One of the best places to visit in NY, if you’re into great music, a great selection of books and magazines, delicious coffee and drinks, plus…if you’re a vinyl lover, or collector, is Rough Trade.
The New York store, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is the biggest one they have and it’s definitely a special place. We love the containers they installed in the space and the effortless decor!
It’s huge and pretty easy to get lost amidst the many amazing works spread throughout the huge 15,000sqft warehouse. You’ll find everything from old all-time favorites, to new, upcoming artists and great hits. A vast variety of musical instruments and accessories are found around the store too.
As they explain:
"Rough Trade first opened in 1976, West London, on the doorstep of punk. Forty years on, we continue to celebrate and focus on simply the most exciting music. As our stores have grown in size and popularity, so has their scope and ability to embrace a wider celebration of independent thinking, creativity and fearless self-expression, from literature to DIY technology. Fundamentally, our stores provide creative, independent minds a shared place of discovery and congregation.”
They also host great gigs with local artists in the back of the store and offer a full bar service. Tickets sell out quickly, so do keep your eyes opened in advance!
- Monday - Saturday 11.00am - 11.00pm
- Sunday 11.00am - 9.00pm
Location: 64 North 9th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn