Your doggo is an avid audiophile—his awoos are always on pitch. And while Fido’s howls are obvi the only music you really need, he’s been lookin’ for some new tunes to raise the woof to. We gotchu puppo! We sniffed out 6 dog-friendly Seattle record stores for your music-lovin’ mutt.
P.S. Our Patio Leash™ is the pawfect length to keep pup close when out and about.
1. Easy Street Records
This independent record shop is the ultimutt in one-stop music shoppin’. Easy Street Records opened in 1988 and has it all from new and used CDs to LPs, DVDs, books, branded merch, and more. Heck, they’ll even buy your old vinyl. In 2018, this Seattle music staple made it on Rolling Stone’s list of “Best Record Stores in the USA.” Well, hot dog! Hoomans rave over the noms served at Easy Street Records Cafe, but no pups are allowed on the cafe side of the shop.
Pssst: Strike a pose in front of the regularly updated murals outside!
2. Light in the Attic Record Shop
Pup has been Googlin’ dog-friendly record stores near you a lot lately. Help fluff sniff out a shop with more than just what’s currently trending. Light in the Attic Record Shop is a music label with its own record shop that locals consider a hidden gem for finding music by local bands, Seattle classics, and interesting international LPs. Though it’s a small collection, there’s somethin’ for everypuppy. Think they’ve got any trom-bone music?
3. Spin Cycle
In 2011, a Seattle vinyl collector turned his collection into a record store. Now Spin Cycle is open to you and your mini music critic, selling used vinyl, select new LPs, gaming consoles and games, cheap cassettes, and a Mastiff supply of DVDs. Gotta sell some records to make room for pup’s budding collection? Spin Cycle offers the highest prices for used music in town. Rover’s curious if they’ve got any Muttley Crew—should prob head over to investigate!
4. Silver Platters
Founded in 1985, Silver Platters is a local, independent music shop with the largest selection of CDs, LPs, DVDs, and Blu-rays in the Northwest. Puppo is welcome at all of Silver Platters’ three locations (SoDo, Lynnwood, and Bellevue). Pup’s been diggin’ for Bark Side of the Moon, and she thinks she’s come to the right spot.
5. Sonic Boom Records
Founded in 1977, Sonic Boom Records started as a passion project to become Seattle’s source for independent music. And then, in 1998, an in-store performance by Death Cab for Cutie put them on the Northwest indie-rock map. Yap about the big time! Buddy has sniffed all over the indie-rock map and can confirm the belly rubs at Sonic Boom rock.
6. Sub Pop on 7th
Sometimes pupper wants to lean into the exclusive music scene. Enter Seattle’s Sub Pop on 7th, a tightly curated shop exclusively selling Sub Pop LPs, Hardly Art LPs, branded merch, and knick-knacks. Your pup-town grrrl is excited to snag records by her fave artists like Father John Misty, Iron & Wine, and Orville Peck. Fifi’s gonna be beggin’ to lay down some tracks after visiting such a heckin’ inspiring place.
What’s your doggo’s fave Seattle record store? Woof at us in the comments and tag us @SidewalkDog in pics of your Barkbra Streisand gettin’ her jam on.
Featured photo: Moshe Schneider
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