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Amoeba San Francisco

Record Shop, Music Store, and Hobby Shop
Haight Ashbury, San Francisco
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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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  • Kian L.
    Kian Lavi3 days ago
    🎧 downstairs, ☘️ upstairs
  • Jorge
    JorgeJune 28
    Not just records! There are vintage posters, t-shirts and an excellent selection of books. Plus there's a movie area!
  • Fikri F.
    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
    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!
  • 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
  • Corrie D.
    Corrie DavidsonAugust 12, 2013
    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.
  • Mark .
    Mark 🍔July 16, 2013
    found a great price on my vinyl, lots of sweet trinkets too
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayMay 24, 2013
    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.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyMay 14, 2013
    Head to San Francisco’s wing of the Amoeba Music empire for Mandala, a biweekly DJ series that shows off staff spinning skills.
  • DJ E.
    DJ EvokeJanuary 31, 2013
    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!
  • Maira M.
    Maira McDermottDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cuties in the punk vinyl section can get it.
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DraczynskiOctober 14, 2012
    Go to an in-store show!
  • Nicolas P.
    Nicolas PerezAugust 7, 2012
    The paradise for vinyls and cd collectors, I got tired finding cool stuff at the metal section! Really... I could live here!
  • Greater Sirens
    Greater SirensAugust 4, 2012
    Find our EP, For the Birds, under "Misc. G" in the Rock section!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 10, 2012
    They have a humongous shelf dedicated to Fillmore Auditorium concert posters. Give them a browse, you'll find a band/poster to love.
  • Alix B.
    Alix BloodworthJuly 7, 2012
    Great finds! A must see for any music lover.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyJune 13, 2012
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST RECORD STORE
  • Lia
    LiaJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Prepare to spend some serious time here.
  • Claudia H.
    Claudia HTJune 10, 2012
    HAIGHT ST. FAIR.
  • Claudia H.
    Claudia HTJune 4, 2012
    & mcDonald's w my BFF.
  • Kill Rock Stars
    Kill Rock StarsMarch 9, 2012
    While you're here, why not pick up Milagres "Glowing Mouth"?
  • Ken H.
    Ken HardestyFebruary 10, 2012
    Arrived early and beat the crowd
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BuFebruary 6, 2012
    Super deals on Japanese music!
  • Rohini J.
    Rohini JalanJanuary 7, 2012
    Brilliant collection of music under one giant roof.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BuJanuary 7, 2012
    Super cheap deals on imported CDs! Awesome place!
  • Mac
    MacDecember 11, 2011
    Always havin' free mini concerts
  • Geek&Hype
    Geek&HypeNovember 15, 2011
    Coolest place ever. Period.
  • kaleb a.
    kaleb askewNovember 5, 2011
    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.
  • Sha A.
    Sha AkbarSeptember 10, 2011
    what can i say. their the best! pretty much anything you want, they have it or will special order.
  • choochootheband
    choochoothebandAugust 18, 2011
    Not only biggest - but really the best record store we've even been to. Indie, Rock, Garage and Pop Heaven. Vinyl and CDs. Read more
  • Connor C.
    Connor ClarkeAugust 16, 2011
    Make sure to check out the free concerts and listening parties!
  • hafeez r.
    hafeez rajiJuly 25, 2011
    Hands down the best music store second only to House of Guitars in Rochester, NY Read more
  • Alex E.
    Alex EschbachJune 19, 2011
    Get sad because they don't have a ska section.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 19, 2011
    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST PLACE TO BUY VINYL
  • Brent M.
    Brent MMay 1, 2011
    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."
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LannonMarch 31, 2011
    Come see the frail play an in store at 6pm all ages at amoeba!! 3/31
  • Twinky L.
    Twinky LagdameoMarch 30, 2011
    Get the new Beatles in a Box lamps! Way cool.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 25, 2011
    Gigantic record store with a shocking number of used records, normally at a decent price. A record collector's first stop. And don't forget to ask for the rare singles behind the counter! Read more
  • Lorelei M.
    Lorelei MarquezJanuary 9, 2011
    Get their free 2011 calendar, coupons baby!
  • Josie M.
    Josie MorenoJanuary 4, 2011
    So much bigger then the Hollywood amoeba!
  • Shelly R.
    Shelly RaeDecember 26, 2010
    i always find a few cheap treasures every time i stop by<3 my ears thank you, amoeba.
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FoxDecember 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    AT&T service in here is terrible. If you’re trying to communicate with someone, text or call them from outside.
  • The National B.
    The National BandNovember 23, 2010
    Enjoy a free download of Terrible Love from The National here: http://ow.ly/3epC3 or click More Info Read more
  • kayla a.
    kayla andersonOctober 20, 2010
    Loving how they double wrap the vinyl now...and I found some great steals in the Rock Sale Vinyl bin.
  • Wouter H.
    Wouter HeijkeSeptember 21, 2010
    Love to spend a couple of hours just browsing their vinyl
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LawlerAugust 22, 2010
    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
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MorrisonAugust 1, 2010
    Pick up a Cab Calloway CD from the Jazz section.
  • Johnee E.
    Johnee EeJuly 27, 2010
    Great experimental animation section
  • Jill A.
    Jill AdelphiaFebruary 20, 2010
    There's always great finds in the used section.
  • Dimitri F.
    Dimitri FischlerJanuary 2, 2010
    Biggest cd, lp and dvd shop ever. Get in.
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田October 29, 2016
    A melhor, MELHOR mesmo, loja de discos que já fui! A quantidade é absurda! O atendimento é muito bom tbem!
  • Irene O.
    Irene OrianiOctober 3, 2016
    Tappa fissa per gli amanti della musica di ogni genere
  • Antoine R.
    Antoine RMSOctober 13, 2015
    Le plus grand disquaire de la ville mais aussi le plus touristique. Vous y trouverez beaucoup de veille référence et autant de nouveautés. Vend aussi beaucoup de produits dérivés (poster, mug...)
  • Martín H.
    Martín HunterJuly 28, 2015
    Creo que es la disquería más grande del mundo en la actualidad. Es como el MET: imposible recorrerla toda en un sólo día.
  • michele b.
    michele boccaliniJune 11, 2015
    Un paradiso per gli amanti della musica, si trova di tutto! Tappa obbligatoria a San francisco per dello shopping musicale
  • Natalia
    NataliaDecember 16, 2014
    A maior loja de vinis ever! Aqui você encontra raridades por 20 doletas.
  • Sergio M.
    Sergio MorenoNovember 5, 2014
    Gigante y Excelente disqueria. De todo, pero de todo. El paraíso!
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroAugust 21, 2014
    Pra viciado em música, esse é o lugar!
  • Alex U.
    Alex UrbanoFebruary 23, 2014
    Exelente! Hay mucho de donde escojer y economico
  • Yunuén V.
    Yunuén VelázquezJuly 27, 2013
    El paraíso de los melómanos. Si no quieres perder la cabeza y gastar de más recomiendo ir con su lista, como en el súper. Excelente lugar!
  • hayabusa b.
    hayabusa bzJune 23, 2012
    SanfranciscoのHaight Stにあるレコ屋Amoeba Musicは、アナログ、CD、ポスターと商品も充実してるし、色んなジャンルからのお客も充実。音楽好きには天国みたいなお店。
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