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Waterloo Records

600-A North Lamar, Austin, TX 78703 (Downtown)
512-474-2500
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Ranked #5 of 59 Shopping in Austin
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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199 reviews 199 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

As a long time collector of music it was like a dream finally getting to go to Waterloo in Austin. When I first walked in I was overwhelmed at the selection of super music, hard to find items and local music. This is the place every music lover must visit once in their lifetime!!! Plan on spending a few hours... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

There are other record stores in the Austin area, but their selection of new records aren't as extensive as they are at Waterloo. Other stores mix it with more used items. While Waterloo may not be the best for used records, their selection of new records more than makes up for it. Not only that, but they have a large... More 

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Head over to Waterloo records and find all your favorite albums and then you might even catch an improtu show by your favorite artist. We saw Anthony Green and then saw him at his conconcert later that day. then head over to the "counter cafe". it's on the same side of the street and it's just a couple of yards... More 

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