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***** Ashbury Tobacco Center is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 32 reviews!

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    I've been to the Ashbury Tobacco Center many times. Usually just to peruse but sometimes to buy. Friday I was here with a friend killing time and then we had an idea. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a nice piece of kit why not assemble something? Ideas began to flow through my head as we went through their selection of stems, bowls, and carbs. We ended up with a gigantic stem and equally intimidating bowl. Off to our next destination down the street to grab a bite we discussed options for our purchase. We realized that there was only one solution. A water pipe made from our Heinekin keg. Heinekin for the record is a beer from Amsterdam- the home of legal consumer ganja. Seemed like a perfect fit. Two hours later and a few broken Dremel bits we had ourself a massive device nicknamed the Fat Bastard. Their Mango Golden Wraps are also delicious.

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    Customer service is excellent! Caroline was a great help! This store is well stocked and ready for any needs you may have! Staff is thorough and willing to answer any questions. I would recomend this store to anyone!

  • *****

    Not a very big vaporizer selection, but the ones they have are priced competitively vs. prices you'll find online (mostly box/whip vaporizers with choice of steel or ceramic heating element). Nice thing was I found a small defect in mine and the owner exchanged it, even though it was used. Owner is nice and often defers to the judgment of his staff when making recommendations.

  • *****

    Huge selection of merchandise. Patient and friendly staff. Good selection of shisha pipes and flavored tobaccos. Sells Quick Fix synthetic urine. Odd selection of chess boards for some reason. Not rediculously overpriced, like so many of the head shops around.

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    i went in expecting to spend beaucoup bucks to feed my hookah addiction. being that i went in to buy my first hookah, i didn't know what i needed to buy. the staff here was EXTRA friendly. i forgot the name of the girl who helped me, but she helped me pick out the perfect hookah, hooked it up with some small accessories, and apparently, they have this deal going on where they give free shisha with any hookah! can't wait to go back here to get some different flavors of shisha!

    they even have a bar where you can smoke your brains out!

  • *****

    This is a great shop! The owner is super nice! I would definitely recommend this shop over any other shop on Haight!!!

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    This place is great good for all your needs w.e it is.... Went here for my first pipe, but parents rummaged through my stuff and it got thrown away *tear drop* came here for my second service is just as good. Staff here are pretty friendly and funny they know what they're talking about.

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    Went on my own tour of interesting places in the Upper Haight today..saw the Abner Phelps house, the Floyd Spreckels Mansion and some residences where Rock and Roll legends briefly dwelt. The Ashbury Tobacco Center occupies the bottom floor of the house Jimi Hendrix lived in back in 66 or 67..I thought to myself, 'how appropriate there's a 'head shop' here. There was an ulterior motive for going in. I'm trying to stop smoking and I ended up buying one of the electronic cigarette kits for $59.99! I'm excited as I was told by the very helpful employee that one cartridge equals about two packs of cigarettes! He showed me how to set it up and now I'm at home charging the battery component. Methinks I will gradually wean myself off American Spirits completely in a short while! The only drawback I can forsee is someone seeming me puffing on my electronic gadget and wanting to bum a cigarette. Not sure of the etiquette one should use in such a situation...hmmm..

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    My main place to stock up on shisha and hookah accessories on haight. They have the best prices and best selection and the people who work here a friendly and helpful.

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    I go here to buy hookahs, hookah accessories and hookah tobacco. The store owner is a nice guy and pretty knowledgeable, and he tries to actually help me out instead of having me spend extra money. Just this Sunday I went to get some tobacco I wanted to try (Starbuzz), but he told me that for what it is it's overpriced and I shouldn't buy it, instead I got something cheaper that is better.

    Nearly two years ago I bought a hookah from him for a friend and it's a fantastic item (Mya brand), about a year ago I received one as a gift (was purchased from the same store) and it's a fantastic product.

    Highly recommended.

  • *****

    F%$@ a Roor, this genius shop is one of the only places I've seen high quality custom glass on glass components for so low. Not to mention the staff is respectable, knowledgeable, and sincere.

    I love dropping in here to check on any new gear, or just to get off of Haight when the tourists are swarming.

    Selection: 5 stars
    Location: 4.5 stars
    Price: 5 stars
    Service: 4 stars
    Atmosphere; 4 stars
    Last impression: 4.5 stars

  • *****

    This past weekend I decided to take a big step in my smoking life and finally purchase my very own pipe. I was a little nervous walking into the shop but my friend was with me and she was very experienced and suggested the shop to me. The workers were very friendly and asked if we needed help and he suggested, what I think, the best first pipe anyone can buy. It's small, cool design, nice coolers and light. The gentlemen also threw a free lighter which I thought was sweet! Overall, great service, good prices for good pipes, and friendly people! Very recommended to and for everyone.

  • *****

    My FAVORITE tobacco shop in the city BY FAR. They have an incredible selection of everything: water pipes, accessories, papers, herbal/incense "blends" (though I've never tried it), lighters, and all smoking related items. They have a wide variety of replacement glass parts, so if your significant other knocks your bong off the coffee table one night, you can get the stem replaced. Their prices are also incredibly reasonable and their glassware looks like art.

    Oh, and I wanted to add that the guy working behind the counter with long hair and a strong jaw line...I want to jump your bones. ;)

  • *****

    Chris was very helpful! He spent time getting various shirts down for us. We didn't go in for the smoke shop, but rather the selection of tie dye tshirts and mugs. We would shop here again.

  • *****

    Solid selection of smoking related parphanalia. I picked up a friend a little souvenier, an obnoxious green pot leaf shaped ash tray that reads, "High from San Francisco". Funny thing when she opened the gift she, "Sweet. I've always wanted one, all my friends have one." Guess it isn't an original gift lol.

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    I usually end up purchasing all my glass pieces here. The customer service is usually reliable. My last visit left something to be desired though. The prices are fair and like every place that sells glass pipes and such - there are %50 off sales EVERY day. My most recent purchase was a beautiful pipe I can take on the go with me. I must have looked at every single one they had. It wasn't until I ASKED to get a suggestion that the person behind the counter started to help us out. Considering we were the only ones there, I thought that wasn't cool. But he was still friendly enough and finally steered us to the direction of something simple, easier to clean, and unique enough to show off. I love my new pipe. I bought my bong here a while back too. Time to upgrade though, so I will be browsing their selection a little more in the future.

  • *****

    Purchased my first Bong here.

    Great service +1star
    Great selection +1star
    Great prices +1star
    Nice/Clean looking store +1star
    Cute chicks working the register +1star

    You get it? The place is awesome and will satisfy most people's needs.

  • *****

    Came here on a whim. The person helping us was really chill, helpful, and funny. They have some pretty nifty instruments for a range of prices, which is good for all budgets. I would definitely recommend this store.

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    Every time I travel to San Francisco, I have to get a glass piece at ATC. I picked up a glass steam roller with a mushroom inside years ago, and it's still going strong. Great prices too! Never had any issues here.

  • *****

    They ALWAYS have what I'm looking for and their staff is super friendly and helpful! Plus their prices are very reasonable for the quality of product they sale. I would say they are the best smoke shop on Haight, hands down! I LOVE this place!!!

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    This is the best one.

    I'll fight you if you don't believe me.

    Regardless, it's cheap. I've gotten more here for half-the-price of elsewhere. They have the biggest selection of papers I've ever seen. The staff has always been super-friendly with me....and there are some touristy objects near the doors. (It IS a few steps from the intersection of Haight-Ashbury, after all.)

    And, of course, there's the historical factor. Jimi Hendrix used to live just upstairs.

    They've remodeled recently...there's now a hookah lounge downstairs. I'll have to get back to you on that ;)

  • *****

    I was amazed by the selection of pipes they had in this store as I walked in. They have vaporizers here if you truly want to go the healthiest route. I wondered towards the back as I wanted to check out their water pipe selection. Danny helped me out and answered all my newbie questions about using a water pipe. I told him what I was looking for and luckily they had Roor water pipes there for half off! That's a deal. I always look for good customer service everywhere I go and it's tough to find it at a smoke shop. Not over here. I'd gladly recommend this place to others.

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    I've been going here for about five years, and the people here are really friendly. They're open pretty late for a smoke shop.

    They have a really good variety of pieces, papers, tobacco, whatever. Their hookah collection is alright. And they're one of two shops on Haight that has RooR.

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    A cool head shop plenty to look at.

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    They always have discounts! I don't see why people on yelp say their stuff is expensive. All of the name brand glass is usually 30% off. They always leave me happy and this is definitely my go to smoke shop. It's not expensive at all, one $ sign and 5 stars!

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    I don't smoke, but my son does. He was very impressed with their selection of pipes. Very nice and organized store. Best shop in Haight-Ashbury by far!

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    The folks that work here are very nice and super helpful. If you are a pot head then this is your kinda place. Lots of smoke accessories and products. Also they have some. On pot related souvenirs. My hubby and I got a couple of posters for the wall to remember out visit to the awesome Haight Ashbury neighborhood. Love it over here. Just the right amount of grunge and the second hand stores, and I'm into the 70's nostalgia. This is the place!

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    Got some great shit from the store and the clerks were really friendly and helpful. Plus Jimi Hendrix used to live there!!! Best place to go if you're into those things.

    P.S. In the middle of the hippie neighborhood. Go there after 3pm if you wanna feel the vibe entirely when all of the hippies wake up and gather on the street.

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    While your there picking up your smoking essentials make sure to check out the awesome artwork in the back smoking area- Done by John Flores and featuring the Beatles, Jerry Garcia, Janice Joplin, Bob Marley, Joni Hendrix and more!

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    I came here to buy a vaporizer and the staff were friendly friendly and helpful. The manager helped me a lot by showing me how to use the vape and how to look after it and I felt very well taken care of. There is a real impressive amount of pipes and all kinds of varieties of smoke stuff I would highly recommend this shop.

  • *****

    Hi,

    I've come here a few times, and every time I am greeted by staff on both levels with smiles. Walking into a smoke shop can often times be intimidating with all of the breakables, devices you may have never tried before, and just the taboo of it all. When I walked in for the first time I was immediately put at ease, truly just a great shop with a lot of options for your smoking needs.

    I've purchased a few pipes here and a cleanse. All have worked and am truly satisfied with my purchases. I even called the other week for a question about my cleanse, and they were happy to help!

    Thanks Ladies and Gents of Ashbury Tobacco Center!

    Best,

    @Your_Humble_Foodie

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    I loved the massive inventory they have: Hookah, bongs, pipes, tobacco, and decorative items. Three floors of browsing. I particularly like the deals the have on hookah and the build ur own hookah section