157 locals recommend · Estimated price 1 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
They boast about being the nation’s largest independent used record store, and they live up to it—this flagship spot is staggering in size and scope. It can be intimidating for even veteran record buyers, but you go there enough times and you begin to master the layout. If you’ve never been, it’s worth the pilgrimage just to witness it. Parking in the area is terrible. Luckily, the store has a lot underneath and, unless you’re coming at prime time on Saturday afternoon, odds are you can find a space without a huge hassle.
Tips from locals
Recently moved since the 2020 closure. This is not the original historic Sunset Blvd. location.
Music fans head to this bustling shop for its huge selection of vinyl, video & CDs, plus live shows.
Probably the west coast's most fabulous record store. Fun visit even if you don't buy anything. Pay for parking.
Go here while they're still in business at this location. This world-famous record store is the BEST for records, cds, posters, and so much more. Two floors, free parking, free in-store shows by world-famous artists year round, solid used music section, shopped by everyone (celebs and non, alike!)…
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