the best record shops in montréal

Leah Fishman

Clubs, cocktails, music, art: Montréal is hip AF. The best part? These niche scenes aren't at all intimidating. See ya never, snobby High Fidelity vibes. Each record shop on this list is cool, clean and welcoming. From vinyl/coffee shop combos to one of the biggest selections 60's rock tunes in the city, here are my favorite spots to pick up a record in Montréal.

  • Beatnick Records

    The real-deal vinyl collectors' record shop. Huge selection if 60's rock & jazz — the perfect spot if you're looking for that elusive record or single.

    October 25, 2020
  • Venus Lounge Record

    Venus Lounge is such a cool find — best of underground. Super reasonably priced, and just a few blocks from the river/Parc Jean-Drapeau.

    October 25, 2020
  • Librairie l'Échange

    Second-hand everything! Books, CDs, cassette tapes and vinyl. The selections are fresh and super reasonably priced. Between the books and vinyl, you can easily kill a whole afternoon browsing.

    October 25, 2020
  • Atom Heart, musique alternative

    Cute niche/indie shop, perfect for digging. One of the biggest collections of electronic tunes in the neighborhood, so pop by here if that's what you're seeking.

    October 25, 2020
  • Sonorama Disques

    Huge selection of post-punk, rap and R&B. Just across the street from Phonopolis if you're looking to do a two-for-one thing.

    October 25, 2020
  • La Rama Records

    Another Mile-End gem, La Rama is bright, clean, and well-curated. Bonus points for their adorable shop pup who is always ready for pats and snugs.

    October 25, 2020
  • 180g café - disquaire

    Vinyl & treats? Yes please. The music is slammin, the vinyl selection is on point, and the coffee and brunch items are deelish.

    October 25, 2020
  • Oblique (L')

    Oblique is everything in one: new and used records, players, speakers, and even repairs. The vibe is super welcoming and not at all intimidating. One of my fave spots in the city!

    October 25, 2020
  • Aux 33 Tours

    Passionate staff, clean, organized, and really balanced selection. Browsing is a little intense — there's so much too look through— but 100% worth it if you're on a specific mission or have an hour or two.

    October 25, 2020
  • Cheap Thrills

    Huge selection of books, CDs and vinyl— specializing in punk and metal.

    October 25, 2020
  • Phonopolis Record Store

    Independent record store in the Mile-End and right across the street from Sonorama if you're looking to do a full day of record shop hopping. Extensive blues and jazz sections.

    October 25, 2020