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Amoeba Music

Amoeba San Francisco

Record Shop, Music Store, and Hobby Shop
Haight Ashbury, San Francisco
  • Stephen B.
    "An amazing selection of vinyl."(3 Tips)
    Travel + Leisure
    "converted bowling alley houses every genre"(3 Tips)
    Caroline D.
    "Amazing records selection and one of the coolest hidden gems in SF!"(2 Tips)
    Jack K.
    "Jazz vinyl section"(2 Tips)
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  • Natalia K.
    Natalia KataokaNovember 4
    Had a great experience there. A lot to dig in and really friendly staff.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RebeccaNovember 4
    Quite friendly and nice store and they have wonderful selections and there folk section is quite good
  • Ann S.
    Great music and the T shirts make great gifts.
  • Miles N.
    Miles NgAugust 11
    Hidden gem!!!! 💯💯💯
    Upvoted Oct 2
  • Wilson F.
    The record collection you've always dreamt of.
  • Ellie B.
    Eclectic connoisseurs and welcoming to boot!
  • Sal
    SalJune 12
    Amazing place to find a record.everything is sorted and is easy to find!
  • m d.
    m dMay 29
    Huge record and cd store. Must visit if you like music and its culture.
  • Jonny Y.
    great stock on new records
  • Brian K.
    Brian KApril 10
    Amazing vinyl selection
  • Ahmed K.
    Massive music collection from all over the world in all formats.... Impressive....
  • Ernesto F.
    I think this is what heaven looks like, all music in one place
  • Hakeem B.
    Drugs everywhere; Great music inside, look for early Moscow Phil recordings or Berlin Phil recordings or Shostakovich and Mahler. Did I already say there is ton of music in here? And drugs
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RMarch 1
    Great selection of vinyl. Prices are a little high but you can't beat the selection offered in this store. Don't park in the McDonalds next door. They tow.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJanuary 17
    Amazing records selection and one of the coolest hidden gems in SF! You can also head to Golden Gate Park afterwards!
  • Max K.
    Max KillenJanuary 12
    Follow the green line!
  • Nati O.
    Nati OviedoJanuary 1
    Everything in there!
  • Pedro C.
    Pedro Couto e SantosNovember 10, 2015
    A place to get lost among records, both CDs and vinyl. Great!
  • Cas L.
    Cas LemmensNovember 1, 2015
    Huge record store. Save a day for this shop if you like record hunting.
  • Nicola G.
    Nicola GypsicolaOctober 29, 2015
    Into music? This is the place.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LAugust 29, 2015
    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.
  • Renae M.
    Renae MasonJuly 23, 2015
    Rummage for old and new records.
  • Jack K.
    Jack KetchamJuly 13, 2015
    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!
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorJuly 5, 2015
    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.
  • Mara V.
    Mara VonJune 30, 2015
    Last of the known record stores in the country! I love this place!
  • Kjelle V.
    Kjelle VergauweJune 10, 2015
    So many options, so much to explore.... Bring your credit card and prepare to spend
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RobinsonJune 2, 2015
    The selection of vinyl here is unbeatable. Very knowledgeable staff too.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenApril 27, 2015
    Best record store in SF.
  • Jipsta
    JipstaApril 9, 2015
    This is one of the greatest stores in the world. Having my entire music catalog in their database is the icing on the cake!
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneMarch 22, 2015
    Make sure to leave some time to look at all of the old show poster prints they have. Some really great finds here.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BayerFebruary 4, 2015
    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.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoJanuary 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    See a band for free.
  • Ana G.
    Ana GOctober 7, 2014
    pretty much impossible to not leave with at least a couple of records...
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 30, 2014
    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
  • Terri B.
    Terri BarmoreSeptember 29, 2014
    Every single thing!
  • Jon
    JonSeptember 24, 2014
    Drop in here if you're walking along Haight to Golden Gate Park. Amazing record selection - really cool place.
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FrancisSeptember 18, 2014
    It's an institution. All kinds of wax, and Debby Harry bobble heads.
  • Thê-Minh T.
    Thê-Minh TrinhSeptember 9, 2014
    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
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonSeptember 1, 2014
    Awesome selection.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonAugust 31, 2014
    Huge music selection, mostly classic rock but something from every genre.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GallantAugust 30, 2014
    Excellent store with a vast selection of used classical CDs. Lots of great stuff for $3 or less!
  • Steve A.
    Steve AndroulakisAugust 6, 2014
    Show a young person what a "cassette" is!
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • Thomas O.
    Thomas OuttMay 21, 2014
    One of the few stores left that swell interesting genre films.
  • LadieSoul
    LadieSoulMay 9, 2014
    Amoeba isn't just a record store!
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BeggDecember 29, 2013
    Don't bypass the book selection
  • Simon B.
    Simon BeggDecember 27, 2013
    Make sure you set aside enough time to browse.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinDecember 21, 2013
    Simply the best record store on the entire West Coast. Go get lost in the new release listening stations. \m/
  • Susan
    SusanSeptember 11, 2013
    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.
  • Jesus D.
    Jesus DominguezAugust 24, 2013
    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
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