The world has gone bananas, so if you find yourself wanting to smash things more than usual, it’s perfectly understandable. But rather than destroying personal or public property, Rage Room MKE invites you to their facility to beat the crap out of their junk.
Rage Rooms have opened worldwide – including one in Bay View – in the past few years and offer spaces to safely vent frustrations and have fun through bashing breakable items with bats and clubs.
At Rage Room MKE, which recently opened in a warehouse space in Butler, three smash-tabular experiences are available. The "Free-style Rage" room allows smashers to pick a box of glass and ceramic items – the boxes are filled with different fragile items from small plates to large vases – and destroy them with a variety of blunt objects.
There’s also a "Bad Day At The Office" rage room that’s aptly set up like a corporate workspace with a computer, telephone, desk, lamp and other office-y items to demolish. "The Lane of Pain" invites folks to throw items at scores of glass bottles and is smartly sponsored by Central Standard Distillery.
Participants wear suits, helmets, gloves and closed-toe shoes to ensure safety. The rooms are disinfected with an anti-microbial system every 90 days as well as given daily deep cleans.
The smashable items are retrieved from companies who empty out houses. Once smashed, the remains are recycled rather than brought to a landfill.
Rage Room Milwaukee can accommodate individuals, couples and groups of all sizes.
"People come here mostly for entertainment and because it’s such a unique experience, but many people have told me afterward that they also got out stress and frustrations," says chief smashing officer, Patrick Nienow. "There’s therapy mixed in with the fun."
For hours, rates and to book a session, go here. Use code ONMKE10 and get 10 percent off.
Take a look at some smashing in action with this video featuring the author’s son, Levi Edler:
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