Reckless Records

1532 N Milwaukee Ave (btwn Honore & North), Chicago, IL 60622, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
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  • SPIN

    Pete Wentz loves this place. "If you're not going to dig for it, you're probably not going to find it here. It's something that's missing in art right now."

    SPIN · July 19, 2011
  • Marc Jacobs Intl

    We love the selection of box sets!

    Marc Jacobs Intl · April 15, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    Reckless Records is a diggers’ paradise, where music geeks can flip through thick stacks of booklets to find used and out-of-print discs. -ASK Read more

    Time Out Chicago · May 25, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    Reckless Records is a diggers’ paradise, where music geeks can flip through thick stacks of booklets to find used and out-of-print discs.

    Time Out Chicago · June 4, 2012
  • John

    Dan needs to learn how to use a semicolon.

    John · February 21, 2011
  • Melissa M.

    Check out the cheapo CDs and DVDs in the back!

    Melissa Manfredi · July 19, 2010
  • Dan M.

    Buy vinyl; for yourself, or for me.

    Dan Meyer · August 26, 2010
  • Diego R.

    My favorite part about Reckless is their personalized labels that they’ll stick on CDs or LPs that are especially good. They’re pretty funny, like a good friend telling you, “you gotta get this.” Read more

    Diego Rufo · March 29, 2011
  • Jake S.

    Head for the "Soul" section, find D'Angelo's "Voodoo" album, and read the sticker novel on the cover. After reading, try to resist the urge to buy it.

    Jake Smith · February 19, 2013
  • Brandon S.

    The best record store I've been to. They have personalized labels that they’ll stick on CDs or LPs that are written up to tell you why it's good without being preachy. Good stuff.

    Brandon Sullivan · February 18, 2013
  • GQ Magazine

    If you're a vinyl junkie, it's a stop-in-every-week kind of place. Read more

    GQ Magazine · August 22, 2012
  • Brett T.

    Don't even try to negotiate a price on a record... They won't work with you.

    Brett Tinnes · March 30, 2013
  • Roneesh V.

    Listen to the new Mountain Goats LP

    Roneesh Vashisht · October 16, 2012
  • Rebecca J.

    Get your copy of The Universal Sigh here!

    Rebecca Johnston · March 29, 2011
  • BYOBandits

    Get the new Rick BLAOW! vinyl

    BYOBandits · February 6, 2011
  • Mark D.

    Dig through the new vinyl for unexpected treasures (I found not one, but two Bone Awl LPs). For CDs, the sleeve-only interface is a little haphazard, so better if you know what you're looking for.

    Mark Dodds · July 25, 2010
  • Pierdom

    My favorite record store so far. Bigger and more stuff than the other Reckless Records in Madison St

    Pierdom · August 23, 2014
  • Nilay G.

    It's not nice to stare at the people in the CD aisle.

    Nilay Gandhi · May 30, 2014
  • Jake B.

    Be ready to spend some time digging here. There's a lot, and it's only vaguely organized... you'll find something you want, for sure - well, If you can find it!

    Jake Bock · April 12, 2014
  • Philip C.

    Russian jazz funk? Next to Swedish hip-hop.

    Philip Chang · April 2, 2014
  • Kara T.

    Yikes, avoid it here on a Saturday afternoon. More people than records.

    Kara Taylorr · February 17, 2014
  • Victor H.

    Love this shop. Don't give up on searching when looking through bins. If you keep searching you'll find hidden treasures and such

    Victor Hsiao · December 26, 2013
  • Mark E.

    Magas tells me go to Sparks!

    Mark Evans · November 2, 2013
  • DailyCandy

    This Chicago record shop has stuck around all these years, giving us a just-grungy-enough vibe, staff music reviews thorough enough to rival Pitchfork, and a solid place to sell our old CDs.

    DailyCandy · May 14, 2013
  • Jen J.

    great VHS collection. small but it holds wonders.

    Jen Jackson · July 13, 2011
  • John M.

    Don't use the photobooth unless you plan on being in the store for at least a half hour.

    John Marshall · September 15, 2010
  • Jonathan F.

    I don't own a record player of any sort, but coming here makes me with I had one. They have a lot of music in vinyl in every flavor you can imagine.

    Jonathan Ferrera · 1 week ago
  • Kevin A.

    Pretty much just a used records store. Not much distinguishes it from similar places.

    Kevin Arts · December 28, 2014
  • Virgil A.

    Check out the Rare Grooves Section

    Virgil Alonso · August 14, 2014
  • jamie s.

    it smells like sewage in here bigtime

    jamie schmid · August 19, 2012
  • Andy P.

    Better selection than my own iPod, and that's pretty good.

    Andy Plank · February 26, 2011
  • Rouse C.

    Uno de mis lugares favoritos en el mundo, very good :)

    Rouse Contreras · July 22, 2013
  • La Guía Raspberry

    Discos, viniles, películas, pósters y presentaciones y firmas de autógrafos. Un must para hacer algo de shopping musical.

    La Guía Raspberry · March 10, 2013

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