Diskultura is one of the most iconic vinyl shops in Kyiv that has been operating since 2009. The shop has more than 65000 vinyl and broadens their collection with new items every week. It's also worth noting that Diskultura has been mentioned by The Vinyl Factory as one of the world's best record shops.
Visitors will find rare Soviet-era records, vintage from all over the globe as well as vinyl classics. The store has a convenient website with a catalog of available records. Diskultura is located in the city center and works from Monday to Sunday from 1 to 9 P.M.
Address: 27, Hoholivska Street
Vinyla Shop is located in the downtown Kyiv not far from the Kontraktova Ploshcha metro station. The store boasts rare records as well as contemporary releases. Moreover, Vinyla has a bar so the customers can pick records and sip a cocktail at the same time. The store works from 10:30 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Mon-Fri, from 12 to 5 P.M. on Saturday and is closed on Sunday.
You can check the available records on vinyla.com.ua. The shop provides delivery and makes sure the vinyl is sold in original packaging. Besides, customers can place a custom order for a vinyl that is currently unavailable on the store's website.
Address: 5A, Hryhorii Skovorody Street
Musone record store, also known as Infoteka "Bibliohlobus", is located on Andriivskyi Descent among the numerous stalls of street artists. Musone was opened in 2010. Ever since it sells classics like Queen, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and other iconic records. Musone store works from 10:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. on Mon-Fri, from 12:30 to 4 P.M. on Saturday and from 10:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Sunday. You may look through the available collection and track the new arrivals on musone-music-store.business.site.
Address: 2B, Andriivskyi Descent
Gram is the first audiophile bar in Ukraine, as stated on the venue's Facebook page. This format is quite new for Europe. It has been originally brought from Japan, where enjoying music with high-quality equipment is nothing unusual. Gram is focused on vinyl and has a schedule: Tuesday is for favorite recordings of well-known Kyiv music lovers, Wednesday is for classical albums of popular music, Thursday is for rare picks from Vinyl Grooves, and Friday is dedicated to Ukrainian vinyl. The bar has a record store opened from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 to 9 P.M. where visitors can find a pick up to their taste.
Address: 21, Sichovykh Striltsiv Street
Closer Record Store
One of the most iconic Kyiv underground clubs Closer is a shapeshifter: in the daytime, it functions as a co-working space and an antique furniture store. Vinyl fans will be happy to know that Closer also has a record store with a wide variety of records. The store sells both new records and second-hand vintage. The reviews on Facebook often praise the staff that helps to pick records based on customer's tastes. Closer Record Store works from 7 to 9 P.M. on Tue-Sat.
Address: 31, Nyzhnoiurkivska Street
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