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Waterloo Records

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Address: 600-A North Lamar, Austin, TX 78703
Phone Number: 512-474-2500
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Activities: Shopping

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Best record store ever!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Rob_Madison_NJ
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Madison, NJ
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Madison, NJ
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137 reviews 137 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I travel a lot for work, and have enjoyed shopping in used CD shops across the country which now are sadly disappearing as people prefer downloading over buying CDs. While on the way to Whole Foods (just across the street) we stopped in here to check out the selection of new & used CDs. They had a wide variety of... More 

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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I enjoy visiting Waterloo Records. Lots of neat things for the music enthusiast, also tons of knick knacks that you can't find everywhere. I scored some mustache band-aids for my son and a magnetic word game for my husband. I also found a little recycled paper clutch for my loose change. Wide variety of vinyl's with decent prices. Added bonus... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Spent almost 2 hours and lots of $$$$$'s in here, as the selection of vinyl records was awesome. I usually spend lots more per vinyl on purchasing from UK, so had such a great time choosing, that i even came back fir more later in the day.

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Austin, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great selection of CDs and vinyl. Very knowledgeable staff. Some very famous stars have performed here. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in music.

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El Paso, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed shopping here- they had a great selection of more obscure movie titles that I found great- as well as newer blue ray disc exclusives. Some of the music seemed a bit pricey, but they had some great sales as well. I could spend a few hours here browsing.

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Edmonton, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Love to find a record store in each city I visit, so we were looking forward to visiting Waterloo Records. I particularly love vinyl, so I was a little disappointed when I walked in the door and saw CDs occupying most of the store. But once I started working my way through the used vinyl stacks, I really appreciated the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you want to get a local band's CD come to Waterloo. If you want a major label signed band's CD or a more obscure independent or foreign band's CD come to Waterloo. Or if you just want to experience some Austin culture come to Waterloo. Heck, you could even get an afternoon of Austin culture if you hit Whole... More 

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