Until another record store attaches a full café to their premises, Easy Street will probably always reign supreme as Seattle’s best record store. There’s nothing I’d rather do with a hangover than stumble into brunch, then walk two feet into a giant well-curated maze of music, and exit with a gut full of hash browns and coffee, and an arm full of new vinyl. This joint is also kind to local artists, prominently displaying new Northwest releases and hosting packed performances for musicians—most recently, for Seattle Weekly cover subject Mackned. 4559 California Ave. SW, 938-3279
First runner-up: Sonic Boom
Second runner-up: Everyday Music
Honorable mention: Wall of Sound, Bop Street
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