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Record stores in San Francisco: the best record shops to buy and resell vinyl records

Published by SwapRecords on 26/03/2021

San Francisco is known for its music, surf, atmosphere and bridge. Associated with the counterculture community of the 60s, the city became a place for political demands, youth creativity and arts development. Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, Journey, Santana, 4 Non Blondes all come from SF! If you are in town, you can have a look at this selection that SwapRecords wrote on the best record stores in San Francisco to buy and resell vinyl records.

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Originals Vinyl | San Francisco

Record store Originals Vinyl in San Francisco

Originals Vinyl sells, buys and trades quality used vinyl records. Located in Fillmore Street, this record shop with a retro style and nice plants inside also offers record cleaning - $2.50 per record - and de-warping services - $10 per record - which is quite convenient. We particularly like this store at SwapRecords and the vintage vibe of the place! They carry rock, jazz, soul, hip-hop, funk, blues and reggae but also some country and soundtracks.

Buy / resell vinyl records at Originals Vinyl - San Francisco

Originals Vinyl
701 Fillmore Street
San Francisco CA 94117
+1 415 660 8779
contact@originalsvinyl.com

Monday to Saturday 12pm-5pm; Sunday 12pm-6pm.


101 Music | San Francisco

Record store 101 Music in San Francisco

A legendary record store in San Francisco: 101 Music. Selling music and movies, as well as guitars and electric guitars, 101 Music is a must-do in SF to buy second-hand records. You can find a lot of stuff in there! But they don't have a website or a Facebook page, so just follow the address. Little tip: the basement has about 50,000 unsorted records. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at 101 Music - San Francisco

101 Music
1414 Grant Avenue
San Francisco CA 94133
+1 415 392 6369

Monday to Sunday 10am-7pm.


Tunnel Records | San Francisco

Record store Tunnel Records in San Francisco

Tunnel Records is a small boutique in Taraval Street, where you can buy, sell or trade records, and find beach goods! From the outside indeed it seems to be a beach shop - actually the beach is two blocks away - and many cool bars are around. Nice spot, great selection of rock, jazz and soul, operating since 2017.

Buy / resell vinyl records at Tunnel Records - San Francisco

Tunnel Records
3614A Taraval Street
San Francisco CA 94116
+1 415 702 6811

Monday to Sunday 12pm-6pm.


RS94109 | San Francisco

Record store RS94109 in San Francisco

RS like "record store" and 94109 like the postcode of the shop. Based in Larkin Street, RS94109 is a classic in SF to buy techno, house, electro and as they claim "all forms of extreme music". New and used vinyl records, and they also buy records from customers, so you can bring some of your collection. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at RS94109 - San Francisco

RS94109
835 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA 94109
+1 888 779 4109
contact@rs94109.com

Friday 2pm-8pm; Saturday 12pm-8pm; Sunday 12pm-7pm.


Amoeba Music | San Francisco

Record store Amoeba Music in San Francisco

Amoeba Music is present in LA and in SF. You will find a large catalog of references, in various formats: LPs, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, even books and posters, stickers... and turntables or vinyl care accessories! The full package for a vinyl lover. Last thing: Amoeba has another shop located in Berkeley, the first one that opened in 1990.

Buy / resell vinyl records at Amoeba Music - San Francisco

Amoeba Music
1855 Haight Street
San Francisco CA 94117
+1 415 831 1200
marketing@amoeba.com

Thursday to Sunday 11am-7pm.

Amoeba Music
2455 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley CA 94704
+1 510 549 1125
marketing@amoeba.com

Thursday to Sunday 11am-7pm.


Rooky Ricardo's | San Francisco

Record store Rooky Ricardo's in San Francisco

Rooky Ricardo's is a great place in SF and an address to keep in your notebook. With 30 years of experience trading records, this shop is pretty active and continues to sell soul, funk and rock vinyl records. Expect to find sounds from the 60s to nowadays. Only good music! 

Buy / resell vinyl records at Rooky Ricardo's - San Francisco

Rooky Ricardo's
419 Haight Street
San Francisco CA 94117
+1 415 864 7526
rookyricardosrecords@gmail.com

Monday to Sunday 12pm-6pm.


Thrillhouse Records | San Francisco

Record store Thrillhouse Records in San Francisco

Thrillhouse Records is a shop for punk and metal fans! The store front is rather clear on what you can find inside. Huge stock and great stuff at Thrillhouse, they know what they sell. If you are into this kind of music, it will quickly become your preferred shop in the city. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at Thrillhouse Records - San Francisco

Thrillhouse Records
3422 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94110
+1 415 826 0223
thrillhouserecords@gmail.com

Wednesday to Sunday 12pm-8pm.


1-2-3-4 Go! Records | San Francisco

Record store 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in San Francisco

1-2-3-4 Go! Records is a label and record store based in Oakland, selling punk, indie, hardcore, garage, classic rock, soul, jazz, R&B, hip-hop, country and even ska! Mostly dedicated to vinyl, this shop also has a small collection of tapes and CDs, but don't go there if you are specifically looking for these formats.

Buy / resell vinyl records at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records - San Francisco

1-2-3-4 Go! Records
424 40th Street
Oakland CA 94609
+1 510 985 0325
store@1234gorecords.com

Monday to Saturday 12pm-6pm; Sunday 12pm-8pm.


Stranded Records | San Francisco

Record store Stranded Records in San Francisco

Stranded Records is the retail arm of Superior Viaduct label and has three shops: in San Francisco, Oakland and New York City. New arrivals, top selling records, upcoming releases: Stranded Records proposes different sections and is particularly interesting for indie, rock and soul music. Books and merchandising products are available as well.

Buy / resell vinyl records at Stranded Records - San Francisco

Stranded Records SF
1055 Valencia Street
San Francisco CA 94110
+1 415 647 2272
info@strandedrecords.com

Monday to Sunday 12pm-6pm.

Stranded Records Oakland
14 Glen Avenue
Oakland CA 94111
+1 510 808 5505
info@strandedrecords.com

Monday to Sunday 12pm-6pm.


Grooves | San Francisco

Record store Grooves in San Francisco

"Inspiralled vinyl" at Grooves. LPs, cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, books, posters and suprinsingly... lunchboxes! So perfect if you want to have a short musical lunch break, to buy one or two records. The owner started 20 years ago and focuses on 60s rock and folk, 70s fusion, 50s jazz, classical, movie soundtracks and children music.

Buy / resell vinyl records at Grooves - San Francisco

Grooves
1797 Market Street
San Francisco CA 94103
+1 415 436 9933
begrooved@gmail.com

Monday to Sunday 12pm-7pm.


Vinyl Dreams | San Francisco

Record store Vinyl Dreams in San Francisco

Last shop of the tour, Vinyl Dreams! With a logo in a cloud, Vinyl Dreams wishes you sweet dreams in music. Pre-loved jams, house, disco, techno and even Balearic sounds there, with a great selection of new releases too. The shop also promotes local artists and labels in their racks. For sure, one of the best record shops in SF to find electro.

Buy / resell vinyl records at Vinyl Dreams - San Francisco

Vinyl Dreams
593 Haight Street
San Francisco CA 94117
+1 415 379 0974
vinyldreamsus@gmail.com

Monday and Tuesday 2pm-8pm; Wednesday to Saturday 1pm-8pm; Sunday 1pm-7pm.


Find our directory of the best record shops to buy and resell used vinyl records. SwapRecords selected the record stores of the biggest cities in the US to dig for vinyl records: buy, sell and exchange records near you!

 

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