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Songbyrd Record Cafe

Songbyrd Record Cafe

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Songbyrd Record Cafe is a vinyl record retailer that incorporates other elements to activate and enliven the vinyl shoppers experience.

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Songbyrd Record Cafe (2475 18th Street N.W.) is located directly adjacent to Songbyrd Music House (2477 18th Street, N.W.).

The Record Cafe is dedicated to the retailing of vinyl records and offers coffee, cafe fare and comfortable, stylish seating and environment to enhance this experience and encourage shoppers to stay and "hang out" in the store and talk music with each other or our knowledgeable staff.

We maintain active accounts with numerous vinyl distributors and labels, including RSD sponsors/supporters Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), Sony Music, Warner Music, Redeye Worldwide and numerous others. We consistently run in-store giveaways, new music listening events, in-store signings and performances and more.

In addition to a vinyl records section that holds over 1500 titles and is constantly updated and renewed, we provide other fun and exciting activations, such as our vintage Voice-O-Graph machine that allows people to record themselves direct to vinyl, a vintage Seeburg jukebox, a high quality in-store sound system and comfortable, music-inspired fixtures and furniture.

In 2018 and 2019, Songbyrd Record Café was named among the Best Record Stores in DC by popular vote of DC residents and customers as part of the Washington City Paper “Best Of” campaign. Songbyrd has featured in the book ‘Passion For Vinyl Part II: An Ode to Analog’ written by Robert Haagsma, which featured an introduction by Michael Kurtz, co-founder of Record Store Day, the Record Store Day x Classic Album Sundays feature series "Behind the Counter" and many other vinyl record features.


Songbyrd Record Cafe is located in the heart of Washington D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood at 2475 18th Street, N.W.

Songbyrd is at one of Adams Morgan's main intersections at 18th Street and Columbia Road, N.W.

Adams Morgan has been called "D.C.'s Greenwich Village" and is a historic neighborhood with a rich history of small, local and independent businesses.

Via Metro, Songbyrd is accessible from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan station on the Red Line. From the station, head east on Calvert Street, N.W. across the Ellington Bridge and proceed straight to the intersection of 18th Street, N.W. and Columbia Road, N.W.