Enjoy an Evening at Our Axe-Throwing Bar
From League Competition to Parties, We Offer it All
The Axe and Ale’s Fort Collins, CO axe-throwing bar is the perfect place to reconnect with old pals, break tired routines, and engage in competitive play. Our bar combines the primal joys of hurling sharp axes at a stationary target with social engagement by offering food, drink, and plenty of axes. Axe throwing is growing in popularity, and we’re proud to deliver our brand of the sensation to our customers. There’s no shame in admitting you don’t know much about axe throwing! We’ll do our best to answer your questions below. If you have any others, feel free to reach out to our team today.
How much does it cost?
Pricing is $25 per person per hour.
Do I Need to Make a Reservation?
No, but we recommend it. While we can accommodate walk-ins, we are busy, especially on the weekends. Because we host large parties – such as bachelor or bachelorette gatherings – it’s not uncommon to see fully-packed throwing lanes. As a result, making a reservation is your best bet to ensure you get a lane for you and your friends.
Can You Host Large Events?
Yes! The Axe and Ale is the perfect place for a range of social engagements. In the past, we’ve made bachelor and bachelorette parties the stuff of dreams, hosted corporate events and birthday parties, and even decorated our lanes to fit themes. Axe throwing is the perfect way to build camaraderie among your fellow guests. If you’re interested, use our request a special event tool to set one up.
I Had Fun on My Last Visit. Do You Have Leagues?
Not only is axe throwing an excellent way to build bonds with your friends, but it’s also a fun way to exercise your competitive spirit. Axe-throwing leagues are another way to not only socialize – but win! If you’ve grown tired of playing softball, bowling, or darts, give axe throwing a shot.
How Does Axe Throwing Work?
Think of axe throwing as oversized, loud darts. Each line includes a bullseye target with a red dot in the center. Around the red dot is a corkboard circle. Around that, a black circle and another corkboard circle. Finally, there’s a red circle. You get six points for hitting the bullseye, four points for the second ring, three points for the third, two for the fourth, and one for the fifth ring. Finally, there’s a “kill shot,” which is a small target available only during the fifth and tenth throws. You must “call your shot” and hit the mark to earn eight points. Also, ask our team about these additional games:
- Around the World
- Humans vs. Zombies
Do You Offer Food and Drink Options?
Yes! Part of the fun is drinking and eating. We’ve worked hard to create a social environment where patrons can use the fun of hurling axes as a way to engage with their friends. Because we offer both axe throwing and food, The Axe and Ale is also a perfect place for a unique first date. No matter what kind of gathering you’re planning, our seemingly endless array of imbibing and eating options will make the evening even better.
Are There Health Benefits to Axe Throwing?
Believe it or not, axe throwing is good for more than fun and socialization – it’s great exercise! Hurling axes, first and foremost, is a tremendous stress reliever. Those with challenging jobs and tricky lives can retreat to The Axe and Ale. Physically, throwing axes strengthens several crucial muscle groups, such as your core, shoulders, lats, and legs. If you’ve been looking for a fun way to get in shape, joining an axe-throwing league could be a great way to do so. It won’t even feel like exercise.
What Should I Wear to My Event?
Comfort and safety should be first on your mind. Don’t try to throw axes in a business suit and nice loafers. Instead, leave the work clothing at home. Athletic clothing isn’t required, but it doesn’t hurt. At the very least, wear loose, cool clothing. Doing so gives you more range of motion, which will help you hit the target more consistently. On the safety front, we DO NOT allow patrons to wear open-toed footwear, like sandals, for their safety. Try to wear shoes that have good tread on them. The tread will provide solid footing when you step toward the target.
Is Axe Throwing Safe?
Yes, it is. But we still take precautions. Because axes are potentially dangerous, we need to make sure you throw them safely. There are reinforced chain-link dividers between each lane, which prevents errant throws from going into adjacent lanes. Before your party begins throwing axes, one of our team members can give you a run-through of proper technique. Some of the basics include standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and square with the target using a two-handed grip to start. Throw directly over your head and step forward with your non-dominant hand. Aim a foot over the bullseye and listen for the THWACK!
Contact Us Today for a Memory-Filled Evening of Axe Throwing
The Axe and Ale want to make your next group outing one you’ll never forget. Axe throwing is fun for beginners and experts alike, and our welcoming, fun-filled environment combine to create memories that last a lifetime. Please note, because of the slight dangers involved with throwing axes, we do not allow participants under the age of 14. Also, we have a two-drink maximum to create a safer environment for our customers. Lastly, we ask you to be safe with the hatchets! Contact us today to discover first-hand the joys of throwing axes at a corkboard target.