Time Out says
Opened just last year, this Adams Morgan spot has already become a favorite music destination. It’s more than just a store: it’s a music mecca where locals can shop for records, eat a good meal and catch a live show—all in one place. The Record Café is the only place in DC where music lovers can browse the latest vinyl releases (hip hop, R&B, indie, electronic, classic rock, soul and funk) while enjoying some java from the espresso bar and digging into a bacon and avocado sandwich. The café’s 1940s recording booth—where visitors can record their very own vinyl on the spot—is another unique feature worth checking out. Drop by the Music House for dinner and cocktails then head down to the groovy basement music venue, also known as The Byrd Cage, and enjoy a live performance by local talent.