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5 Record Stores in Philadelphia to Check Out

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Hunting for new vinyl, used CD, or classic rock poster? We’re listing the five funkiest record stores in Philadelphia, where you can find all of these and more!

📷 Repo Records

Repo Records

Around since 1986, Repo has it all: soul, indie, rock, punk, jazz, hip-hop, you name it! Despite its smallish size, Repo has a huge selection and is known for always being on the lookout for more to add to its illustrious collection. They accept used CDs and records and offer both new and pre-owned to their customers. If you’re looking for somewhere truly retro and cool to shop for music on South Street, Repo is the record shop for you. 

Monday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Friday |  11:00am–8:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–7:00pm

📍 Location

506 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

📷 Brewerytown Beats

Brewerytown Beats

Brewerytown Beats, located in the heart of Brewerytown, is the ideal spot to find anything soul, hip-hop, or funk! While they do offer cassettes, records, and CDs of all genres, these three are their bread and butter. They offer a surprisingly large selection for being a small business, and we have to say, the music played over their speakers is enough to make you want to leave with ten records in your hands. 

Monday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Friday |  10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–5:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–5:00pm

📍 Location

1517 N Bailey St, Philadelphia, PA 19121

📷 MDC

Main Street Music

Probably the most indie store on this list, Main Street Music feels like you’re going through your dad’s killer record collection and loving what you see. The selection of old favorites and variety of retro bands supplies plenty for any classic rock fan, but we were pleasantly surprised by the number of contemporary artists as well! Mac Miller, SZA, and J. Cole line the walls right beside Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin, providing something for any music fan. 

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Friday |  11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍 Location

4444 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

📷 Philadelphia Record Exchange

Philadelphia Record Exchange

If you want to get lost in a vast, seemingly never-ending selection of old music, head over to Philadelphia Record Exchange! With the best selection of niche, impossible-to-find-elsewhere records, Philly Record Exchange has anything you could possibly want to find, with classic gems from The Who, Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, and more, all for extremely reasonable prices. Philly Record Exchange also accepts used records from customers, with a majority of their selection being pre-owned and pre-loved. 

Monday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Friday |  11:00am–8:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–8:00pm

📍 Location

1524 Frankford Ave in Fishtown , Philadelphia PA 19125

📷 Creep Records

Creep Records

Fun fact: Creep Records originally began as its own independent, indie record label, which it still is today! Creep literally has it all: music, clothing, their own label, and event venue for different artists both local and national. There’s so much to do and see at Creep; we even like to shop there for vintage band t-shirts! If you’re looking for a spot to sneak a small show from your favorite local musician, or cop a cool poster with your record, Creep is the perfect hole-in-the-wall store. 

Monday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Friday |  11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–7:00pm

📍 Location

1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Philadelphia has so much to offer in terms of music, and these five record stores are just the tip of the retro funky iceberg! We hope you love these small businesses as much as we do, and let us know what you think about all of these awesome shops! 

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @StuffToDoInPhilly!

Meg Croley

Meg Croley

Meg is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Philadelphia City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Philadelphia area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPhilly on Instagram and Facebook.

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