35 Minutes by ferry from downtown Seattle - a world away
Building Community Through A Vibrant Downtown
Visit Bainbridge Island and experience our wonderful, unique world. Escape from the hectic world of cities and malls, take a deep breath, kick back and relax. A simple streetscape retains our small-town character and a sense of place. We are one of only 12 nationally accredited historic Main Streets in Washington and you will find an eclectic variety of rewarding experiences.
We are different in all the right ways. Come see us – and stay awhile – longer.
Winner of our 2018 Girlfriends' Day Out $1200 Shopping Spree
Congratulations to Laura Hegarty , the lucky winner of our 2018 Girlfriends' Day Out $1200 Shopping Spree! Laura was over the moon when she received the news, and we are so happy to present her with this fabulous gift from so many of our downtown businesses. Many thanks to all of our Participating Merchants & Sponsors! Sponsors: B.I. Barkery , Bergh Images Fine Art Photography, Cafe Nola , Churchmouse Yarns & Teas , Covet Boutique on Bainbridge Island , Danger , Destination Bainbridge - Bainbridge Island Lodging Association , Directors Mortgage , Fairy Tale Dental - Transformative Adult Dentistry , Hattie Rose , Bainbridge Heart and Soul , Magnolias Shoes & More , Millstream, Pelindaba Lavender , Petit and Olson , Salt House Mercantile , The Bainbridge Berry Patch Kitchen Store , The Traveler . And many thanks to additional participants: Island Tasting Room Gallery Cafe (now Armstrong Art Gallery & Amelia Wynn Winery), The Art Project - A Nonprofit Gallery , Bainbridge Island Museum of Art , Bainbridge Performing Arts , Bon Bon , Seattle Children's Hospital Bargain Boutiques , Dana's Showhouse , Eagle Harbor Book Company , Eleven Winery , Esther's Fabrics , Flowering Around , Kelly Johnston ART , Adorn , Meli Melo Island Vintage Boutique , Paraffin USA, Plum Bainbridge , Sweet Deal Clothing , Tango Zulu Imports , Westside Pizza , Wildernest , Willowtree Market , Zamboanga, Bainbridge Island . What an awesome group of downtown businesses - these and so many others - we are fortunate to have!
On August 16th, representatives from Visit Seattle came to Bainbridge Island to explore our stunning sights, unique businesses, and to promote tourism. Visit Seattle is a private, nonprofit marketing organization that has been serving as Seattle and King County’s official destination marketing organization for more than 50 years. We are happy to have had them here and look forward to another visit!
Sound City Records
Sound City Records offers the widest selection of new and used records West of Seattle. Be sure to join us for Record Store Day, Saturday, April 21, 2018!
Our unique space offers two rooms of vinyl goodness in many flavors - rock, jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, country, r&b and more. The front of our shop is a comfortable outdoor space to hang out, sip a $2 ice-cold real Coke in the sun, and enjoy the music.
SCR stocks hard-to-find SubPop teeshirts, hoodies, caps and jackets! Further, we have some amazing Northwest-artist created teeshirts and stickers you won't find anywhere else.
Sound City Records buys and trades records every day! Throw a few (hundred) records in your bag the next time you visit beautiful Bainbridge Island, and take home something new to enjoy, or rent money! :)
Yes We Ship! Sound City Records ships really super cheap, so you don't need to worry about carrying home your precious haul.
Sound City Records is locally owned and operated by Erik, an islander and family man (proud step-dad) of twenty-plus years. Before all this record store nonsense, Erik was a rock climbing & snowboarding wanderer disguised as an REI Customer Service Manager, next a professional live music and commercial photographer working with KISW, The End, and The Wolf, then he spent twenty years as a hack programmer. Erik grew up collecting records from age 7, starting with KISS and Heart, before the metal years hit. Local legend has it that a backwards message hidden in an Ozzy record inspired the opening of SCR on April 1, 2017.
SCR also sells online via their website: see link above; and at
Check the SCR website or social media or call for seasonal changes.