Smashing Bowl
(Gangnam, Seoul)

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"The bowling alley is the poor man's country club."

Smashing Bowl
(Gangnam, Seoul)

Smashing Bowl
(Gangnam, Seoul)

Information current as of July 08, 2016

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. Well, it's low-key if you are using Gangnam standards.

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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 Smashingly Good

  • 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 Smashingly Bad

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


Empty Mugs of Coffee

Empty mugs of coffee

An empty mug of coffee is not a mug of coffee. Is it?

Hours of Operation

Smashing Bowl is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In other words: it 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 from the bar while bowling. **


A smashing good time at Smashing Bowl.

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



Phone: 02-556-2231

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.
  • SMASH!

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