Many would argue that there’s no better way to listen to music than spinning a classic record. There’s a much crisper sound, you can hold the iconic album art in your hands and there’s something to be said about the rush of spotting a rare find while you’re on the hunt.
Because vinyls are still a superior way of enjoying music, there are tons of stores in a city as big as Miami to get your retro fix, whether you’re looking for Marvin Gaye or a Radiohead disc. If you’re a vinyl collector or looking to start your collection today, support your local record stores by visiting one below:
1. Sweat Records, Little Haiti
This hip independent record shop carries the city’s widest selection of new and used vinyl from wall-to-wall. You can either sift through all their genres in person or check out their web shop before heading to the store. Sweat Records is also the place to find some really neat accessories, turntables, enamel pins, zines and much more. If you need another reason to stop by, they host everything from live in-store performances to movie ‘nites.’ Is there anything Sweat can’t do?
Find Sweat Records at 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
2. Technique Records, Miami Shores
With over 15,000 records, cassettes and CDs for sale, no matter what era and artist you’re on the hunt for, you’ll certainly find something at Technique Records to take home. Dig through their broad hand-picked selections and pick up a few gems. What makes them unique is that you’ll even find music production equipment and analog synthesizers, perfect for music-makers.
Find Technique Records at 880 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138
3. Yesterday And Today Records, Olympia Heights
An oldie but a goodie. Located on the second floor of a Bird Road shopping plaza, Yesterday And Today Records is South Florida’s oldest independently-owned record store and it’s a haven for first timers and seasoned audiophiles alike. With an overwhelming amount of LPs and 45s to choose from – we’re talking almost every genre imaginable – you’ll want to clear your schedule for the day because you’ll be digging here for a while.
Find Yesterday & Today Records at 9274 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165
4. Lucky Records, Wynwood
If you’re ever hanging at 1-800-Lucky, you may be surprised to come across this vast selection of records full of the latest releases and long-time favorites. This eclectic store fits right in with the vibes of the surrounding Wynwood neighborhood and is a great spot to uncover some new tunes or unearth a record you’ve been looking for.
Find Lucky Records at 143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
5. Museo Del Disco Records, Coral Terrace
Surrounded by warehouses, this hidden gem specializes in rare and hard-to-find LPs and CDs of all genres. Catering to any taste from rock to pop, reggae, jazz and Latin inside the red-and-white colored shop, Museo Del Disco promises you won’t leave empty handed!
Find Museo Del Disco at 1301 SW 70th Ave, Miami, FL 33144
6. Miami Record Fair, Wynwood
Unlike the other record shops on this list, this is a laid-back monthly event where you can dig through thousands of vintage records and enjoy drinks at Huacachina by the colorful shipping containers in Oasis Wynwood. It’s organized by Miami-based record label Terrestrial Funk and takes place the last Saturday of every month, from noon to 5 p.m.
Find Oasis Wynwood at 2335 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
7. Found Sound Records, North Miami
Tucked away in a strip mall, this quaint independently-owned record store is another hidden treasure. They have a mind-blowing assortment of new and older records to browse through and the reason why we love it in particular is the different music events they host like performances by DJs and other special guests.
Find Found Sound Records at 1654 NE 123rd St, Miami, FL 33181