6 Local Axe Throwing Spots to Try
The unconventional pastime is quickly becoming a favorite throughout Philadelphia’s suburbs.
Photo courtesy of Stumpy's Hatchet House.
This axe throwing chain has locations throughout the region, including one in King of Prussia and another in Philadelphia. A two-hour session starts at $39.99, with 15 minutes dedicated to training for first time throwers. The remaining time is dedicated to perfecting your newly-learned skills. Bonus: Both the King of Prussia and Philadelphia locations are BYOB.
1020 W. 8th Ave., King of Prussia; 1719 Washington Ave., Philadelphia.
As Kennett Square’s only neighborhood axe throwing range, the Chop Shop offers both recreational and competitive throwing. A team of coaches will train you in the best techniques, so you’ll be a pro in no time. Chop Shop has partnered with The Creamery to provide libations and small bites. Pricing starts at $25 for an hour and $40 for two hours.
401 Birch St., Kennett Square.
West Chester’s Tilted Axes teaches visitors how to throw an axe in a casual, urban atmosphere. Plus, you can enjoy a number of other activities like a full dance floor, pool tables and video games. Sessions typically last around two hours and start at $38.99. You have the option to BYOB or have beer and wine delivered from Saloon 151.
19 Hagerty Blvd., West Chester.
Axe throwing originally took off competitively in rural Canada. The team behind Urban Axes wanted to bring the sport to a more metropolitan area, as the name suggests. This Kensington-based spot, which is 21-plus, specializes in large group events, from team building to bachelor or bachelorette parties, with dedicated walk-in hours. Bookings start at $38. BYOB.
2019 E. Boston St., Philadelphia.
Stumpy’s has been a big name in the axe throwing business since 2015 when Stuart and Kelly Josberger and their close friends Mark and Trish Oliphant started an impromptu game of axes. Since then, they’ve expanded across the country and landed in Lancaster and Bucks counties and will debut two new locations in Chester and Montgomery counties. Prices starts at $25 an hour for groups of one to four and $40 for two hours for groups of five or more.
At Throw House, instructors instill the competitive spirit within visitors, which carries into the experience. Each lane consists of two targets, so you can go head-to-head with your closest friends. Lanes can accommodate groups of one to 24 people for $39.99 a person. This location is a BYOB for food and beverage. Afterwards, play a round of giant Jenga to keep the competition going.
1121 Ivy Hill Road, Philadelphia.