The clothes are so cheaply made that you have to have them dry cleaned and, as I was told by a counter person, you should only wear them for the hours you need to 'be seen' in them. No lounging around the house in these $300 jeans. Only wear them at the club.
Great view of the destroyed spas from before the earthquake and a really fun penny arcade (though it costs more than a penny) on the lower level, full of old games from the 20s and 30s. The restaurant's food, however, is not worth the price.
You could climb around this place for hours, getting lost in all the back rooms and tiny side closets packed from floor to ceiling with used and new books all slammed in together. Best place to spend a rainy day.
These guys have a great reading list with all kinds of authors showing up from Lemony Snicket to Ann Rice. You won't be disappointed in their book selection. Sales tables have great prices on surprising titles.
The only full on gay book store in town should have some nicer people back in the office. Front counter people are nice enough and knowledgeable but watch out for anyone over the age of 45 who works there. Males with attitude. Also, if you show up after 9 at night (they don't close until midnight) prepare to be caught in the middle of a cruise fest.
Totally run by volunteers and no credit cards allowed, these guys have every zine you could want plus some hard to find punk novels. Anyone with an independent printing off the street can find a spot on the shelf and that's the way it should be.
This place has a decent selection of videos to choose from and are often in stock. Right in the core of the Mission, they are easy access by foot but good luck trying to find parking.
You will find no larger selection or a more eclectic and varied selection of videos. They have every foreign film you never heard of and the employees know more about movies than anyone really should.
It's not the biggest selection of videos that you've ever seen, but the variety and niche films that they do supply are worth spending a few months checking them out. Prices aren't too high and the guy behind the counter has some good suggestions.
There's not as much to choose from here as you might find in Amoeba but they will order anything they don't have in stock and you'll often find things you didn't know you wanted when you spend time looking around.