Ohio Record Store List
Columbus, Athens, Cincinnati & Bowling Green
-Great thread! I plan to use this thread to visit shops while traveling. Thanks to everyone for the posts!
-I was left high and dry recently when searching online for record stores in Boston. After hours in traffic I found several stores were closed. This thread could avoid this from happening to others.
-Several posts in this thread cover great record shops in Columbus, OH. I wanted to compliment those posts by including photos, video comments and crate digging videos at those shops so you can see inside. The stores listed below buy/sell used and new vinyl, have normal business hours and are open on the weekends unless otherwise noted.
51 East Gay Street
Great entrance & ambiance. However, it's dark inside and hard to inspect the vinyl. Several purchases were in worse condition than I thought when I got them home. Crate digging video soon. Gigantic selection of hip-hop singles.
Elizabeth's Records 3037 Indianola Ave
116 E. Long Street
Free parking, awesome shop, free vintage pinball! Comments in video / Crate digging video soon.
Used Kids Records
1980 North High Street
(Crate digging video and comments up now)
The Black Keys are known to visit and promote this shop!
1155 North High Street
Nice shop, huge selection of T's I don't see anywhere else. Music DVDs.
Warning: Very pricy on harder-to-find back issues. Check Discogs and eBay before spending $$$ on their "backwall displayed items"
For example: quiet riot picture disc bootleg priced $45. It's worth about $8. Metallica creeping death vertigo EP: $60 worth about $15
2960 North High Street
Best Record Store Day destination imo.
(See video link below for more)
Ace In The Hole
1153 Kenny Centre (Kenny Rd.)
Never know WHAT will be in the new arrival bin! I've found all kinds of harder-to-find records here. Does not buy vinyl collections. However, I've brought in one or two copies that he's been willing to trade for.
2338 W Broad St.
Only open Saturday's. Thousands of LPs but the building is a mess! Recommended for vinyl pickers who like to get down and dirty to find that diamond in the rough!
1789 N. Hague Ave Wed-Sat 12pm-6pm
(See video for more comments)
3339 1/2 N High St.
All things Metal. Hair bands, great selection of 7", noise, punk, thrash. Other genres too. Cassettes!
Bowling Green, OH
128 North Main Street
HUGE beautiful store CDs DVDs Box Sets New & Used Vinyl
Comments in video link
15 West Union Street
Shake It Records
4156 Hamilton Avenue #1
Largest Collection of Punk I've ever seen!
Comments about most of these record stores (Video):
Crate Digging @ Used Kids Records (Video)
3 more "crate digging" videos will be posted on the same channel in the next several weeks.