I had been fantasizing about this for quite some time now. It was only a matter of time. I had actually gone out of my way to bottle in rage ever since I first heard of this place.
People, I present…The Seoul Rage Room.
I cannot tell you how therapeutic it feels to beat the living daylights out of inanimate objects while screaming at the top of your lungs. Do it alone or do it with friends–it will save your life. I finally got to experience this for a friend’s birthday, and it was so much more than I could have dreamed of.
So what you do is you make a reservation on the site to book your room. You can do it alone or just have a small rage party. At first, it seems like you don’t have a lot of time, but I was surprised at how exhausted we were after 15 minutes. The time they provide is plenty to just let it all out. We didn’t bring our own stuff, but according to the website, you can as long as its within reason for an additional fee. In our package, we chose the ceramic plates/bowls, a printer, and a rice cooker. It was a bonus that there were already broken ceramic pieces on the ground that had some breaking life in them that we got to demolish for free. Bravo!
Before you go in, you have to wear some protective gear, which included on a helmet, gloves, and a jacket. Here we are excited to finally unleash the beast!
Here’s what our room looked like inside. It has the classic metal target where you could smash your ceramics. Taking a baseball bat to them and getting bullseye felt rather amazing. There are also tires on the wall that you can take your baseball bat to. You can take your metal baseball bat and hammer (provided) to whatever, kick it, or just do a classic throw against the wall. While there is a CCTV to make sure things don’t get too crazy, you are definitely encouraged to scream and play loud music. Here’s a golden opportunity for you to play all those cringey Limp Bizkit songs from middle school. You’re also totally allowed to film your experience and take as many pictures as you’d like.
In the corner was the rice cooker and printer just begging to be dismembered. On the floor were other broken pieces, which is also where we found some quality, still breakable chunks of ceramics. We waited a long time of this. There was no way we were going to let anything go to waste.
By the door is a narrow wooden table with your ceramics and hammer waiting for you. I personally loved playing baseball with the dishes but that’s just me.
Overall, it felt like a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to do something like this, but I figured that breaking that much stuff and screaming so loud in my own apartment would render me the “crazy foreigner” in my building. Also, throwing sticks and trees just wasn’t going to cut it for me. The greatest part is that once you’re all done with your epic adult temper tantrum, you can just…leave it. That’s right! No clean up! The rage room gods already have that all taken care of for you.
(This mess isn’t your responsibility. Yes!) Even though I was definitely looking forward to this, I’m not gonna lie–it’s not exactly cheap. While, yes, it is much cheaper for you to find a bunch of curb goodies in your neighborhood and go crazy in your garage, it’s understandably much harder to do that in such a people packed place. Not to mention, I don’t know anyone who has a garage or a legitimate backyard. As far as price goes, our experience cost 70,000 won altogether. It’s not exactly a steal, but considering that I left with a giant weight lifted off my shoulders, I would say it was totally worth it. The price included the room, time, dishes, electronics, safety equipment, hammer, bat, and free clean up,
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