Cool Music Shop 酷乐唱片

  • Venue
499-1 Dongsi Beidajie
Few Beijing record stores have reached a veteran status like the Cool Music Shop. Having witnessed numerous closures and re-openings in its two-decade run, the venerable music shop has remained in the business even though having drastically downsized to a hole-in-the-wall tucked away in Dongsi from a former 500-square-metre venue in its heyday. Its shelves are lined with almost completely unsorted bins and racks of CDs, cassette tapes and vinyl records, including everything from 80's Mandopop, classic rock to newly emerging electronic music – a haven for crate-diggers alike. Not sure which one to take home? You can play your picks on its in-store turnable and audio equipment for free before committing purchasing anything.
Venue name: Cool Music Shop 酷乐唱片
WeChat: nipengge8659
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 2-8pm
English address: 499-1, Dongsi Beidajie, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 东城区东四北大街499-1
  • 4 out of 5 stars