Cliff's is a Castro and San Francisco institution. A family-owned variety store where you can find everything from a tiara to a box of nails. The employees have extensive product knowledge and the service is amazing. It must be seen to be understood Cliff's is the coolest hardware store in the city. Hardware is somewhat misleading -- sure, they have nails and paint, but they also have toys, crayons, pepper grinders, holiday crap, and feather boas. The salespeople at Cliff's are the nicest and most knowledgable anywhere (especially compared to the Colma Home Depot, where a worker once grunted at me). Shop at Cliff's!!