Rough Trade

Rough Trade is a legendary record store which also has a gig venue and bar upstairs that serves up great craft beer...

With Beavertown being a mainstay on the taps, along with Guinness, and with two taps dedicated to serving up rotating local beers, there’s always something for everyone to drink at Rough Trade. They also stock a wide variety of bottles and cans in the fridge.

However, the main appeal of Rough Trade is the focus around music. Not only is it a fantastic record store, but also plays host to some of the best up and coming acts around in its 200 capacity gig venue - recently including The Japanese House, Sundara Karma and even Busted.

Rough Trade
5 Broad Street
Sunday 11:00 - 22:00
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 23:00
Saturday 10:00 - 23:00

Upcoming events

  • Dog in the Snow at Rough Trade

    Today 14:30 - 17:00

    Dog In The Snow will be live in-store at Rough Trade Nottingham to perform tracks from her debut album 'Vanishing Lands', released 15th November on Bella Union.


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  • Bernie Marsden 'Where’s My Guitar?' at Rough Trade

    Tuesday 19 November 2019 18:30 - 21:00

    Bernie Marsden will be in-store at Rough Trade Nottingham for a very special on-stage Q&A and Book signing, celebrating the release of 'Where's My Guitar', published 20th November by 4th Estate.

    Join music legend Bernie Marsden for an evening of storytelling and music, where he’ll be discussing his anticipated memoir Where’s My Guitar? : An Inside Story of British Rock and Roll. From touring with AC/DC, to befriending The Beatles, to writing one of the world’s most iconic rock songs, Bernie will give fascinating insight into his role in establishing one of the world’s most famous rock bands of all time – Whitesnake.

    Packed with stories and encounters with the likes of Ringo Starr, Elton John, Cozy Powell, Ozzy Osborne, B.B. King and Jon Lord, Where’s My Guitar? isn’t just a remarkable look into the highs and lows of being a true music legend, but an intimate account of the revolutionary impact rock and roll music has offered to the world. Don’t miss this chance to meet the man who helped define a music era, and get the inside story on what it was like to live through and shape the golden-age of 1970s and 80s rock and roll.

    Bernie will be recounting stories from his memoir in conversation, interspersed with songs from his illustrious career on acoustic guitar, followed by a book signing.

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  • SKIES at Rough Trade

    Thursday 21 November 2019 19:30 - 22:30

    SKIES Autumn 2019 headline tour
    All ages (under 14's accompanied by adult)

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  • Lego Club at Rough Trade

    Saturday 23 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00

    It's the most wonderful time of the year!

    Lego Club Returns to Rough Trade Every other Saturday. Parents must be supervised by kids at all times!

    This is a free family event where everyone is welcome. Creative sessions for kids, mams and dads to come and play. Absoloutly free! Come and make an epic tower, car or whatever takes your fancy.

    Come and get involved, get the kids together and get the parents together too.

    PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday 28 September and Saturday 7 December 2019 the Lego Club Sessions will be at Oscar and Rosies Pizza restaurant (a few doors up the road on Stoney Street) due to alternative events at Rough Trade.

    For the most up-to-date information visit the Facebook page

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  • Spentshell at Rough Trade

    Saturday 23 November 2019 19:00

    Back for another run, Flowdan and company visit Rough Trade Nottingham as part of a 2 date showcase and as part of the store's 5th Birthday celebrations.

    ‘Spentshell isn’t a new idea. It’s usually a general progression for musicians when they’re getting more seasoned at their thing or wanting more control over their creative output. Sometimes there’s no place but your own, or you might have to create a place.’

    Boasting a number of artists who occupy an unquestionably important position within UK club culture, Spentshell have teamed up with record store stalwarts Rough Trade to deliver a 3 date event series featuring some of the best in 140bpm electronic music and beyond.

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