FAQ

What does an axe throwing session look like?

Enjoy a cocktail or craft beer upon arrival. We will make introductions to your axe coach when your party has arrived.

Each axe throwing session is approximately 1 hour. Your axepert will first discuss safety, axe throwing techniques, and rules of the game. Each guest will be allowed a few practice throws and then the games begin! 

Following your session, if you and your party wish to stay to enjoy another drink or order something from our food menu, feel free! Let your server know so he can direct you to a table.

What are the minimum and maximum group sizes for events?

There is no minimum group size for events.

For all events more than 24 people, our Special Events team will gladly assist you answer any questions and make a reservation. You can contact them by email info@theaxesocial.com or call (248) 823-7676.

Does Axe Social sell alcohol?

Of course! Axe Social provides a full bar with a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails, wines, and seltzers.

What are the hours of operation?

Thursday – Friday: 4pm – 10pm

Saturday: 12 – 11pm

Sunday: 12 – 9pm

What are the axe throwing rules?
  • All persons axe throwing are required to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to play.
  • Participants who show any signs of intoxication are to be removed.
  • Up to 6 players per stall (2 targets).
  • All guests are required to fill out a waiver of liability individually to participate.
  • No drinks or food in the Axe Throwing cage.
  • Players will throw at the same time on the coach’s call out (2 players per stall).
Do I need to book in advance? If yes, how much in advance?

We can not guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all walk-ins, therefore it is highly recommended to book in advance. 

We Recommend: 

If you are looking to book on a weekend, then you should book at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you are looking to book on a weekday, book at least 2-3 days in advance. 

What should I wear?

Our only clothing requirement is closed-toed shoes; however, it is recommended to come with loose-fitted clothing in order to allow for a full range of movement. We do carry close-toed shoes for guests who forgot to bring their own, but we cannot guarantee it will suit your size (or style)! 

Is axe-throwing child-friendly?

Must be 18 years of age. Kids aged 11 and up are allowed to throw 12pm – 5pm on Family Day – Sunday (of course, under the immediate control of an adult). There must be one adult per 2 kids aged 11-14, and 15-17 just one adult. Unfortunately, kids under the age of 11 are not allowed on site. 

Is axe-throwing safe?

We are incredibly proud of our safety record! All axe throwing takes place under the direct supervision of our experienced axe-visors. In addition to them, we have numerous protective measures to ensure everyone’s safety. 

What are the group sizes?

Each stall (2 targets) accommodates up to 6 people. With parties of 7-12 people, you must book a second stall to accommodate more than 8.

How much does it cost?

Axe Social: $30 per person/hour, minimum 2 guests per target.

Bowling: $35/person/hour. Maximum of six guests/lane (shoes are $3.50).

Curling: $20/person/hour.

What do I do when I arrive the day of my reservation?

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for your reservation. All participants with your group will need to be present and will need to fill out safety liability waivers prior to Axe Throwing and verified by our entertainment hosts.

When arriving, please check in at the host desk to confirm your reservation. You will receive an envelope with your reservation and stall location number and instructions on where to find your stall. Your envelope will include your receipt to give to your coach at your stall, and to fill out at the end of your Axe Throwing reservation, with a signature required and tip field if you would like to add gratuity for your coach.

Food and drinks may be ordered at your stall from any of our cocktail servers, but there are absolutely no drinks or food past the steel cages of the stalls. We do have seating available during your reservation for guests that aren’t actively throwing axes during their turn.

Is there food? Is there a place to sit and eat?

Absolutely. We have plenty of sitting areas tables and chairs and sofo’s were you can comfortably sit and enjoy one of our delicious items from the menu. 

What is your cancellation policy?

You will get a full refund for any reason at any time. If you booked a special event, you will get a full refund up to 72 hours before your reservation.

I don’t want to throw. Can I just sit and watch?

If you do not wish to throw, no problem! Go to the bar and enjoy a refreshing cocktail while you wait for your party. However, you will not be able to enter the cage. 

How to throw an axe?

Step 1: Stance

 If you’re right-handed place your left foot in front of the battle line and place your right foot behind the line with both toes pointed toward the target. 

If you’re lefty, place your right foot north of the battle line and your right foot south of the divide. 

Square your chest and hips to the target and make any slight adjustments needed to feel comfortable and confident in your stance.

Step 2: Gripping

Find a comfortable grip with your dominant hand along the axe handle somewhere between the belly and throat of the axe. The blade of the axe should be pointed down range toward the target.

Gently wrap your other hand around your gripping hand with both thumbs pointed up and adjacent to each other supporting the back of the handle. 

With controlled effort draw the axe back over your head until the butt of the axe is resting in between your shoulder blades. 

Step 3: Wielding of the Axe

Keeping your eyes on the target’s center, allow your core to shift your body weight to your front foot while allowing your arms to release and wield the axe over your head toward the moment of release. This happens quickly and in one continuous motion. 

Release the axe with both hands near eye level and with your thumbs pointed up. Remember to keep your gaze fixed on the target’s bullseye. (Don’t overthink your release. Allow yourself some practice to find what works best for you.) 

Can I bring my own axe?

Only league members can bring their axes for official WATL league nights. We provide all equipment for Axe Throwing as part of your reservation.

Do you offer walk-ins?

We accommodate walk-ins based on availability of pits and our experienced Axe Throwing coaches. It is recommended that you call ahead or book your reservation online.

Pricing?

Axe Social: $30 per person/hour, minimum 2 guests per target.

Bowling: $35/person/hour. Maximum of six guests/lane (shoes are $3.50).

Curling: $20/person/hour.

For private events & corporate pricing, please contact our Special Events team so they can assist you with all of your questions and reservations. You can contact them by email info@theaxesocial.com or call (248) 823-7676.  

Should I tip the Axe Coach?

Axe coaches will make sure you have a safe, educational, and entertaining experience at Axe Social. Tipping your coach isn’t required, but if they helped make your experience memorable, they certainly appreciate it!

Eat. Drink. Throw.

(248) 429-5561