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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Discos Mono

Record shop for the adventurous listener. Find everything from experimental, prog rock, krautrock and much more. The founders carefully handpick only a couple of copies of each record with a focus on small catalogues and independent labels.

Jalapa 129, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
La Discoteca

Record shop that also has an online store and offers workshops and classes with a focus on electronic and independent music.

Calle Zacatecas 43, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
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Carcoma Records

Premier record shop in Mexico City for punk titles as well as metal and alternative.

Av de los Insurgentes Sur, Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
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La Roma Records

Record shop selling old and new vinyl. Find everything from classics, to rock, hip hop, local acts and more. They also sell band merch and DJ equipment. Knowledgeable shop owners are happy to give recommendations and help you find what you’re looking for.

Plaza Garibaldi

“Plaza Garibaldi, even if you are skeptical about its tourist-trap shine, is an experience worth living. Hoards of different groups, mariachi or son jarocho, stalk the square looking for customers to pay them per song upon request. You get a personal experience: a one on one concert of any Mexican classic played right in front of you by these incredible musicians. Well worth it!” —  El Búho

Plaza Garibaldi, Eje Central, Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
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San Ángel

“I go for San Ángel for its range of different little boutiques, trendy food shops, tourist wares, and a few little gems hidden around the streets. It was my go to place to take friends looking for a souvenir and also a great place to wander around.”  —  El Búho

San Angel, Mexico City, Mexico
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El Péndulo

Flagship store of the Mexico City-based chain of bookstores.  The Roma location features two stories of rare books and a café with balcony seating.

Av. Álvaro Obregón 86, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
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