The Record Cafe was opened in November 2014 by Bradfordian Keith Wildman after around 8 months of planning how to bring together great music, great food and great beer under one roof. To be somewhere we’re proud to own and work and hopefully somewhere Bradfordians and those from further afield would enjoy visiting.

The cosy upstairs record shop sells the latest releases and reissues on vinyl. Most records now come with an MP3 download code or even a CD, so you can own the beautiful physical product - the artwork, the lyrics - and still listen to the music on your iPod or portable device of choice. With this new website you can now order online with ‘click and collect’ too.

The ground floor bar concentrates on beer. We have four rotating cask beers and six ‘craft’ keg lines, three of which are permanent and around 50 different bottled and canned beers from the UK and around the world. You won’t find shots, alcopops, ‘fruit’ ciders, vodka or industrial lager on our bar. Instead we stock real cider and perry, a carefully curated selection of single malt whiskies for the connoisseur, a growing range of specially selected gins, as well as a small but quality wine list.

And finally ham. You can eat everything but the oink as the saying goes. Pork pies, cracking, scratchings, belly pork, bacon, prosciutto… But we settled on jamón ibérico and took it from there. The finest Spanish cured meats available. That led to cheese, olives, bread, oil, sherry and all things charcuterie.

Everything at The Record Café is about quality. From the decor, to the food, the drink, the music and the atmosphere. If it’s worth doing it’s worth doing well.

We hope to see you soon.


Mezzanine level independent record shop focusing on the latest vinyl releases and reissues


Ground floor bar serving four real ales, six craft keg beers plus bottles and cans from around the world


Charcuterie counter offering Spanish jamón ibérico, cured meats and assorted accompaniments


The Record Café was opened in November 2014 on Bradford’s North Parade as a record shop offering food and drink, specialising in vinyl, ale and ham. Bradford CAMRA Pub of the Season Autumn 2015, Pub of the Year 2017 and Pub of the Year runner up 2018


The Record Cafе 45-47 North Parade Bradford, BD1 3JH

01274 723143 [email protected]


Monday 11am - 8pm
Tuesday to Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday to Saturday 11am - Midnight
Sunday 1pm to 6pm

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