Photo: Rage Room
If punching a pillow isn’t a satisfying release for your rage, a Toronto sports bar has an interesting solution to your problem.
For $20, you’re welcome to have at ‘em inside Battle Sports’ Rage Room. Angry participants with fury to spare are suited up in protective gear (including gardening gloves and a paintball mask), handed a baseball bat and encouraged to go wild in a room full of breakables.
For 30 spirit-lifting minutes, you can order and destroy items on the Rage Room Smash Menu, though the first five plates are complimentary.
Mirrors and any additional plates (which were bought from garage sales) are $2 each, wine glasses are $3, a vase is $5, a chair is $20 and other specialty (mystery) items vary in price.
Smashers are forbidden from bringing their own items, so leave those unwanted trinkets at home.
One of the room’s co-founders, Timothy Cheung, told the Guardian that the idea was spurred by a similar service in Serbia. They figured it would do well in a work-focused town like Toronto.
“Toronto is such a high-strung city,” he told the paper. “We thought it could stand to let off a little steam.”
While it was challenging to find an insurance company to get on board (the liability waver is apparently the length of a tome), they eventually did, and set up shop in an industrial area in the city’s north end.
The Guardian suspects the remote location is intentional – the anger that’s been built from the long transit commute can come in handy when it’s time to smash.