Which vinyl shops are setting the tone and rhythm of the city? There are just too many to list! It just goes to show that record players aren’t just sitting gathering dust in Brussels. And that’s a good thing, because what's more satisfying than pulling a new record out of its sleeve? A new one, perhaps, from one of these record stores.
Arlequin Records is one of the oldest record stores in Brussels. Dive into their colourful mix of diverse genres including rock, soul, reggae, disco, jazz, hip-hop, French chanson and new wave. And if you need help, their staff are on hand to give you advice. They know their stuff, too, because they've been working there since the 80s!
Mon > Sat 11:00 - 19:00, Sun 14:30 - 19:00 | www.arlequin.net
Rue du Chêne 7, 1000 BRU
Talk about a goldmine! If there's one record shop that has its finger on the pulse, it's Balades Sonores in the Marolles. On top of selling records and books, they also organise showcases and exhibitions. In short, they live up to their "more than a music shop" slogan!
Mon > Sat 12:30 - 19:00, Sun 13:00 - 19:00 | www.baladessonores.com
rue Saint-Ghislain 55, 1000 BRU
From commercial pop music to experimental jazz, and from second hand to fresh from the press... Caroline Music has it all. This record shop, on Boulevard Anspach (opposite Ancienne Belgique), is a household name in Brussels. The shop window alone will make your musical heart beat faster.
Mon > Sat 10:00 - 19:00, Sun 13:00 - 18:30 | www.carolinemusic-bxl.be
Boulevard Anspach 101, 1000 BRU
Crevette Records offers you an excellent selection of new and used vinyl. They also sell DJ accessories, magazines, merchandise, etc. In short, Crevette is a one-stop shop. You'll feel at home right away!
Tue > Wed 12:00 - 20:00, Thu > Sat 12:00 - 20:30, Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Rue Blaes 146, 1000 BRU | www.crevetterecords.be
For the true 'Sound of Belgium', you have to visit Doctor Vinyl! Are you a slave to the beat? Then this shop, located on place Saint Géry, is the place for you. Whether you're looking for techno, (deep) house, breaks, acid, new beat, broken beat... there's sweet medicine to be found on the shelves of this musical doctor’s practice!
Mon > Tue 12:00 - 19:30, Wed > Thu 12:00 - 20:30, Fri > Sat 12:00 - 19:30
Rue de la Grande Ile 1, 1000 BRU | www.doctorvinylrecords.be
Let the sun into your house! Give Dust Dealers in Saint Gilles a visit! There you'll find fantastically eclectic grooves: jazz, funk, hip hop, bossa nova and everything with soul. You’ll be transported to another world.
Tue > Sat 12:00 - 19:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00 | www.dustdealers.com
Rue vanderschrick 22, 1060 BRU
Seymour Kassel Records
Listening to music has never been easier. Too easy, according to many. And that's exactly why a vinyl record can be so much better. Is your record collection crying out for a new centrepiece? Then it's time for a visit to Seymour Kassel Records on rue de Flandre. It’s a real treasure trove of top vinyl! This record shop sells only unique 'first press' and 'limited edition' discs.
Tue > Sat 11:00 - 19:00 | www.seymourkassel.com
Rue de Flandre 93, 1000 BRU
Veals & Geeks
Guitars are set to become the trend of 2021. It's time to get up to speed and flick through the covers at Veals & Geeks and take home a fantastic krautrock, indie, garage or punk rock record.
7/7 11:00 > 20:00 | www.vealsandgeeks.com
Rue des Grands Carmes 8A, 1000 BRU
Are you a fan of heavy guitar riffs, nihilistic lyrics and dark album covers? Then you must visit 72 Records! This record shop on rue du Midi specialises mainly in heavy music genres from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Mon > Sat 11:00 - 19:00, Sun 14:00 - 19:00
Rue du Midi 72, 1000 BRU
Sono Ventura Records
The Marolles district has a new address dedicated to vinyl: Sono Ventura Records. A great little spot, located on rue Haute, where you'll find all sorts of genres, from electro to hip-hop, disco and many other musical styles.
Wed > Sun 12:00 - 19:00 | Sono Ventura Records
Rue Haute 153, 1000 BRU