Rage Rooms: A Place Where Respectable Adults Can Smash Stuff | KNKX

Rage Rooms: A Place Where Respectable Adults Can Smash Stuff

Mar 31, 2018

Sometimes, you just want to smash. 

Gabriel Spitzer and Jennifer Wing, all suited up and ready to destroy.
Credit Gabriel Spitzer / KNKX

Who hasn’t fantasized about taking out their frustrations with, say, a baseball bat or a sledge hammer? 

Of course, this sort of thing is frowned upon in polite society. But there are places around the country where you can pay money to release the beast within, with some degree of safety and without having to clean up the mess: “rage rooms.”  

Sound Effect’s Jennifer Wing and Gabriel Spitzer visited one of these businesses, Rage Industry in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood. And they quickly discovered that there’s nothing quite so clarifying as pulverizing some beer bottles, mason jars and ceramic knick-knacks.