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Lou's Records, Encinitas

434 North Coast Highway 101
Encinitas , California
Tel: 760 753 1382's insider take:

Lou's Records—a staunch champion of the unusual and unexpected listening experience—is San Diego's favorite (and hippest) spot to buy vinyl. The owners of the 30-year-old shop take great care to keep the titles on the floor rich with obscure, avant-garde, and international releases. They also host in-store musical performances and record release parties. But don't let that scare you off: Lou's is intimate and friendly, and questions about records are actively encouraged.—Audrey Davidow

Open Mondays through Thursdays 10 am to 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 9 pm, and Sundays 11 am to 7 pm.

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