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Discover Berlin's Top Secret Underground Record Stores Before Everyone Catches on

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Updated: 22 March 2018
Berlin has some of the best vinyl stores in Europe. Spanning the musical universe of punk, rock, techno and even delving into experimental noise, sound and alternative jazz, these secret haunts boast impressive selections. Here are Berlin’s best underground record stores.

The Record Store Berlin

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A collection of Vinyl Records
A collection of Vinyl Records | © Amy Carter / Flickr
Located in Mitte, The Record Store is dedicated to selling rare and collectable original records. The collection spans from the fifties until the present and everything is directly shopped from the US to their Berlin shop.
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Mon - Sat:
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Boutique, No Smoking

Atmosphere:

Local, Indoors

Static Shock Musik

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Static Shock Musik Store in Neukölln
Static Shock Musik Store in Neukölln | © Static Shock Musik / Courtesy of Christian Iffland
Static Shock Musik is located on the leafy streets of Neukölln. Housing a strong collection of new and used punk, hardcore, garage and independent records, this trendy spot is well-worth checking out. They also sell shirts, tapes and zine and run an online store and the Static Age Musik Label.
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Mon - Sat:
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Second-Hand (Used), Boutique

Atmosphere:

Local

Vinyl a GoGo

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Someone Flipping through Vinyl Records | © Marc Wathieu / Flickr
Vinyl-a-GoGo is located in Friedrichshain and the shop inventory encompasses around 15,000 LPs and 3,000 7-inches. The Blue Note section is particularly special, and the store is well-stocked with underrated music styles, including sections dedicated to French pop 45s, Morricone and Amiga.
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Mon - Sat:
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Boutique, Second-Hand (Used)

Atmosphere:

Local

Ghost Town Record Store

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Close up of Vinyl Records | © Freshly Diced / Flickr
Ghost Town Record Store is a true hidden gem in Berlin, housing one of the city’s most interesting offerings. The store’s unique sales point is its huge collection of reggae 45s, from Studio One to African Museum, this collection is unrivalled in Berlin. The rest of the shop is stacked with a nice selection of long players, including the usual suspects of rock, dance, dub, punk and so on.
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Mon - Fri:
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat:
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Second-Hand (Used), Boutique

Atmosphere:

Local

Staalplaat

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Staalplaat Vinyl Store in Berlin
Staalplaat Vinyl Store in Berlin | © Guillaume Guérin / Flickr
Staalplaat has both physical and online stores, selling vinyl records and books. Their shop front is located in trendy Neukölln and their collection focuses on experimental, unusual and extreme music. They also explore underground tape culture, DIY art and graphic design and house an in-house label, publisher and itinerant gallery called Le Petit Mignon.
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Mon - Sat:
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Boutique, Second-Hand (Used)

Atmosphere:

Local

Da Capo

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A huge Collection of Vinyl Records
A huge Collection of Vinyl Records | © Marc Wathieu / Flickr
Da Capo vinyl store is a charming little spot hidden in the city’s popular Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood. The collection’s unique points include sections dedicated to East-German label Amiga, as well as Eastern Europe pop and Berlin music favourites. The selection also includes a wide range of soul, jazz, psych, and a back room well-stocked with classical records.
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Tue - Fri:
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Boutique, Second-Hand (Used)

Atmosphere:

Local

Platten Pedro

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A Huge Collection of Vinyls
A Huge Collection of Vinyls | © Will Folsom / Flickr
Forty-six years ago, Peter Patzek aka Platten Pedro and his wife decided to open a record store. Six years later they did just that at an unassuming spot on Tegeler Weg in the city’s west. They’ve been there ever since and their impressive collection is definitely worth a look. Organised alphabetically and measured by the metre, Pedro estimates he has over 100,000 second-hand records in total.
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Mon - Fri:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Second-Hand (Used), Boutique

Atmosphere:

Local