Groucho’s: The spiritual home of the Dundee music scene should be on your ‘must visit’ list

A legendary Dundee institution, Groucho’s is one of the UK’s most loved and famous independent record stores.

Heaven for vinyl junkies, it was first opened in 1976 by Alastair Brodie, known locally as “Breeks”.

If you fancy taking in a gig during your stay, Groucho’s is also the place to pick up last-minute tickets.

Customers looking through records in Groucho’s.

Year after year, Groucho’s – which was named after writer, comedian and film star Groucho Marx – receives industry recognition.

The Smiths paid a visit to the shop the first time they were in Dundee and Johnny Marr, who described it as “the coolest record store in Britain”, still drops in when he’s up.

Other celebrity visitors have included Peter Green from Fleetwood Mac and Then Jerico.

In today’s technology-mad world, Groucho’s has done amazingly well to still be standing proud.


Address: 132 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4ED

Phone: 01382 228496


Richard Rooney

Richard Rooney

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