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.

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 as a means 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."

"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.

Associated characters

Known stores and what they sell

  • Shoe Store - Sells shoes and boots for a bargain. There has also been a 90% off promotion.
  • Make-Up - Sells makeup items such as glitter gloss
  • Clothes store - Sells clothes such as dresses and skirts
  • Pets - A pet shop that sells pets such as sea-ponies and dogfish
  • Purse store - Sells many different kinds of purses
  • Clothes store - Another clothes store that sells dresses and skirts. One particular outfit costs $39.99.
  • Sunglasses - Sells sunglasses. One particular pair costs $149.99.
  • Shoes - Another shoe store. A pair of red shoes costs $300.99.
  • Hat Fancy - A store that sells hats
  • Boat store - A store that sells boats
  • Book store - A store that sells books
  • Books 'R' Us - Another book store. It is a parody of Toys "R" Us.
  • Clothes I' Mark - A store that sells clothes
  • Buy Buy Buy - A store that sells cars
  • Lipp Lipp Gloss - A store that sells lip gloss
  • Sports Zone - A store that sells sports equipment
  • Music Store - A store that sells music. The interior of the store looks like the interior of FYE.
  • Candy Store - A store that sells candy
  • 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!"
  • 99 cent store - Based on the real store of a similar name, the store sells low-quality items that are 99 cents. Health Inspector Yellowtail passes by this store.
  • Wigs- A wig store on the bottom floor by Grandma's Apron.
  • Grandma's Apron - A store that specializes in grandmother-related items
  • Food court - A place to buy food
  • Bangles and Dangles - A place to buy jewelry
  • Hotdog on a String - A restaurant that sells hot dogs on strings. It is a parody of Hot Dog on a Stick.
  • Scorched Coral - A place to buy anything scary.
  • Jelly Jeans - A store that sells jeans


  • "The String"- Bikini Bottom Mall was presumably destroyed when SpongeBob unraveled all of Bikini Bottom and the Milky Way with the string.

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Locations (VE)


Bikini BottomRock BottomNew Kelp CityAtlantis

Bikini Bottom Areas

Goo LagoonJellyfish FieldsKelp ForestDead Eye Gulch

Bikini Bottom Residence

120 Conch Street122 Conch Street124 Conch StreetSandy's treedome3451 Anchor WayMrs. Puff's houseBetsy Krabs' houseGrandma SquarePants' house

Bikini Bottom Establishments

Barg'N-MartChum BucketKrusty KrabMermalairMrs. Puff's Boating SchoolBikini Bottom MallGoofy Goober's Ice Cream Party BoatHatsReef CinemaBikini Bottom JailBikini Bottom High SchoolBikini Bottom HospitalGymThe Salty SpitoonAdult Learning CenterBottom of the Hill CommunityBikini Bottom ZooFancy!Glove World!Weenie Hut JuniorsSuper Weenie Hut JuniorsWeenie Hut GeneralShady Shoals Rest HomeOld Man Jenkins' barnOld Man Jenkins' houseBikini Bottom AirportDinerBunny BunsKing Neptune's castle