Everyday we select for you three record stores from around the world. Our growing online community makes this possible. In this list you will find the best record stores in Chicago submitted by our friends.

Explore it and tell us if you think there is any record store missing. Let us know in the comments.

Dusty Groove

Dusty Groove
Dusty Groove

Soul, jazz, funk, Brazil, Latin and hip hop on CDs, LPs and 45s. Everything on the Dusty Groove online record store is available for sale at their Chicago record store — and all at the same low prices they offer online. You can browse, hold, and handle any of the vinyl records, LPs, CDs, and other items well sell, with the same huge depth of selection you’ll find from their online record store.

Reckless Records

Reckless Records Chicago
Reckless Records Chicago

A legend in Chicago since 1989. They have two more locations nearby. Massive stores. They buy, sell & trade CDs, LPs, 45’s, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Videogames, Videos, music books and more.




Logan Hardware Records

Logan Hardware Records

Logan Hardware Records is Logan Square’s classic record store and vintage arcade museum. With their backgrounds in music and a love for classic pinball and video games, it felt natural to combine the two. They had the perfect space for it. Since in January 2010.

Dave’s Records

“The sign on the door says it all- NO CD’s!! Never had ‘em!! Never Will!! Dave’s is totally devoted to vinyl. They have all speeds (33,45,even 78) all formats (7”, 10”, 12” single, EP , LP) all styles (rock, jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, house, disco, reggae, blues, folk, country, vocal, soundtracks, showtunes, classical, indie/alternative and every sub-genre you can imagine). If it’s on vinyl, it’s here now or it’s passed through their doors and in to someone’s crate. On any given day, there are at least 40,000 titles to choose from. Every day new titles freshen the racks. ”

Laurie’s Planet of Sound

The #1 Record Store in Chicago, as voted by the Chicago Reader readers in 2017. For nineties lovers.

Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles

“Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles is your one-stop shop for all the necessities that no one really needs! New and used vinyl and cassettes, vintage movie posters, 80s/90s toys, and all kinds of pop culture ephemera! Plus everything you need to tell the world exactly how you feel – questionable t-shirts, obnoxious buttons, and offensive patches. Always buying or trading quality goods!”

Gramaphone Records

Gramaphone Records
Gramaphone Records

Since 1969. Specializing in dance music: House, Techno, Hip Hop, D&B, Disco, etc…

Beverly Records

Beverly Records
Beverly Records

“Beverly Rare Records has been Chicago’s Hidden Gem since 1967. Discover a world of rare vinyl to add to your collection.” They “have over one million LPs, 45s, and cassettes! Get lost uncovering your favorite artists and learn about new ones”.




Record Breakers

They’ve got a massive collection of punk, hardcore, ska, psychobilly, metal and classic rock CD’s, vinyl and 7″.

Shuga Records

Shuga Records
Shuga Records

Browse all the latest releases from today’s top Rock, Punk, Indie, Electronic, EDM, Shoegaze, Psychedelic, Noise, Metal, Rap and Neo Soul artists.



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