March 18, 2020

The Best Shops to Find Vinyl Records in San Antonio

Vinyl has been back for a while now, and there’s no shortage of retailers in San Antonio offering to put the latest hot releases in your hands — or to let you scour their crates looking for obscurities, rarities and highly collectable nuggets. Here’s a listing of places where you can bulk up your vinyl collection or even start a new one.
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Friends Of Sound Records
700 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 971-8044, facebook.com/friendsofsoundrecords
A favorite for local music junkies, this Fredericksburg Road shop is a dependable stop for vinyl. Here you’ll be able to find older, hard-to-find records as well as newer albums. If you want a varying selection, you’ll be a happy shopper here. So go on, get to listening.
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Friends Of Sound Records
700 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 971-8044, facebook.com/friendsofsoundrecords
A favorite for local music junkies, this Fredericksburg Road shop is a dependable stop for vinyl. Here you’ll be able to find older, hard-to-find records as well as newer albums. If you want a varying selection, you’ll be a happy shopper here. So go on, get to listening.
Photo via Instagram / geneviedanielle
Half Price Books
Multiple locations, hpb.com
With stores all across the Alamo City, this Texas-based chain makes it easy to find vinyls. HPB lets you score newer selections unwanted by previous owners, as well as special, older finds that you should consider yourself lucky to get your hands on. And with so many genres up for grabs here, we have no doubt that you’ll become a regular shopper here in no time.
Photo via Instagram / sad.corndog
Half Price Books
Multiple locations, hpb.com
With stores all across the Alamo City, this Texas-based chain makes it easy to find vinyls. HPB lets you score newer selections unwanted by previous owners, as well as special, older finds that you should consider yourself lucky to get your hands on. And with so many genres up for grabs here, we have no doubt that you’ll become a regular shopper here in no time.
Photo via Instagram / sad.corndog
Nine Lives Books
4907 Northwest Loop 410 #102, (210) 647-5656, ninelivesbooks.com
Books aren’t the only products up for grabs here, Nine Lives also has a respectable selection of records. Don’t expect to find a robust catalog of newer albums here though, it’s all about vintage finds at this laidback shop. You may even be surprised at what you come across.
Photo via Instagram / aeplt5
Nine Lives Books
4907 Northwest Loop 410 #102, (210) 647-5656, ninelivesbooks.com
Books aren’t the only products up for grabs here, Nine Lives also has a respectable selection of records. Don’t expect to find a robust catalog of newer albums here though, it’s all about vintage finds at this laidback shop. You may even be surprised at what you come across.
Photo via Instagram / aeplt5
Alamo Records & Sheet Music
125 Broadway St, (210) 212-4200, alamo-records-sheet-music.business.site
In the heart of downtown, you’ll find this hidden gem of a storefront. The shop is straight up filled with loads of vinyls — so many you’ll have to squeeze through the rows of records. Trust us when we say that you’ll have lots of fun searching through the selections for just the treasure finds you’ll love.
Photo via Instagram / francois_vinyl_records
Alamo Records & Sheet Music
125 Broadway St, (210) 212-4200, alamo-records-sheet-music.business.site
In the heart of downtown, you’ll find this hidden gem of a storefront. The shop is straight up filled with loads of vinyls — so many you’ll have to squeeze through the rows of records. Trust us when we say that you’ll have lots of fun searching through the selections for just the treasure finds you’ll love.
Photo via Instagram / francois_vinyl_records
Janie’s Record Shop
1012 Bandera Road, (210) 735-2070, facebook.com/janiesrecordshop4
With lots of autographed photos on the wall, you can believe that Janie’s Record Shop is a legit go-to for all things music — including vinyl records. The West Side mainstay is family-owned and focuses on Tejano albums. Even if the genre isn’t your favorite, a careful search through the selections here will always have you leaving with some solid finds.
Photo via Instagram / greggonzalezmusic
Janie’s Record Shop
1012 Bandera Road, (210) 735-2070, facebook.com/janiesrecordshop4
With lots of autographed photos on the wall, you can believe that Janie’s Record Shop is a legit go-to for all things music — including vinyl records. The West Side mainstay is family-owned and focuses on Tejano albums. Even if the genre isn’t your favorite, a careful search through the selections here will always have you leaving with some solid finds.
Photo via Instagram / greggonzalezmusic
Del Bravo Record Shop
554 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, (210) 432-8351, facebook.com/delbravo.recordshop
Over in SA’s West Side, you’ll discover this longtime record shop, a mom-and-pop operation since 1966. If you’re already in the secret, then you’ll know that Del Bravo keeps it real with lots of vinyl selections across English and Spanish music genres.
Photo via Instagram / lejessica
Del Bravo Record Shop
554 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, (210) 432-8351, facebook.com/delbravo.recordshop
Over in SA’s West Side, you’ll discover this longtime record shop, a mom-and-pop operation since 1966. If you’re already in the secret, then you’ll know that Del Bravo keeps it real with lots of vinyl selections across English and Spanish music genres.
Photo via Instagram / lejessica
Hogwild Records Tapes & CD's
1824 N Main Ave, (210) 733-5354, facebook.com/hogwildrecords
Known as a dependable spot for hard-to-find records (as well as new releases), Hogwild Records is popular for a reason. If you’ve yet to visit this Main Avenue favorite, you’ll be in a lots of future visits here — and we’re sure you’ll stumble upon some great finds each time.
Photo via Instagram / brookeadickes
Hogwild Records Tapes & CD's
1824 N Main Ave, (210) 733-5354, facebook.com/hogwildrecords
Known as a dependable spot for hard-to-find records (as well as new releases), Hogwild Records is popular for a reason. If you’ve yet to visit this Main Avenue favorite, you’ll be in a lots of future visits here — and we’re sure you’ll stumble upon some great finds each time.
Photo via Instagram / brookeadickes
Music Connection
7121 W US Hwy 90 #140, (210) 673-2850, musicconnectionsanantonio.com
If you prefer jamming out to tunes played on vinyls, you’ll fit right in at Music Connection. Hidden in a strip mall, this shop opened in 1982 as Record Connection. In its decades of serving local music lovers, MC has remained a constant for music junkies to buy and trade records.
Photo via Instagram / francois_vinyl_records
Music Connection
7121 W US Hwy 90 #140, (210) 673-2850, musicconnectionsanantonio.com
If you prefer jamming out to tunes played on vinyls, you’ll fit right in at Music Connection. Hidden in a strip mall, this shop opened in 1982 as Record Connection. In its decades of serving local music lovers, MC has remained a constant for music junkies to buy and trade records.
Photo via Instagram / francois_vinyl_records
Imagine Books and Records
8373 Culebra Road, (210) 239-7380, imaginebookstexas.com
Though it’s also a bookstore, Imagine gives off major music vibes, going as far as hosting live music events on a weekly basis. Offering old-school vibes, you’ll be able to score hard-to-find vinyl records that will totally complete your collection — or get it started.
Photo via Instagram / imaginebooksandrecords
Imagine Books and Records
8373 Culebra Road, (210) 239-7380, imaginebookstexas.com
Though it’s also a bookstore, Imagine gives off major music vibes, going as far as hosting live music events on a weekly basis. Offering old-school vibes, you’ll be able to score hard-to-find vinyl records that will totally complete your collection — or get it started.
Photo via Instagram / imaginebooksandrecords
Flip Side Record Parlor
840 SW Military Dr, (210) 923-7811, facebook.com/flipsiderecordparlor
Known for serving the South Side for decades and decades, Flip Side is all about community. The local joint is all about records and music in general. Here you’ll find hundreds of record options, plus music posters to match.
Photo via Instagram / alexxgramirez
Flip Side Record Parlor
840 SW Military Dr, (210) 923-7811, facebook.com/flipsiderecordparlor
Known for serving the South Side for decades and decades, Flip Side is all about community. The local joint is all about records and music in general. Here you’ll find hundreds of record options, plus music posters to match.
Photo via Instagram / alexxgramirez