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Waterloo Records

Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 600-A North Lamar, Austin, TX 78703
Phone Number: 512-474-2500
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One of the few terrific independent record stores left

Independent record (CD) stores have just about been wiped off the face of the planet by the internet, and what a shame. The folks that work here are incredibly knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Independent record (CD) stores have just about been wiped off the face of the planet by the internet, and what a shame. The folks that work here are incredibly knowledgeable and happy to share with you, the selection is remarkable in virtually every music category 9maybe not classical?), both in CDs, used CDs, and vinyl. A 20-minute walk form the... More 

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Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I didn't intend to spend any money here and walked out with three used CDs. This is one of those places I could spend hours in combing through the aisles of CDs.

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Thank Andrea A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

An all round top notch record store as there is something for everyone. I was looking for more used county selections but they do have the best selection of new vinyl.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There are not many places left in America like Waterloo records. There are a few places in Athens, GA and Nashville, a few in New York, Chicago, L.A., San Fran, and all share the same mojo as Waterloo - tons of old and new music in literally all formats, PLUS they have an entire movie section, to boot. Great staff,... More 

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Thank MadMaxCMD
Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great Store for CD's & Vinyl Also Great Small Venue I saw Willie Nelson there. You never know who will be there.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Awesome record store in Austin. Incredible selection, very helpful and friendly staff and generally a lot of music fans shopping here (which is great to see for the art and industry). Found a couple rare albums I was looking for and had a lot of fun checking out everything they had. Most record stores are gone now but this place... More 

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Louisiana
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lots of CDs, vinyl, music t-shirts, and other cool stuff. If you're really into music, this is the place for you. A little bit of everything here. Huge selection of music. If you find yourself in Austin, you may want to add Waterloo Records to your "to do" list.

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Madison, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved this place not hey hosted SXSW day party and artist CD signing and then we bought CDs of some new SXSW artists. Great selection of CDs, movies and vinyl and very helpful staff.

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Thank Rob_Madison_NJ
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Just a cool record store all tons of vinyl, CDs from all musical genres. Lots of tshirts. And some really great memorabilia on the walls!

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Thank Mts2cWNC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was just what a record shop should be, they have a huge variety, it's very organized. The staff is very nice and helpful, I wasn't able to get the album I wanted because they were out of stock but the employees offered to call me when they got them in again. I loved it and wish I lived... More 

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