New “Rage Room” opening in Birmingham’s Lakeview district, June 14 [Photos]

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Birmingham Rage Room
David Sanders (left) and Alex Miller (right), the duo behind Birmingham Rage Room. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Grab your sledgehammers and breakables—Birmingham’s very first “Rage Room” is set to open on Monday, June 14th. We spoke with the founders of the Birmingham Rage Room to get all the details.

Wait, What’s a Rage Room?

Birmingham Rage Room
The exterior of 2616 7th Avenue South, the location of Birmingham Rage Room. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

As a Nashville native, I’m very familiar with the pedal taverns, rage rooms and axe throwing studios that skyrocketed in popularity recently. However, although places like Civil Axe Throwing and Birmingham Pedal Tours have had great success, The Magic City hasn’t had a proper rage room—until now.

A “rage room” is just what it sounds like—a business that lets you throw, break and smash as much as you’d like, whether it’s to vent your anger or just have a great time! At a rage room you can smash glass bottles, broken flatscreen TVs, old printers and so much more. Although rage rooms have been around for a little over a decade, Alabama has only had one—Rage Room in Huntsville.

Now, Alex Miller and David Sanders are teaming up to open The Magic City’s first rage room!

Meet the Duo Behind Birmingham’s First Rage Room

Birmingham Rage Room
David Sanders (right) and Alex Miller (left) inside their location in Lakeview. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Lakeview will soon be home to a brand-new rage room—and a lot sooner than you’d think! We spoke with Alex Miller, one half of the duo behind the Birmingham Rage Room, to learn more.

Why did you decide to open a Rage Room in Birmingham?

Alex: “For about 12 years now, I’ve run a wholesale auction liquidation business as a side gig. Over the years, I’ve built up a ton of inventory, a lot of which is fragile, knick-knack type stuff. It’s not junk, but it takes up a ton of space.

At the same time, I’ve noticed that people in Birmingham have a massive craving for new & entertaining things to do. So I put these two ideas together and decided to open Birmingham’s first Rage Room!”

So how does it work? Can I bring my own things to break?

Alex: “Absolutely! We’re happy to provide knick-knacks to break, or your can BYOB—Bring Your Own Breakables. So if you’ve got a set of old dishes, bring them by!”

When can I start breaking things at Birmingham Rage Room?

Alex: “We’re planning to have everything ready by June 14th! We’ve been stockpiling those knick-knacks for a while, so we have plenty of things to break. Eventually, we’d like to have some outdoor games as well, such as archery tag, nerf wars, dodgeball, water baloon fights and more. Stay tuned, we’ve got a lot of fun ideas we’re working on!”

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  • Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.