Waterloo Records

Waterloo Records

600 N Lamar Blvd (at W 6th St), Austin, TX 78703, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
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We're an independent record store established in 1982.


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  • Jaysyn L.

    Top notch staff here. These guys know their stuff so don't hesitate to ask any questions. Hands down this is Austins best record shop.

    Jaysyn Longoria · May 17, 2010
  • Sony

    Taking a break from the live music to grab some vinyl? Check out Waterloo’s extensive collection and inquire about discounts. – Sony Music

    Sony · March 12, 2011
  • PreservationNation

    Waterloo, a music institution, takes its name from the city’s original name. Worth a trip, if only to remember what it feels like to walk into a legit record store. – Jason, our Homesick Austinite

    PreservationNation · September 16, 2010
  • Austin Chronicle

    Widely considered one of the finest indie record stores in the world, Waterloo boasts an impressive selection of music, knowledgeable staff, fun in-store performances, and much more. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · February 8, 2013
  • Austin American-Statesman

    The music store hosts frequent in-store performances of big name and up-and-coming musicians. Waterloo Records is a must destination during South by Southwest and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

    Austin American-Statesman · February 27, 2012
  • Do512

    Some of the best intimate shows have taken place here... and the complimentary beer for customers is just an added plus :) Delta Spirit playing here during SXSW - More info on do512.com

    Do512 · February 17, 2012
  • Universal Music Group

    Did you know that you can bring in a gift card from anywhere that sells music (Best Buy, Target) and exchange it for Waterloo merchandise & music? - Bridget, LA Marketing Rep

    Universal Music Group · May 26, 2011
  • Nate G.

    on Tuesday for a discount on vinyl.

    Nate Griffin · October 22, 2009
  • Ghostly International

    The used record side of the store is at least as big as the new part, if not bigger, and you can top this off with a great selection of shirts making this our top pick for Austin.

    Ghostly International · June 26, 2011
  • TOMS

    An Austin institution for independent music, walk over on a Tuesday to pick up some new vinyls and possibly catch a live in-store performance.

    TOMS · January 30, 2012
  • Matthew P.

    Classic Record / CD Store. Great in-store performances can be seen here.

    Matthew Presley · September 27, 2011
  • GQ Magazine

    Whether you're looking for a Top 40 jam or an EP from some ragamuffins on the outer ring of Pitchfork's radar, they've got you covered. Read more

    GQ Magazine · August 22, 2012
  • Erin B.

    Best Record Store! Support local businesses!

    Erin Bach · October 2, 2011
  • fr3dly

    Buy the new SPOON album. It's dope.

    fr3dly · January 23, 2010
  • ScioniQCity

    Raise your City iQ: Find one of Austin's legendary musical curators here, DJ Mel. Read more

    ScioniQCity · April 28, 2012
  • Green Label Sound

    The records in this store make your earlobes bleed ecstasy and sprinkle your brain with flashes of brilliance.

    Green Label Sound · March 9, 2011
  • Theresa N.

    They have a great eye and satisfying LP assorment. Read more

    Theresa Noyes · March 15, 2010
  • The Austin Grand Prix

    So you just enjoyed your *new favorite* Austin musician and want to take the memory home with you? This is the spot. Austin City Limits DVDs & local artists albums available too.

    The Austin Grand Prix · December 30, 2011
  • Scion Advisor

    Browse vinyl, pick up tickets to a local festival, and even come out with some new Kid Robot toys. We like the weekly listening parties with free pizza from Austin’s Pizza. Read more

    Scion Advisor · July 28, 2011
  • Russell M.

    Tip for the lady who brought her own tambourine - nobody else wants to hear it. Thanks.

    Russell McDowell · March 19, 2011
  • Social News Network

    Great selection of new and old vinyl. Prices Range depending on what you're looking for. Has received the "Best Record Store" award from the Austin Chronicle since its opening.

    Social News Network · December 3, 2013
  • Hunter H.

    Outstanding record store! Had all of the music I was in dire need of and also gave me a discount for checking in on Foursquare!

    Hunter Holm · June 7, 2013
  • CMJ

    Catch Waterloo's free parking lot shows, then go inside and buy a record or two. You know, keep the music business alive.

    CMJ · March 7, 2012
  • Miguel J.

    For the live performances on Sxsw don't be misguided if they're not performing outside, they perform inside too!

    Miguel Juarez · March 17, 2011
  • Gina S.

    My favorite record store in the country :)

    Gina Sigillito · January 11, 2011
  • R Brent L.

    Waterloo Records is the only store in town that sells cd's by that late-but-much-beloved band, The Lowelies. Read more

    R Brent Lyles · March 9, 2010
  • Tully

    Great records and cute gifts

    Tully · December 14, 2014
  • Josh G.

    Very cool if you're into vinyl records! It looks like they have a good lineup of bands come in as well.

    Josh Gammon · October 15, 2014
  • Joycott

    Get some tunes on Earth Day, and 5% of your total check goes to support eco-friendly causes.

    Joycott · April 16, 2014
  • James S.

    A great place to take a pedal cab from 4th and Lamar to buy the new Beyoncé album before they close for the night.

    James Saint-Clark · March 8, 2014
  • Matthew K.

    Parking is terrible when it's busy but still the best record store in Austin. Staff is always super helpful and they know their stuff!

    Matthew Kopriva · February 14, 2014
  • Social News Network

    This place is truly vintage. If you have a record player and are looking for records, Waterloo has a great selection of not only older artists, but modern music. It is heaven for hipsters.

    Social News Network · December 5, 2013
  • Megan P.

    Have so many live performances! Amazing people work there, Russel is a doll!

    Megan Plunkett · September 10, 2013
  • Jessica F.

    There is also a fabulous used movie section here where you can get DVDs for under $5, the same as renting elsewhere. The place just has a great feel to it that makes you want to stay all day long...

    Jessica Fradono · March 3, 2013
  • Kurt W.

    A 10% discount for "newbies"/ first checkin on regularly priced merch. Sweet deal! Also a great store to find items to suit any musical taste and an excellent selection of TX music.

    Kurt Weisenberger · December 4, 2012
  • Social N.

    One of the best record shops that I've been to; be sure to check out the local and new releases near the left entrance and also hit up the listening stations to listen to some new tunes.

    Social News Network · June 25, 2012
  • Anastasia X.

    I use to work here. This place knows its stuff.

    Anastasia X · June 14, 2012
  • Scott H.

    shop the back wall of the store for the employee picks. They pick some of the best local and regional titles.

    Scott Hueston · June 13, 2012
  •  Deon P.

    Best record Shop!

     Deon Parcon · April 18, 2012
  • Cindy L.

    support local businesses! they have quite a selection!

    Cindy Lo · March 19, 2012
  • Tetsuya M.

    Waterloo Records前でもライブが行われます。Howler、Jimmy Cliff、The Cult等々・・・全部FREE!!

    Tetsuya Mitsuishi · March 13, 2012
  • Kill Rock Stars

    While you're here, why not pick up Milagres "Glowing Mouth"?

    Kill Rock Stars · March 9, 2012
  • Felipe L.

    stop by and catch a free show, great prices on used vynil too, check out the .99 cent bin when they have t out

    Felipe Lobon · November 1, 2011
  • Jeremy R.

    Support Local Music. :-)

    Jeremy Reyes · October 30, 2011
  • Chris

    Good music and movies here..they still sell records here as well..one of my favorite spots in Austin...good spot when SXSW is going on..free entertainment..

    Chris · September 11, 2011
  • Michelle B.

    Always find fun and quirky gifts here.

    Michelle B · July 18, 2011
  • Alex B.

    Obviously they have a great selection of new and used music... But also check out the awesome movie selection. They have more Criterions for sale than anywhere in Austin.

    Alex Barfield · May 26, 2011
  • Derek W.

    Just got Decade of Aggression by Slayer for $8.99! War Ensemble!!!!

    Derek Welle · May 14, 2011
  • Chris O.

    This place is very dangerous to your bank account. You WILL spend a bunch of money here if you like music.

    Chris Oberst · March 27, 2011
  • Russell M.

    For the guy who brought his baby to see J Mascis at Waterloo - earplugs! Also, while she might like him in another 14 years or so, right now your baby doesn't give a shut about J Macsis.

    Russell McDowell · March 19, 2011

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