This neighborhood hardware store has a little bit of everything. Need to fix a crack in the wall? Put up shelves? sure. If you are doing any sort of large project or need anything really out of the ordinary this is not the place. Try discount Builders Supply on Mission and 13th. That place is huge. This is just for minor repairs.
Discount appliances indeed. The prices are great and you get delivery, installation and they will remove your old appliance if need be. The show room leaves something to be desired and the costumer service is not so hot. They know their stuff but they can keep you waiting. But the price is deinately right.
PROS: Great prices. Delivery.
This modenr art museum is right next to SFMOMA and makes a great alternative. It's cheaper. The art is more current and relevant. The beautiful losers exhibit was a wonderful exhibition of art with a DIY hip-hop style. Many exhibits are free and the openign parties are always a blast. Oh, and the gardens are gorgeous. Check this out.
The most important thing to know: The first Tuesday of every month is free, and you can't pass up a free museum. Of course it's also over run with field trips and visitors on that day. The regualr price of entry is a little expensive though. The permanent collection is pretty good (tons o' Lichtenstien), the building is great, but the real treat are the touring exhibitions.
Dare I say it? Yes, this may be the funnest place I have ever been. It's hands on science that would be great for kids, but everyone I've ever taken here has had a blast. Perfect for out of town visitors. Make sure to see the tactile dome. It's a pitch black maze you have to navigate through.
This place definitely is geared towards the sci-fi, horror end of things. It's quiet and easy to browse and right on Valencia street, so it's worth stopping in. However, if your tastes don't run in this direction you probably won't find much. However if you are looking for a dungeons and Dragons manual this could be the spot.
The staff here can be a little unhelpful if you don't know what exactly you want or aren't a die hard. For me it's just a hobbie and I felt a little out of place. They have all the right brands though, REAL, Spitfire etc. I've heard it is the best in the city, but maybe only if yoyu don't mind the attitude.
Okay, I know they are veternarians not therapists, but these guys seemed totally indifferent to the well being of our housecat. I was told I would reviece test results in the morning and they took four hours longer than expected. Some of the staff seemed quite nice, but we got stuck with a bad apple.
Sometimes I really hate antique stores. This place is a sure thing if you want a really nice 60's lamp or an old sign to spruce up your walls, but it will kill your wallet. Sure it saves you the time of sifting through junk shops and flea markets, but that's half the fun. There are a billion sawp meets in the bay area on Sundays. Check those out.
This store gets a lot of traffic and often times you have to wait in line a while when there is only one chashier. But you can score some good finds. Clothes? forget about it, it's really picked over. Furniture and electronics are good though. I've found stuff that would sell for 3 times as much at a retro antique place here.