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Amoeba Music

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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  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 19, 2011
    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST PLACE TO BUY VINYL
  • 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
  • Kjelle V.
    Kjelle VergauweJune 10, 2015
    So many options, so much to explore.... Bring your credit card and prepare to spend
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Joël F.
    Joël FranusicOctober 13, 2009
    Browse the used DVD's. There is always a gem or two in those shelves!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Ernesto F.
    Ernesto FajardoMarch 18, 2016
    I think this is what heaven looks like, all music in one place
  • Ann S.
    Ann SwellcityguideOctober 1, 2016
    Great music and the T shirts make great gifts.
  • Natalia K.
    Natalia KataokaNovember 4, 2016
    Had a great experience there. A lot to dig in and really friendly staff.
  • 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!
  • Cas L.
    Cas LemmensNovember 1, 2015
    Huge record store. Save a day for this shop if you like record hunting.
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DraczynskiOctober 14, 2012
    Go to an in-store show!
  • 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/
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RobinsonJune 2, 2015
    The selection of vinyl here is unbeatable. Very knowledgeable staff too.
  • Twinky L.
    Twinky LagdameoMarch 30, 2011
    Get the new Beatles in a Box lamps! Way cool.
  • Connor C.
    Connor ClarkeAugust 16, 2011
    Make sure to check out the free concerts and listening parties!
  • 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.
  • Geek&Hype
    Geek&HypeNovember 15, 2011
    Coolest place ever. Period.
  • 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
  • Jonny Y.
    Jonny YoungMay 15, 2016
    great stock on new records
  • Jill A.
    Jill AdelphiaFebruary 20, 2010
    There's always great finds in the used section.
  • 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.
  • Terri B.
    Terri BarmoreSeptember 29, 2014
    Every single thing!
  • hafeez r.
    hafeez rajiJuly 25, 2011
    Hands down the best music store second only to House of Guitars in Rochester, NY Read more
  • Claudia H.
    Claudia HTJune 10, 2012
    HAIGHT ST. FAIR.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonAugust 31, 2014
    Huge music selection, mostly classic rock but something from every genre.
  • Kill Rock Stars
    Kill Rock StarsMarch 9, 2012
    While you're here, why not pick up Milagres "Glowing Mouth"?
  • 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
  • Ellie B.
    Ellie BelterJune 25, 2016
    Eclectic connoisseurs and welcoming to boot!
  • 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.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BeggDecember 27, 2013
    Make sure you set aside enough time to browse.
  • Mara V.
    Mara VonJune 30, 2015
    Last of the known record stores in the country! I love this place!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LannonMarch 31, 2011
    Come see the frail play an in store at 6pm all ages at amoeba!! 3/31
  • Thomas O.
    Thomas OuttMay 21, 2014
    One of the few stores left that swell interesting genre films.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ken H.
    Ken HardestyFebruary 10, 2012
    Arrived early and beat the crowd
  • Ana G.
    Ana GOctober 7, 2014
    pretty much impossible to not leave with at least a couple of records...
  • 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.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin StandeferMarch 24, 2009
    Buy a <$2 discount record from an artist you have never heard of
  • LadieSoul
    LadieSoulMay 9, 2014
    Amoeba isn't just a record store!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BuJanuary 7, 2012
    Super cheap deals on imported CDs! Awesome place!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MorrisonAugust 1, 2010
    Pick up a Cab Calloway CD from the Jazz section.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonSeptember 1, 2014
    Awesome selection.
  • Wouter H.
    Wouter HeijkeSeptember 21, 2010
    Love to spend a couple of hours just browsing their vinyl
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