Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

The Bikini Bottom Mall is a mall that first appears in the episode "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler."



It is a large red and white ship converted into a four-story mall. On the side, in huge letters, it reads "Mall" in gold text. There is a parking lot in front of it, although it is on the sand. There is a sign in front of it too that reads the mall's name in pink letters on a gold sign surrounded by green bamboo held by brown sticks. It features an elevator and escalators.

Role in series

"SpongeBob Meets the Strangler"

SpongeBob and the Tattletale Strangler run errands here. SpongeBob asks for the Strangler's preference on his choice of perfume, but he does not care and rushes to go to SpongeBob's house.

"Whale of a Birthday"

Pearl goes inside the mall with her friends while SpongeBob stalks her to find out what to buy her for her birthday. SpongeBob buys most of Pearl's birthday gifts at the mall.

"To Love a Patty"

SpongeBob is seen riding a jellyfish ride at the mall with Patty during the montage of the song "I Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You."

"Money Talks"

Mr. Krabs spends his money on fairy princess outfits, corn dogs, and diapers, but runs away when he sees SpongeBob and Patrick had bought the same things he had.

"The Battle of Bikini Bottom"

SpongeBob and Patrick are seen at the mall at the beginning, trying on "best friend" shirts.

"Porous Pockets"

A montage plays of SpongeBob and Patrick going on a shopping spree at the mall.

"To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants"

SpongeBob buys a new pair of pants from a clothing store in the mall.

"Mall Girl Pearl"

The Bikini Bottom Mall plays its biggest role to date in this episode. Pearl attempts to get a job at the mall to fit in with her friends, only to be hired for a job at Grandma's Apron, much to her disappointment. However, she later accepts the occupation and reconciles with her friends after the store's manager, Beatrice, shows Pearl and her friends the benefits of being a grandmother.

Bikini Bottom Button Bash

It appears in the second level.

Associated characters

Known stores and what they sell

  • 0¢ Store
  • 49¢ Store
  • 99¢ Store - Based on the real stores of a similar name, the store sells low-quality items that are 99 cents. Health Inspector Yellowtail passes by this store.
  • Bangles and Dangles - A place to buy jewelry.
  • Boat store - A store that sells boats.
  • Books 'R' Us - Another book store. It is a parody of Toys "R" Us.
  • Book store - A store that sells books.
  • Buy Buy Buy - A store that sells cars.
  • Candy Store - A store that sells candy.
  • Clothes I' Mark - A store that sells clothes.
  • Clothes store - Sells clothes such as dresses and skirts.
  • Clothes store - Another clothes store that sells dresses and skirts. One particular outfit costs $39.99.
  • Food court - A place to buy food.
  • Grandma's Apron - A store that specializes in grandmother-related items
  • Hat Fancy - A store that sells hats.
  • Hotdog on a String - A restaurant that sells hot dogs on strings. It is a parody of Hot Dog on a Stick.
  • Jelly Jeans - A store that sells jeans.
  • Lipp Lipp Gloss - A store that sells lip gloss.
  • Make-Up - Sells makeup items such as glitter gloss.
  • Music Store - A store that sells music. The interior of the store looks like the interior of FYE.

    The Muzak Shop appears on the right.

  • Muzak Shop - A store that sells background music. There is a poster outside of the store that reads "Now That's What I Call Elevator Music!"
  • Pets - A pet shop that sells pets such as sea-ponies and dogfish.
  • Purse store - Sells many different kinds of purses.
  • Scorched Coral - A place to buy anything scary.
  • Shoes - Another shoe store. A pair of red shoes costs $300.99.
  • Shoe Store - Sells shoes and boots for a bargain. There has also been a 90% off promotion.
  • Sports Zone - A store that sells sports equipment.
  • Sunglasses - Sells sunglasses. One particular pair costs $149.99.
  • Wigs - A wig store on the bottom floor by Grandma's Apron.