Let’s face it–city life can be loud and chaotic, and everyone in New York could use some stress relief. Though a trip to Central Park may lower your blood pressure, sometimes you need some adrenaline to get that city stress out. Rage rooms let you crash, smash, and utterly wreck your way through some innocent everyday objects like plates and appliances–and best of all, safely. Plus, they’re a great alternative thing to do with some frustrated friends for a night out!
Here are our favorite rage rooms in NYC:
1. Break Bar NYC, Midtown
For the most crowd-pleasing of rage rooms in NYC, Break Bar is home to a multi-layered experience. Here you can bring all your friends, no matter how rage-crazy they feel like getting, and start the night at the bar! Your group can grab a few shots, have some laughs, then smash that glass!
The Break Bar puts a rage room twist on your normal evening out, letting you truly savor your drink to the last drop–and beyond. When you’re ready, enter the throwing range to test your aim with your pint glass you just finished! With bells, public figures, and plenty of cool targets for the picking, you’ll find plenty of suitable spots to shoot your shot.
📍 458 9th Ave.
2. The Rage Cage, Brooklyn
One of the most praised rage rooms in NYC is The Rage Cage, an experience that’s sure to get all your stress out. Packages here are packed full of fun things to smash, with each session coming with at least one premium electronic, one smaller electronic, and ten plates for you to do as you please with.
If you want even more, you can even purchase additional items at any time during your session. To sweeten the deal, all time slots here accommodate at least two people, promising plenty of unique bonding opportunities for you and whoever you choose to rage with.
📍 326 Stagg St., Brooklyn
3. Raze Up Smash Therapy, The Bronx
Are you ready for some “smash therapy?” Raze Up is an experience where you’ll find more premium items than anywhere else, with most sessions having two or more items to let you make the most of your ragin’ session. The reason we love Raze Up though is because no reservations are needed!
Their All Glass Walk-In Special is just as it sounds: plenty of fragile, fragmentable objects you can shatter to pieces without an appointment! Best of all, the rooms here are all hand-painted and filled with an extra pop of color sure to look perfect on any social media feed.
📍 133 Lincoln Ave., The Bronx
4. Break Rage, Yonkers
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Our last rage room option is, Break Rage, who happily lives up to its name and lets you smash your stresses away thanks to their customized experiences. Upon request, the talented staff here can make custom rooms and scenarios just for you, promising a unique experience just for you.
Or, if you’d prefer to set your own scene for destruction however you like, that can be arranged too! This spot has unusual items available you won’t find elsewhere, like furniture, paintings, appliances, big screen TVs, toilets, windows, windshields, and car body parts all up for grabs. You never know what you’ll get to break here!
📍 241 S. Broadway, Yonkers, NY
5. Live Axe NYC, Chinatown
Live Axe is where you can “release your inner viking” through, of course, smashing things. Gather your crew for an evening of food, drinks and getting your anger out by smashing some things in an experience that’s totally customizable–you choose your ideal rage attire, select your topic to vent about, listen closely to the guidelines, and then unleash your stress!
They offer three packages here–Basic/Irritated, Standard/Angry, and Premium/Furious, which include various amounts of small and large objects depending on how many people are in your party. And once you’ve gotten out all your stress you can also try your hand at axe throwing!
📍 96 Lafayette St.