The Backroom Lounge @ Record Archive is a one-of-a-kind live music venue, private event space, and a favorite hangout for all ages. Voted “Rochester’s Coolest Event Space” by Rochester Business Journal, we are also the 1st record store in NYS to proudly serve beer and wine daily.

As you know, we consistently offer free, live music every Wednesday. The music starts promptly at 6 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. Seats fill up quickly so best to get here early!

We love making live music free to all who enter Record Archive! However, there are real costs involved to provide this entertainment. By not charging a cover charge at the door, we hope you will show your love and appreciation for the talent by contributing to the tip jar passed around the room. Your help in supporting these musicians is crucial. Your financial assistance is how we are able to afford these great bands to play Record Archive!

In addition, we have a great staff here! They work very hard to make sure you have a fabulous time ~ whether it is sipping a craft beer or delicious wine, or trying to find the latest new release or vintage record to complete your collection. I hope you will show your appreciation to them as well. We thank you in advance for your support.
Cheers, Alayna

Click HERE to contact us about booking your private event. We will reply asap during normal business hours, Mon- Fri 10am – 5pm.

The Backroom Lounge bar at The Record Archive
Interior of the Backroom Lounge | The Record Archive



Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10am-7pm
Wed: 10am-9pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm



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