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Frequently Asked Questions

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How much is it?

Our prices vary from $35.00 - $44.25 + taxes per person.

To find out which rate applies to you and your group please visit Axe Throwing Costs.

What are the minimum and maximum group sizes for events?

The minimum and maximum number of people we can accommodate vary by location, please see our location pages ( for more information. You may also contact us directly for the maximum number of people we can accommodate.

Do you offer walk-ins?

Yes, we do offer walk-ins for those who just want to drop in or don't have a large enough group for a dedicated event. Our walk-in schedule is updated weekly and we encourage people to check the schedule 2 hours before they're planning on visiting as it is subject to change.

What are the hours of operation?

Bad Axe is open 7 days a week, by appointment only.  Since we’re extremely busy, we encourage you to book at least 2 months in advance, especially on weekends.

How can I pay?

We only accept credit cards at this time.

Can I get a deal if I pay cash?

Unfortunately not. We're good citizens that like to pay our taxes.

When should I book? How far in advance?

If you are looking to book on a weekend, then you should book at least 4-6 weeks in advance.  If you are looking to book on a weekday, then you should book at least 1-3 weeks in advance.

How long does it take?

Events are typically 1.5-2 hours long.

Can I come with a couple of friends or a date?

We would love you to come in with your friends or on a date. To get a dedicated coach, you must book an event and meet minimum group size requirements. Alternatively, we offer walk-ins for locations; please check the walk-in schedule for availability.

What should I wear?

We do require everyone who throws to wear closed-toed shoes. In the winter we recommend you make sure to wear layers because it gets a little cold, but other than that just wear something comfortable.

Do you guys provide all the equipment?

Yes, we supply all materials and equipment including the axes.

Can my kids do this?

All locations (except Chicago) allow kids to participate provided they can throw the axe in a safe manner and their guardian or parent is present.

In Chicago the minimum age to participate is 18.

Due to licensing, in the Wembley, London location the minimum age is 8.
In Croydon the minimum age to participate is 18.

Can we take pictures or videos?

Yes you can most certainly take pictures and videos and in fact we encourage it!

Do you guys have a league?

Yes, we run leagues!

Check out the Axe Throwing League section of our website for more details.

What are the axe throwing rules?

The rules will be explained to you during the orientation speech prior to your event.

Can't wait? Check out our post on urban axe throwing rules: how it works & fun games.

What if I have to cancel?  What’s your policy?

We require 2 weeks notice to modify/reschedule events. Any cancellations will be given credit towards a future date, which is valid for 2 years.

Can we bring our own food?

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your food or snacks. For San Francisco food policy: Please Contact us directly.

Is there an age limit?

We do not have an age limit, but there is a strength restriction. If we feel that a person is not strong enough to throw the axe in a safe manner, then we will not let them throw. For Chicago and Croydon locations you must be 18+ years old to enter the facility.

Due to licensing, in the UK the minimum age is 8. (Only applies for Wembley)

Can we bring our own axes?

Yes you may bring your own axe. As long as it is in good condition and is WATL compliant.

Do you guys provide gift certificates?

Yes, we provide gift certificates that make a great gift!

Please Contact us directly

Do you guys supply plates, forks and knives?

No, we do not provide any eating utensils.  That is the responsibility of the group to bring their own if they are planning to bring food.

Do you guys have a fridge to put drinks?

Yes, we have a mini-fridge that drinks and food can be placed in.

Do you guys have music or should we bring our own?

Yes, we have a bluetooth speaker. We can play any specific kind of music at your request.

Will someone show us how to throw the axe before we start?

Yes, there will be a brief orientation at the beginning of your event where you will be shown the proper way to throw the axe.

Can people come and just watch or do they have to pay still?

Yes, people are more than welcome to come and cheer on their friends and family at no additional cost to them.

Is it safe?  Has anyone ever gotten hurt?

We have never had anyone hurt or injured in any way.  It is completely safe and we are very strict in making sure that everyone is throwing the axes in a safe manner.

Is there an axe throwing location near me?

We have locations all across Canada and the United States.

Check out our locations page for a listing of locations.

How can I book an axe throwing event?

You can book an event once you select your location.



Alex was our instructor, he did a killer job of teaching us how to throw the axe properly while keeping a good flow over the course of what was a few hours, I was never bored. After learning what to do and everyone had some practice we got into a couple different games. This truly is a fun time, darts on STEROIDS! Go do it.



A group of us went out for a ladies night and tried Bad Axe Throwing. We had such a great time! We split into 2 teams & played different games. The instructor was great, taking time to show us properly what to do. 2.5 hours went by fast. I would recommend everyone to try this out!


James B.

Bad Axe Throwing in Burlington did a fantastic job with our team building exercise. Alex was a friendly and effective instructor, by the end of the session everyone was throwing with good results. I would definitely recommend this site, as it is small and when book an event you basically have the entire place to yourself. The entire experience was great.


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