the entire West Coast. Go get lost in the new release listening stations. \m/

    Ray Lin · December 21, 2013
  • Susan

    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.

    Susan · September 11, 2013
  • Jesus D.

    Get your vinyls here, they have a very large selection. the place is huge and you kinda feel you're in the 70s or 80s

    Jesus Dominguez · August 24, 2013
  • Corrie D.

    Amoeba us the record store to end all record stores. They have...everything. If you get paralyzed your first time out just buy an Amoeba reusable tote. You always need one in SF.

    Corrie Davidson · August 12, 2013
  • Mark M.

    found a great price on my vinyl, lots of sweet trinkets too

    Mark Mis🍔 · July 16, 2013
  • Tony X.

    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.

    Tony Xerray · May 24, 2013
  • DailyCandy

    Head to San Francisco’s wing of the Amoeba Music empire for Mandala, a biweekly DJ series that shows off staff spinning skills.

    DailyCandy · May 14, 2013
  • DJ E.

    Go for the free in-store concerts and stay for the heavenly vinyl finds. This is my favorite place to waste a lot of time, and yes, sometimes money!

    DJ Evoke · January 31, 2013
  • Maira M.

    Cuties in the punk vinyl section can get it.

    Maira McDermott · December 28, 2012
  • Aaron D.

    Go to an in-store show!

    Aaron Draczynski · October 14, 2012
  • Nicolas P.

    The paradise for vinyls and cd collectors, I got tired finding cool stuff at the metal section! Really... I could live here!

    Nicolas Perez · August 7, 2012
  • Mitch L.

    Best place for vinyl in SF.

    Mitch Lopez · August 6, 2012
  • Greater Sirens

    Find our EP, For the Birds, under "Misc. G" in the Rock section!

    Greater Sirens · August 4, 2012
  • Jake S.

    They have a humongous shelf dedicated to Fillmore Auditorium concert posters. Give them a browse, you'll find a band/poster to love.

    Jake Smith · July 10, 2012
  • Alix B.

    Great finds! A must see for any music lover.

    Alix Bloodworth · July 7, 2012
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST RECORD STORE

    SF Weekly · June 13, 2012
  • Lia

    Prepare to spend some serious time here.

    Lia · June 10, 2012
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    Claudia HT · June 10, 2012
  • Claudia H.

    & mcDonald's w my BFF.

    Claudia HT · June 4, 2012

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