Axe Throwing in Chicago
Public axe throwing is available for online reservations of 2+ people. With a public reservation, your group will have a guaranteed time slot while throwing axes and competing with other groups. Walk-in lanes for axe throwing are welcome based on availability.
Your “axe-pert” coach will first demonstrate the different ways to throw an axe, make sure everyone can throw in the axe lanes safely, and then will allow the people in your group to make their first attempts.
EXPERIENCE AXE THROWING
Don’t get discouraged if your first few throws bounce off the target and land on the floor. It’s a little different and can take some time to figure out how to make it stick. Once you do, though, it can be addictive. After everyone understands the basics, your coach will lead your group through a series of games. Your score is based on where you hit the target, and there’s an almost endless series of games you can play individually or as a team.
This cutting-edge craze can actually draw its roots all the way back to 400-500 AD when the first axes were thrown in hunting and combat. And while few things are as impressive as sticking a sharp blade in a wooden target.
Once you get started, you’ll likely want to try it again, and if you’re really serious, you can even join our seasonal axe throwing league.
Since safety is our main priority, our team of Axe Coaches are constantly watchful. They will coach you along the way to make sure you learn the basics of safe axe throwing. Axe throwing gives you the chance to focus on your own skills and develop new ones. You can learn how to throw two-hand overhead, one hand to the side, or underhanded. Each method offers a bit of a different sensation.
Axe throwing is all the rage right now, and it’s fun for everyone – men, women, young, and old. You can even BYOB (Bring Your Own Blade).
Actually, in some locations, you can actually bring the bottle, too!
Your Axe Throwing Coach will also organize fun games and maybe even teach you some trick shots.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 13 OR OLDER. ANYONE UNDER 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR WHO MUST ALSO BE A PARTICIPANT. IF A GROUP HAS PARTICIPANTS THAT ARE UNDER 18 A MINIMUM RATIO OF ONE ADULT PER FOUR UNDER 18 PARTICIPANT IS REQUIRED. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR CLOSE-TOED SHOES. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A WAIVER. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING A VALID FORM OF ID.
AXE THROWING COACHES
Your friendly “axe-pert” Axe Coach will teach you and the others in your time slot how to throw axes with a variety of methods—two-hand overhead, one-hand, and underhand. Your coach will also encourage you to experiment with the different methods before settling into your preferred way to throw. Remember, professional axe throwers spend countless hours perfecting their technique, so there’s a good chance that the method that seems less natural now may actually become better over time.
The speedway was a blast, but the ax throwing with Lionel was the highlight of the day. From teaching us how to throw the ax to putting on some tunes to keep us pumped, he was the bomb! Great guy with a great attitude – def ask for Lionel! Thanks Lionel!!
Had a “Team Building” event with my work family. We had a wonderful outing! Not crowded at all — we went mid-day during the week (best time to go). Customer service was excellent ( Caitlin G., was our host; she was awesome and very helpful). The carts are super fast; the ax throwing is a change of pace and fun as well. Highly recommend for a fun time out with family and/or friends!
WONDERFUL place! We went on a Thursday to avoid the weekend crowd! Shak and John were AWESOME! Axe throwing and racing both were the perfect ways to let off some steam. If you have a competitive streak, go with a friend and keep score during the axe throwing games. Good value package for axe throwing and racing combo. I’ll definitely be going back!
“I have been wanting to do this forever!!! Finally, I found some ladies to go with me…woo hoo! Our instructor was Coach Caleb and he was awesome. He showed us a few tricks and just let us go at it! Once we got the hang of it, Caleb showed us some games…and there was a little friendly competition. It is so much fun!!! And once you get the hang of it… and you make a bullseye…you feel pretty darn great let me tell ya!!!
I highly recommend it for any day of the week whether you are alone (maybe take out some frustrations) or with friends. It’s a great stress reliever for sure…I know, because I needed it!!! I think it’s a unique evening out with the guys, gals, or couples. It can also be a great family activity for kids 13+. You won’t be disappointed!
In case you don’t know, this is at the indoor speedway. There is a restaurant and bar inside as well and there is ample parking. Plus, they give a veteran discount (thank you bunches).”
What a great find! Totally unplanned, we discovered this fun, locally owned axe- throwing bar and more. Sky was terrific tending bar and Brian was a super throwing coach/ server. We were just visiting the area from Baltimore but highly recommend this to folks living in Chicago.
For our company outing we decided to do a private axe throwing event. Some people were not sure what to expect. But it was so much fun that now everyone wants to do it again.
I am not an athlete so I thought I would be bad axe throwing, but the axe coach was patient and friendly. It was so much fun that I am even thinking about joining the league!
Who would have known that throwing axes was so much fun! I was not bad at axe throwing after all – they provided coaching and after a few practice throws I was hitting the target
Turns out my wife is a real ‘bad axe’ after all. I did not do too bad myself. What a great time!
Urban axe throwing is a great stress reliever, especially for a women, because all you have to think about is that target. I am looking forward to join the WATL league here!
Great way to spend a few hours doing different activities, especially if you have a competitive group. Axe throwing games were extremely fun.
My friends and I went there for a bachelor party and we had an amazing time! The karts and axes are why we went there, but the friendly staff and the great experience are why we’re coming back!
The price is so worth it!! High speed fun. Axe throwing, an arcade and a bar. Recommend for any group looking for fast fun.
COVID-19: Sanitation stations were everywhere and all employees seemed to adhere to safety policies. Had a wonderful time & I’m sure anyone that visits will say the same.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We were in town for a baseball tourney and were looking for some indoor fun. This place was “Covid” ready, with sanitizers and social distancing enforced. All employees were safety conscious and very helpful.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We had a great time! The staff was friendly. And as far as COVID goes, everything was safe. They had to ask some women to leave who were not following the mask guidelines. Great place.
Great time with the family. They have taken extreme caution to keep the place clean, required face masks and had plenty hand sanitizer. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My boyfriend and I came in for our one year anniversary and a blast! The staff was extremely helpful since it was our first time in! They’re keeping things super clean and safe from racing to COVID-19. Definitely a fun and family friendly place! We’ll be back!
AXE THROWING LEAGUES
COMPETE TO EARN A SPOT IN THIS YEAR’S TOP CASH PRIZE OF $25,000!!
Axe throwing leagues run for 8 weeks. You will be allowed practice throws and warm up (be there on time or early). Your score for each throw will be tallied and recorded. This will ensure that your ranking you based on your skills at hitting the bullseye and "kill shots" to get top scores.
The top scorers will then make it to the Championship Round in week 8 to determine the Regional WATL Champion!
Competition builds character, but it can be hard to draw the line. At Accelerate, we believe racing is the ultimate way to let loose, have fun, and build lasting memories along the way. Our popular Blindfold Challenge, Pit Crew Challenge, or Grand Prix formats are sure to bring your team together