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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.

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?

The length of time is determined by the size of the group. For example, for a group of 8 to 11 people it will take 2.5 hours, for a group with 12 people or more it will take 3 hours.

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

We would love you to come with your friends or on a date, although you will have to meet minimum group size requirements if walk-ins are not available.

What should I wear?

In the winter make sure you 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.

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 a 2 week cancellation notice in order to receive a refund on your deposit.

Can we bring our own food?

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your food or snacks.

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.

Can we bring our own axes?

No, due to our insurance policies, the only axes that can be used are the ones that we provide during the event.

Do you guys provide gift certificates?

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

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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 your axe throwing event online once you select your location.


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.


Jacquie L.

This was an amazing experience! Can't wait until I go again! Our trainer/coach was Justin and he did a fantastic job all around. I would recommend Bad Axe Throwing to anyone looking for a fun afternoon!


Jessica A.

Had a great time at Bad Axe Throwing for a friend's birthday. Lots of laughs and something different to do other than just getting drunk at a bar! Our coach/host, Justine, was great and helped us all become axe throwers extraordinaire!


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