Where to shop for records in San Antonio

Whether you’re a newbie getting into vinyl collecting or an experienced audiophile looking to add to your collection, we’re here to get you in the groove at these seven record stores.

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Shop from a variety of music genres including tejano.

Photo by Del Bravo Record Shop

Is your turntable looking for its next needle drop? Look no further than the local vinyl shopping scene. Skip the eBay re-sellers and big box distributors and opt-in to something more vibrant and unique at these shops with their finger on the pulse of culture in San Antonio.

CD Sam, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd.
Shop from LPs, movie DVDs + BluRays, cassettes, and concert t-shirts.

Batcave Vinyl, 555 W. Bitters Rd.
Located next to Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar, this is your one stop shop for all things music formats, as well as clothing accessories, cards, stickers, and more.

Hogwild Records Tapes & CDs, 1824 N. Main Ave.
Nothing beats a classic checkered-print floor at this music store. Follow along their Facebook page for music history posts, in-store selections, and special announcements.

Del Bravo Record Shop, 554 Enrique Barrera Pkwy.
If you see a pastel yellow, red, and blue-colored building, then you’re in the right place. If you’re looking to add conjunto + tejano hits to your collection, you can shop a wide selection of oldies and modern hits alike.

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Check out the Daft Punk mural on the back of this record store.

Photo by @antwanrockamora

Southtown Vinyl, 1112 S. St Mary’s St.
Home to pop-up markets on the first Friday and Saturday of each month, this record store sells audio equipment that the staff are happy to recommend for your first time setup.

Friends of Sound Records, 700 Fredericksburg Rd.
Keep an eye on its social media for vinyl-spinning nights + live listening. Who knows, you may like what you hear and leave with a new record to add to your collection.

Pink Zeppelin Books & Records, 8373 Culebra Rd., #107
This alternative and punk-rock hub hosts live band performances from local artists as well as sells books, collectibles, and of course — vinyls.

With that being said — you are ready to add to your collection, but be sure to mark your calendar + prepare for Record Store Day on April 20, 2024.

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