One of the best places best places to go in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, if you’re into great music, a fantastic selection of books and magazines, delicious coffee and drinks, plus…if you’re a vinyl lover, or collector, is Rough Trade NYC.
To start with, more and more tourists are learning about the neighborhood of Williamsburg, in Brooklyn. Not only that, but locals are also starting to cross more frequently the bridge to explore other Boroughs, besides Manhattan.
Now, exploring a neighborhood means: walking through it, getting lost, entering streets you wouldn’t necessarily go in and be open hearted with whatever comes! Do you see a small, opened door? Walk in! You might be surprised…
That is, to say, that the Rough Trade NYC store, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is the biggest one they have and it’s definitely a special place. We love everything about them from the containers they installed in the space, the effortless décor to the works of art all over the place!
It’s huge and pretty easy to get lost amidst the many amazing works spread within the huge 15,000 sq ft warehouse. Plus, you’ll find everything from old all-time favorites, to new, upcoming artists and great hits.
In addition, you can also find a vast variety of musical instruments and accessories around the store. We love the new vintage-like vinyl players! Perfect for the modern vinyl lover!
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.”
Not to mention, they have a big separate space at the back, where they host super cool music gigs with local artists and offer a full bar service. They’ve had on stage some pretty cool bands like one we love, called The Velvicks!
Tickets usually sell out quickly, so do keep your eyes opened in advance!
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 9pm
Location: 64 North 9th Street
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rough Trade
*Last Update on March/2020.*