Located beside Golden Gate Park in the hip Haight-Ashbury district, Amoeba Music is a vast sanctum for audiophiles of all genres. Occupying a former bowling alley, it houses a staggeringly diverse collection of over 100,000 CDs, cassette tapes – even ever-fashionable and sought-after vinyl.
Amoeba SF specializes in rock, hip-hop, electronica, and jazz, with due respect for music that is contemporary and relevant as well as enduring. Lose yourself in endless rows of paraphernalia until you find something you love, or take their sound advice at listening stations throughout the store.
The store has been touted as the "Best Record Store in the Country" by the San Francisco Chronicle every year from 2001 to 2005. But, let's not sell Amoeba short: a substantial collection of 30,000 new and previously owned DVDs, VHS, even laserdiscs is also available for your perusal. With a compendium of titles as varied as its musical reserve, this store-within-a-store carries a huge selection. Whether you seek independent films, imports, cult cinema, or rock films and concerts, Amoeba is the place to find your niche. The store also hosts live music. Its free gigs add a certain je ne sais quois to the store's ambiance, as well as introducing new and established live acts.
- Monday through Saturday: 10:30am to 10pm
- Sunday: 11am to 9pm
- Metro Stop:
- Muni bus 7, 71
- Muni train N: exit at Carl & Stanyan
- Location: 1855 Haight St., San Francisco, CA
- Phone: 415-831-1200
- Website: www.amoeba.com