The Best Music Store in the World
1855 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
+1 415 831 1200
Amoeba Records is the largest independent record store in the world, and certainly the most fun. Located in the pulsing heart of the Haight-Ashbury district, Amoeba houses every musical selection you could desire (and then some), no matter how obscure or hard to find it is. From recordings of Allen Ginsberg's spoken word, to Pakistani sacred Quwwali music, chances are, they have the recording you're looking for. Legend has it that the cavernous store was once a bowling alley before being converted into San Francisco's mecca of music. Amoeba's staff displays a frighteningly expansive knowledge of music trivia, along with multiple facial piercings. Amoeba is also a great place to people watch. Here, punk rockers brush up against conservative opera buffs as together they peruse 24,000 square feet of music. Amoeba buys and sells CDs, Vinyl, 45s, 78s, and DVDs from all genres.
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Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: You may have to search for a spot and walk a few blocks, but parking is available. Pay close attention to street signs!
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