In the age of streaming platforms, there’s really nothing like getting your hands on a vinyl record. It’s a physical representation an artist’s work and tracking down limited releases and pressings is a beautiful reminder of analog claiming its place in a digital world. For music enthusiasts in Miami, there are a variety of ways to take a dive into records, from retail to listening, here’s a quick look into Miami’s vinyl scene:
New to Wynwood, Dante’s HiFi is Miami’s first listening bar and a special place for music lovers. Grab a drink and and enjoy a curated experience of sound. Inspired by similar concepts in Japan, this is not your typical Miami bar as education takes a front seat. As you embark on your musical journey, you’ll also learn more about what you’re listening to for a well-rounded stay. A smaller venue with a speakeasy feel, you’ll want to grab a reservation here.
Address: 526 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127
Looking to meet fellow record fans? Vinyl Social Club is your answer. A traveling vinyl party, you can find founder Danielle Hartless all over Miami. In an effort to create a collective of music lovers, Vinyl Social Club is where you can try your hand at spinning. Bring your own records and strut your stuff on the turntable. Learn more here.
Since 2005, Sweat Records has been catering to Miami’s music scene. An institution, they are a community gathering space known for consistent events for all ages. Born out of their shop and space, they even have their own label, Sweat Records Records. Get shopping here.
Address: 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Technique Records is well known around town for digging because most of their stock are used, original pressing records with focus on more obscure music. And to top it, the shop is also home to Wish You Were Gear which is a gear shop that focuses on synths, drum machines and the exploration of new sounds. Get to know Technique Records here.
Address: 880 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138
Don’t let the name fool you, yes Museo Del Disco has an impeccable selection of Latin vinyl, but it is also home to an extensive collection of records that spans all genres. You’re bound to find exactly what you’re looking for here.
Address: 1301 SW 70th Ave, Miami, FL 33144
Yesterday and Today is South Florida’s oldest independent record store celebrating over 40 years. Consistency in their curation is what keeps folks coming back year after year to this Miami mainstay. Make sure you carve out time in your day to make your way through their inventory. Check them out here.
Address: 9274 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165
This mini-mall of sorts carries a variety of collectables all under one roof and with “Records” in its name, it doesn’t disappoint. Head this Coral Gables spot for its intentional inventory of music. Get to know more here.
Address: 277 Miracle Mile Upstairs, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Small but mighty, Lucky Records is 600 square feet of music that serves as a welcome to Wynwood’s 1-800-Lucky food hall. When in Wynwood drop by to see what’s new on their shelves. Learn more here.
Address: 143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
Whether you’ve been collecting vinyl for a while or are new to the venture, Found Sound Records is a great place to get your fill. This newer North Miami gem aims to make you come, listen, and feel at home while you shop.
Address: 1654 NE 123rd St, Miami, FL 33181
Cover photo by Chris Hill for Technique Records