Exploring Chicago's Top Record Stores All Music Lovers Need to Check Out

Posted by Leo Clark. on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 4:54pm.

In a city as large as Chicago, there’s hardly a shortage of just about anything you happen to be looking for, and when it comes to music, the Windy City is among the best places to find those ancient hidden-treasures we like to call vinyl records.

True music enthusiasts will argue there’s nothing quite like the sound of vinyl and whether it’s the collectability of record albums, the habitual act of pulling out a giant disc encoded with all your favorite music, or the fact that you simply do prefer the sound of vinyl albums over today’s technology, Chicago certainly has its fair share of local record stores that are sure to have those hidden music gems others may have long-forgotten about. So if you’re a music lover at heart and are looking for some of the best places to find vinyl, try visiting some of the best Chicago record shops, which we’ve conveniently listed below:

Joyride Records

1914 W. Chicago Avenue
(773) 278-1744


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Laurie’s Planet of Sound

4639 N. Lincoln Avenue
(773) 271-3569



5054 N. Clark Street
(773) 880-7420


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Dusty Groove America

1120 N. Ashland Avenue
(773) 342-5800


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Reckless Records

1532 N. Milwaukee
(773) 235-3727  


Dave’s Records

2604 N. Clark Street
(773) 929-6325


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