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Smashing Bowl
Bowling

There is something about bowling alleys in Gangnam. They don't settle for merely being bowling alleys. They have to throw a full-on party to complement the bowling. Smashing Bowl is a bowling alley that throws a party but keeps the party low-key. At least, it is low-key if you are using Gangnam standards.


The Scouting Report

Smashing Bowl's website says it like this: "Smashingbowl is a various enterainment space which provide muzikpub, restaurant, and bowling service."

English errors aside, there is nothing wrong with Smashing Bowl. It is a venue that doesn't take its bowling too seriously. It doesn't take much of anything seriously. It doesn't stress problems (unless that problem is a 7-10 split); it stresses having a good time.

The Good Smashing

  • Comfortable seating. The seats at the lanes are comfortable, the seats in the waiting area are comfortable...heck, even the toilet seats are comfortable.
  • Many of the recipes you'll encounter on the menu are by professional chefs such as Chef Sungwook Chang of the Walker Hill Hotel.
  • 24 hours. As in, this place never closes.
  • If you're looking for a festive, high-class atmosphere, it doesn't get much better.
  • Dart boards and foosball tables = fun

The Bad Smashing

  • There are only 7 lanes.
  • The staff...the people get the job done, but they don't like having their picture taken.
Smashing Bowl in Gangnam

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Smashing Bowl

Hours of Operation

24 hours a day. As in...it never closes!

Prices

5,500 won per game

2,500 won for shoes

3,000 won for socks (if you need 'em)

!!Each person is expected to buy at least one drink!!

Contact

Website

Phone: 02-556-2231

Photo Gallery

To see more photos, check out the 'Smashing Bowl' photo album.

How To Get There

Where: Seoul-si, Gangnam-gu, Yeoksam-dong

From Line 9 - Sinnonhyeon Station (신논현역):
-Exit 5. Go in the building immediately to your left. Take the stairs or elevator to B2.

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Posted November 8, 2015

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