July 21, 2018

Nostalgia at Its Finest: Where Are the Vinyl Shops in Manila

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  • Growing up, people have been very fond of going to music bars, or playing their favorite albums through tapes, recorders, and vinyl records. With the advent of modern technology, things have suddenly shifted: photographs are now files instead of rolls, telephones are now handy yet more powerful, and vinyl records can now fit inside your tiny pockets.

    Aid your nostalgia as the Philippine Primer gives you the list of the best vinyl shops in town!

    1. The Grey Market

    This store is great for music lovers as it boasts of high-quality speakers and vinyl records. Located in Quezon City, Metro Manila, visitors can choose between buying an old-school record player or one of their modern-day speakers.

    Photo courtesy of Grey Market’s official Facebook page

    Details:
    Address: 48 Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
    Contact: 02-791-8704

    2. Vinyl Dump Thrift Store

    Every vinyl record enthusiast must have been played or at least passed by the Vinyl Dump Store in Cubao Expo. This store is a collector’s paradise for buying and selling their records, as well as meeting with up with people who share their passion for vinyl. Trading has never been this good.

    Image courtesy of Vinyl Dump Store’s official Facebook page

    Details:
    Address: Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo Ave., Cubao, Quezon City
    Contact: 02-439-8558

    3Treskul Records & Cafe

    This cafe allow its customers to buy, sell, and trade vinyl records, turntables, and COFFEE! What better way to bring home your favorite tracks than to hold and have it after a sip of your favorite latte.

    Image courtesy of ABS-CBN News

    Details:
    Address: CIFRA Building, 641 Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City
    Contact: 02-234-5599

    4. Bebop Records 

    This small space in Makati is a big room for vinyl collectors. Customers can spend hours and hours of rummaging through racks of vinyl and they’ll still want to go back.

    Photo courtesy of  Bebop Record’s official Facebook page.

    Details:
    Address: First Basement, Makati Cinema Square, Makati
    Contact: 0929-568-7578

    5. Satchimi

    The interiors of this shop will take you back to the glory days of old-school music. Satchimi lets you enjoy vinyl records while you sip your favorite coffee and tea.

    Photo courtesy of Yelp.com

    Details:
    Address: Edsa Corner J.Vargas Avenue, Ortigas, Metro Manila
    Contact: 02-401-6905

    Happy vinyl finding!

               
               
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