Do you have stress? Just want to have a different type of fun? You can at Smash Time in Louisville. Where breaking things is encouraged.
Sam Upshaw Jr., Louisville Courier Journal
At Smash Time, you aren’t breaking the rules if you choose to break an object. In fact, you’re encouraged to break objects over and over and over again.
Starting on Sunday, June 23, customers will be able to take a sledgehammer to an old computer or shatter photos of their ex-lovers at Smash Time, a 12-foot-by-19-foot room located at 6470 N. Preston Highway #6.
Brian Larson, co-owner of Smash Time along with his fiancé Meagan Cullen, stressed that they are not “promoting violence” with the room.
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“It’s just a controlled environment where you can break stuff,” Larson said. “It’s meant for fun and stress relief.”
Brian Larson and Meagan Cullen are co-owners of Smash Time in Louisville. June 21, 2019 (Photo: Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal)
Here’s what you should know about this smashing venue:
How much does it cost?
Prices vary from $20 to $100 depending on if you bring your own objects, how long you are in the room for and how many people you are with.
The $20 option, “BYOB – Bring Your Own Breakables,” gives one person 15 minutes in the room to smash their own items. The $100 “Girls Night Out / Guys Night Out,” gives a group of up to six people the chance to break 30 items plus two large items for one hour.
Parties larger than six will be accommodated upon request for additional fees, according to Smash Time’s website. Additional items can be added to all packages, but they will vary based on availability. Military and first responders will receive an unspecified discount.
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Courier Journal reporter Maggie Menderski prepares to smash items at Smash Time in Louisville. June 21, 2019 (Photo: Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal)
Are there any rules?
Yes! Though you are allowed and encouraged to break things, you must follow certain rules when doing so. These include:
- No open toed shoes, flip flops, crocs or sandals.
- You must wear the coveralls, face shield, gloves and hard hat that Smash Time provides to you.
- Alcohol is not permitted. If you appear to be under the influence when you arrive, you will be asked to leave the premises.
You can find the complete list of rules here. All customers must sign a waiver before they participate.
How do I sign up for this?
You must get book an appointment ahead of time in order to participate in the breaking of objects at Smash Time. You can book by calling 502-277-1507 or by going online.
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