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The holidays are behind us but you may still have some seasonal stress you need to release. If so, you can head to Brooklyn's Kick Axe for a beer and axe-throwing. Yes, the kind of axe that they use to chop down trees type of axe-throwing.
Kick Axe's Brooklyn location, a 7,000-square-foot venue that is the first of its kind in New York City and New York state, has 10 ranges for throwing. Each group of up to 12 guests is paired with an "ax-pert" who first explains the rules and protocols before taking one pair of throwers into the range at a time to throw. Axe-throwing is open to participants aged seven and above, as long as they have the strength and coordination to safely throw an axe as judged by the ax-perts.
In addition to axe-throwing, Kick Axe guests will enjoy a cozy lumberjack-style lodge, complete with Instagram-friendly spare flannels and faux hatchets.
"We're thrilled to bring the experience of axe-throwing to Brooklyn," said Kick Axe founder and owner Ginger Flesher-Sonnier. "Throwing an axe is a hugely satisfying, fun and easy experience. It's about momentum, not strength."
Those concerned about the combination of drinking and axes need not worry: Kick Axe's staff has TIPS certification (Training for Intervention Procedures), a skills-based training program to responsibly serve, sell, and consume alcohol. Guests who drink must agree to do so responsibly.
Axe-throwing is a game of skill where players hurl a dulled hatchet at a wooden bullseye, and Kick Axe is looking to capitalize as they plan to open additional locations in Philadelphia, Orlando and Washington, D.C.
A 75-minute axe-throwing session at Kick Axe costs $35 per person with online reservation. One-hour walk-in sessions are $28 per person.