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Smashing Bowl
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Smashing Bowl

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

Smashing Hulk

Smashing Bowl

Hours of Operation

24 hours a day. As never closes!


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!!



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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