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The Warsaw Insider has been visiting several exciting places in the search for the best places for buying vinyl, CD’s and VHS in Warsaw.... Best places for buying vinyl, CD’s and VHS

Tucked away in unassuming locations, Warsaw's vinyl shops are the perfect places to get lost talking to shop owners and listening to the silky sounds of analog. Head to these cult store for your vinyl solutions…

Best places for buying vinyl, CD’s and VHS Best places for buying vinyl, CD’s and VHS

The Warsaw Insider has been visiting several exciting places in the search for the best places for buying vinyl, CD’s and VHS in Warsaw.

Antykwariat Na Tamce
Tamka 45B, facebook.com/antykwariatnatamce
Specializing in rarities and unknown gems, the shop’s layout has changed to carry even more records than before.
Listening Station: Yes, but bring your own earphones unless you don’t mind imparting your tastes on the other punters.
Ratio old to new: 75/25
English-speaking: Yes
Genres: All bases covered but rock is the most prevalent. From folk to hard rock with some pop and jazz mixed in.
Extras: Besides vinyl they also carry tapes, CDs and as well as books.


Antykwariat “Płyty Gramofonowe”
Ząbkowska 11, plytygramofonowe.pl
A staple part of any ‘weekend in Praga’ schedule, the store’s trio of owners – Paweł, Krzysztof and Wojciech – are experts in their field and often responsible for the vinyl events that happen around town.
Listening Station: Yes
Ratio old to new: 50/50
English-speaking: Yes
Genres: Jazz, funk, soul and hip hop are the owners passion and it shows in the collection – but they know their clients like to rock it out as well.
Extras: Besides vinyl they also carry tapes and CDs.


Asfalt Winyle i Wino
Mysia 3, asfaltshop.pl
Previous located on Tamka, find them in super-cool new digs in Mysia 3. Sharing half of the second floor with Leica, Asfalt are known also for producing Polski artists such as O.S.T.R., The Jonesz, Patr00, Ortega Cartel and Taco Hemingway.
Listening Station: No
Ratio old to new: Only new
English-speaking: Depends on who is working on that day
Genres: Electronic, House, Techno, Polish artists, Hip hop, funk, soul and indie rock.
Bonus: Wine! Asfalt’s old location has turned into a wine bar called Winem Powiśle and their shop on Mysia also sells bottles to bring home to sip and listen to your new waxy purchases.


Black Market Coffee & Records
Dzika 17, blackmarket.waw.pl
Black Market owner Bartek can be found DJing in bars and clubs around Warsaw – just looking at his FB you’ll learn that the city’s ‘slebs use him as their trusted source for black magic.
Listening Station: Yes
Ratio old to new: 80/20
English-speaking: Tak
Genres: Mostly assortments of rock, jazz and electronic but with generous sprinklings of disco, hip hop, Funk and R&B.


Hey Joe
ul. Złota 8, facebook.com/sklepHeyJoe/
Owner Krzysztof Nieporęcki started selling vinyl in Warsaw in the 90s and watching him is like witnessing a vinyl wizard: stand in awe as he pulls records from the shelves to tell their story whilst simultaneously letting you know why what you this is good actually isn’t – before suggesting something even better.
Listening Station: Yes, but if you want to listen by yourself, bring your own headphones
Ratio old to new: 85/15
English-speaking: Yes
Genres: all genres, but mostly rock, jazz, and pop.
Extras: 7 inches, VHS tapes, DVDs, and some books about music.


Muzant
Warecka 4/6, muzant.pl
This courtyard basement takes you back in time with walls sheathed in old radios and musical ephemera. Reasonable prices and some real gems to be found.
Listening Station: Yes
Ratio old to new: 95/5
English-speaking: basic
Genres: Most of the treasures fall into categories of rock, jazz, new wave, punk, reggae, and classical.
Extras: CD, DVDs and Blue Rays with new merchandise coming in weekly.


Side One
Chmielna 21, sideone.pl
This Chmielna hero specializes in aiding DJs beef up their record bags with essential staples and new releases.
Listening Station: Yes
Ratio old to new: Only New
English-speaking: Yes
Genres: Electronic, jazz, and punk.
Extras: Tapes, CDs and vinyl system accessories.


Winyle Records by Retro Elektro
Tamka 34, retroelektro.pl
A hand-picked selection of artists you need to know and need to own! The store also carries a motherlode of equipment to pimp our your sound system or to get started from scratch.
Listening Station: Yes
Ratio old to new: 30/70
English-speaking: Yes
Genres: Eclectic mix of all genres.


Winyl Market
Piękna 3/2, winylmarket.com
Maciek knows his vinyl and most of what you find he is worth investing in. Check out their website to keep up with the new releases.
Listening Station: Yes
Ratio old to new: 30/70
English-speaking: Yes
Genres: Jazz, Polish jazz, funk, soul, disco, hip-hop, psychedelic, progressive rock, hard & heavy, electronic (older and new artists).
Extras: 7-inches, tapes, mix tapes and CDs.


Vinyl Tamka
Chmielna 20, vinyltamka.pl
Originally found on Tamka, they’ve changed location but not their name. Looking almost daunting as you peer through the door, the main space is loaded with all things 60s and 70s and isn’t short in 80s rock.

Listening Station: Yes
Ratio old to new: 99/1
English-speaking: Very little
Genres: Mostly rock with some jazz and pop.

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