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Amoeba Music

Amoeba San Francisco

Record Shop, Music Store, and Hobby Shop
Haight Ashbury, San Francisco
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Travel + Leisure and SF Weekly
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  • 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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  • Joon K.
    Joon KimJuly 15
    Staff pick cd/lp is good for saving time.
  • Carlos L.
    A gorgeous throwback to a sorely missed era. Alt rock, indie music and some rare classics in vinyl are among their inventory. There’s also an in house green pain clinic.
  • Jordan V.
    Jordan VermaAugust 23, 2017
    Great selection of music and stuff could easily get lost in there for hours
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviJuly 23, 2017
    🎧 downstairs, ☘️ upstairs
  • Jorge
    JorgeJune 28, 2017
    Not just records! There are vintage posters, t-shirts and an excellent selection of books. Plus there's a movie area!
  • Fikri F.
    Fikri FıratMay 28, 2017
    One of the biggest record stores I've visited. Good if you are looking for new tracks, not very user friendly and rich in collection if you are looking for older tracks and treasure hunting
  • Finella Jianna V.
    Very affordable! They have a huuuuge selection, and people are helpful!
  • James T.
    James TFebruary 2, 2017
    Crate digging 101
  • Natalia K.
    Natalia KataokaNovember 4, 2016
    Had a great experience there. A lot to dig in and really friendly staff.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RebeccaNovember 4, 2016
    Quite friendly and nice store and they have wonderful selections and there folk section is quite good
  • Ann S.
    Ann SwellcityguideOctober 1, 2016
    Great music and the T shirts make great gifts.
  • Miles N.
    Miles NgAugust 11, 2016
    Hidden gem!!!! 💯💯💯
  • Wilson F.
    The record collection you've always dreamt of.
  • Ellie B.
    Ellie BelterJune 25, 2016
    Eclectic connoisseurs and welcoming to boot!
  • Sal
    SalJune 12, 2016
    Amazing place to find a record.everything is sorted and is easy to find!
  • m d.
    m dMay 29, 2016
    Huge record and cd store. Must visit if you like music and its culture.
  • Jonny Y.
    Jonny YoungMay 15, 2016
    great stock on new records
  • Brian K.
    Brian KApril 10, 2016
    Amazing vinyl selection
  • Ahmed K.
    Ahmed KamakazyMarch 28, 2016
    Massive music collection from all over the world in all formats.... Impressive....
  • Ernesto F.
    Ernesto FajardoMarch 18, 2016
    I think this is what heaven looks like, all music in one place
  • Hakeem B.
    Hakeem BilalMarch 7, 2016
    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, 2016
    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, 2016
    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, 2016
    Follow the green line!
  • Nati O.
    Nati OviedoJanuary 1, 2016
    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!
    Upvoted Aug 18
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
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