Are you a vinyl head, or someone who just loves exploring and supporting local record stores? You’re living in the right town because Philly knows and loves good music. After all, so many great acts got their start here. (For more on that, read the next segment!)
Here are the best stores in Philly to revel in the magic of music:
This store holds an impressive collection of new and used vinyl records. If you’re a classic rock fan, this is the spot for you. They’ve also got band shirts, patches, posters, and other accessories to help you rock out in full gear.
506 South St.
This is the spot to hit up for the best funk, soul, and hip-hop collection. Owner Mac Ochester previously spent years selling his catalog online and bought the extensive collection of the late Bruce Cornell Webb, owner of the iconic Webb’s Department Store on Ridge Avenue, one of the city’s few Black-owned record shops.
1517 N. Bailey St.
Hit up this record store and smoke shop to explore punk and counterculture records, attend events, stock up on apparel, and more. Sign up for their newsletter to find out when they’ll open their third location in Port Richmond.
606-608 N 2nd St.
If you’re building up your collection, you’ll want to hit up this well-stocked record store. You’ll find box sets and a great selection of new releases and used vinyl.
4444 Main St.
This South Philly spot has more than just records, from graphic novels to home goods, VHS tapes, games, and clothing, there’s something for everyone here.
1502 E Passyunk Ave.
🗺️ And because you’re such a pal, I’ve made you a Google Map of Philly’s best record stores so you can save it to your phone the next time you’re record-store hopping!