Amoeba, the country’s largest independent record store, occupies what used to be a popular bowling alley and what now sells rare posters, videos, records, and used CDs at great prices. The Haight-Ashbury counter-culture mainstay also delivers the occasional live show starring such locals as Windsurf and Rodriguez, the artist behind the cult classic Cold Fact. Hint: Bookings can happen on short notice, so check listings.
1855 Haight St.
(415) 831-1200
www.amoeba.com