Seattle Shopping: 5 Top Shops for Vinyl Music Lovers

Seattle is the county seat of King County and is the 15th largest city in the United States. Seattle was settled as early as 4,000 years ago, and is a city that is rich in culture and music. Rock legend Jimi Hendrix was born here, and Seattle also happens to be the home for bands such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Seattle shopping offers you the rare opportunity of finding vinyl records, things that you won't find in other places. BBonline recommends checking out these top shops that have a good collection of original vinyl records.

Silver Platters
705 Fifth Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 283-3472

Experience Seattle Shopping at its best at this amazing place! Silver Platters is one of the top music shops where you can get original, new and used vinyl records. Walk into the shop and expect to be amazed at the collection. Silver Platters is ideally located near your Seattle Bed and Breakfast. A visit to the shop will take up at least an hour of your time - time well spent. The store is open Monday 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Jive Time
3506 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle WA 98103
(206) 632-5483

Jive Time is another of Seattle's fine vinyl music shops. If you are looking for any particular record that is not available in other places, chances are that you will find it at Jive Time. The shop has a wide collection of vinyl records such as classic rock, disco, jazz, blues, country and much more. Jive Time is conveniently located near your Seattle Inn and is a good place to shop for those hard to find records. The store is open Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Easy Street Records
4559 California Avenue S.W., Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 938-3279

Easy Street Records is one of those places where you will not feel uncomfortable, like in many other record stores. Enjoy your Seattle shopping experience at this fine vinyl music shop. The racks are arranged well to allow easy browsing, and the shop is not stuffy, but airy and comfortable. Easy Street Records has a good collection of vinyl music records and also includes a nice café where you can enjoy breakfast or a snack. The store is open daily 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and accepts all major payment cards.

Bop Street Records
5219 Ballard Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 297-2232

Though not so 'bang' in plain view, this vinyl music shop is a great place to shop for all your favorite vinyl records. It's located in a warehouse and is virtually filled with thousands of vinyl records on its main floor and in its basement. If you're looking for something you were unable to find elsewhere, you'll be able to find it here. The shop is open Monday to Thursday 12 noon to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 12 midnight, and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Holy Cow Records
1501 Pike Place Suite 325
Seattle WA 98101
(206) 405-4200

Holy Cow Records is a small place located in the Pike Place Market area, and has a nice collection of vinyl records. The collection includes some good 45s and is reasonably priced. It also includes CDs and DVDs.