Welcome to Gatefold Record Lounge, a place where you can hunt for vinyl while drinking craft beer and quality coffee. Located in Hitchin (Hertfordshire) we regularly celebrate the local vibrant music and arts scene with events including vinyl DJ sets, live jazz, art exhibitions and mouth watering street food collaborations.
Since opening in 2016, we have been helping to expand the musical horizons of our customers and learning so much more from them. Our record collection spans a breadth of genres, including electronic, hip-hop, world, jazz, rock, pop, reggae, funk and soul and is constantly growing.
Whether you’re looking for the latest releases, essential reissues, or pre-owned classics we’ve got you covered. Get a sneak peek of what you can buy online and in-store by listening to our Spotify playlist.
We believe that the hard work of artists, producers and sound engineers can only be truly appreciated through the unmistakably rich sound of vinyl. To make sure your collection is heard at it’s best we select quality turntables from Audio Technica, Pro-Ject and Rega; as well as carefully selected hi-fi systems and vinyl care kits.
We pride ourselves on serving great coffee from ethical and sustainable suppliers. Union Hand Roasted work directly with coffee farmers to ensure they are paid fairly for every sip. Each coffee we serve is expertly crafted by our baristas, and we are confident that you will love it. If you have already visited us, sampled our coffee and are now totally hooked you can buy your own beans to brew at home!
Our venue is available for private hire with a licensed bar offering bottled craft beers, carefully selected wines and handcrafted cocktails including our bestselling espresso martinis. See our events timetable below for our next big night and get in touch to book yours.
We would love for you to come and pay us a visit so you can experience the next or the first record in your collection at our listening stations, meet like-minded music lovers and enjoy some of the best coffee in Hitchin.
WELCOME TO THE FOLD
Jak and Nicola Utley
SUNDAY: 11:00 - 16:00
GATEFOLD RECORD LOUNGE IS A 10 MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE A1 (JUNC. 8 VIA A602), OR A 10 MINUTE WALK FROM HITCHIN RAILWAY STATION (VIA WALSWORTH ROAD).