When Waterloo Records opened its doors on April 1, 1982, Austin was not quite the same town that it is today. A building a mere 1,200 square feet housed the store at a location 2/3 of a mile further South on Lamar. Compared to the relatively roomy dimension of 6,400 square feet that Waterloo's main store enjoys today it's hard to imagine how cramped that original store must have seemed. Size, however, certainly didn't seem to matter to their customers, voting them best record store in the Austin Chronicle readers poll that first year, an honor they have granted them every year since.
Be sure to check out their store events. They regularly have in-store preformances and signings.
Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am till 11 pm and Sunday from 11 am till 11 pm.