Best Record Store: Easy Street

The people have spoken.

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

Read about the rest of the Best of Seattle Reader Poll winners here. If you didn’t get a chance to vote this go-round, make sure your voice is heard next year. Email us at and we will let you know when nominations open for BoS 2017.