About Smash Records
Local Record Store in Washington, DC
Hours of OperationMonday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Reviews of Smash Records in Washington, DC
- 165 Reviews
A great record store if you like punk. Kind of small but lots of cool stuff at a pretty reasonable price. Overall nice record store.
As of December 2022, this establishment is still requiring masks, during a time when 99% of businesses in the US no longer require them. What's surprising is that this place calls itself a "punk" store. Forcing customers to wear masks is not "punk". It is the very definition of conformity. I listened to punk music growing up and was an outcast all throughout high school, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that a real punk store would allow their customers the choice of masking up or not. I'm sure this record store would deserve 5 stars at any other point of its existence but sadly that is not the case now. There's even a sign out front that calls anyone complaining of the mask requirement a whining chode. Well Smash Records, I'd rather be a whining chode than to waste my time and become another casualty of society. I'll never fall in line and become another victim of your conformity and back down.
I used to go to SMASH! when I was a young teen in the 80's, they were in Georgetown then, I got them to advertise on whfs in the naughts too before they moved... My daughter just came home and told me all about this store in Adams Morgan with punk records and great clothes... I asked what the name was. SMASH! Records Amazing and great to hear they are still around... I will visit next time I am in the hood.
Cute vintage store selling vinly records, cds, cassettes, clothing items and skate boards and parts and much more. There are so many gems here. Employees are really kind and helpful. Masks required and sanitizer provided upon entry. Love it!
Makes me happy to know theres still a genuine punk shop around in the area. Not many gems like this spot around anymore. I realize this is primarily a record shop but I wish they would expand their clothing section a little more with more variety. I still appreciated their selection though. Overall you will definitely want to pop in if you're of the punk/alternative scene. You'll enjoy it.