Found inside one of the largest record stores in the country, the Backroom Lounge @Record Archive is a truly unique concept that both enhances the record store experience and brings new opportunities to the brick-and-mortar retailer.
The 2,000-square-foot entertainment and event space located amid the stacks of vinyl albums and music memorabilia is an eclectic mix of eras and genres. An array of seating tables, booths and comfy chairs provide ample space for good-sized crowds, and the decor is unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else. Throughout you’ll spot ‘50s jukeboxes, lava lamps, book shelves stacked with Rock ‘n’ Roll-themed literature, an antique piano and, the centerpiece of it all, a giant tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.
With the addition of the lounge in the spring of 2017, Record Archive became the only music store in the state to also serve alcohol. The lounge bar serves up a variety of regional craft beers and wines and, because the liquor license covers the whole business, record store patrons are allowed to carry their drinks around the stacks while they browse.
The lounge also features a stage for live performances with state-of-the-art sound equipment and a projector and screen for playing videos.