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A Guide to Tampa Bay’s Best Record Stores

Where to Find the Best Music: 3 Top Record Stores in Tampa

If music is your passion and you still prefer to listen to vinyl, you are probably looking for amazing record stores in the area. We've found some of the best places to hunt down unique music and vintage records near our apartments in Tampa

Sound Exchange

Sound Exchange prides its two locations as being the only full-service record store in Tampa Bay. They offer a little bit of everything for you to explore. In addition to music and vintage stereo equipment, you can also find movies, video games, books, and collectible figures. Since they buy and trade, you can often find out-of-print and unusual treasures. Sound Exchange offers turntable repair services and repairs for equipment purchased from them. 


Microgroove is an independent record store in the historic Seminole Heights neighborhood. They consider themselves without genre, and the store is filled with new and used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and more. Microgroove is a strong supporter of the local music scene and carries a wide variety of local and regional releases. They are also the homebase for the local record label New Granada Records. Gift certificates are available as well. 

Steelworker Records

Steelworker Records is a hip, local record store in Tampa Bay that features rare and underground music. You can find new and used vinyl, CDs, and tapes. If you really want to try something new and unexpected, you can choose their "We Pick 'Em Gift Box," and the staff will choose records based on your musical taste. 

We can also recommend the best local bookstores if you are looking for more great indie stores. After a day exploring Tampa's gems you can unwind in your luxurious apartment, so contact us to learn more about our dynamic Tampa Bay community.