Where To Go Axe Throwing in Metro Detroit

Relieve some stress and test your axe-throwing skills at these nine area spots.
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Axe throwing isn’t just for lumberjacks anymore. Over the last couple of decades, this unique sport has been gaining popularity — and with axe throwing bars and businesses cropping up all over the metro Detroit area, including these nine locations, it’s easier than ever to it a try.

Axe Ventura

Book one hour of axe throwing for $35 per person or two hours for $60 per person on one of the 12 lanes offered at this spot. Reservations are recommended for specific dates and times, but walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first served basis. They serve beer, wine, seltzers, and mixed drinks, too. 332 Maynard St., Ann Arbor; axe-ventura.com.

BATL Novi

This premier axe throwing bar can host parties of two people to as many as 135 people. Make reservations up to three days in advance or walk-in on the same day. Each available package will teach you how to throw. Ask how to play special throwing games like Blackjack or Around The World. 44175 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi; batlgrounds.com.

Detroit Axe

Detroit Axe boasts being Michigan’s first “wholly dedicated axe throwing venue,” and features 12 throwing lanes as well as a giant throne for photo ops. Detroit Axe East offers a bar, while the locations in Ferndale and Corktown offer food, drinks, and board games, to round out the evenings. Walk-in for $25 on a first-come, first-served basis, make a reservation for a private lane, or join a league. You must be at least 14 years old to participate.  Locations at The Corner in Ferndale, Partridge Creek Mall in Clinton Township, and The Yard in Corktown; detroitaxe.com.  

Full Throttle Adrenaline Park

Rather than a wooden bullseye, the premium axe throwing experience at Full Throttle offers more than 20 digital targets to choose from. In addition, enjoy go-karting, virtual reality, and a rage room. Online reservations are highly encouraged. Order a cocktail from the bar, single-serve appetizers and pizza, or snacks from the front desk. 42705 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights; gofullthrottle.com.

Hub Stadium

For $100 an hour up to four people can throw real axes at an interactive target. Add another $100 for eight people in one of the VIP stalls. In addition to axe throwing, try football bowling, and a golf simulator. Plus, a happy hour menu filled with bar food. You must be 18 years old or older to participate. Reserve your spot online. 2550 Innovation Drive, Auburn Hills; auburnhills.thehubstadium.com. 

Legacy 925

Axe Social at Legacy 925 offers five full throwing bays along with a lounge area, full kitchen, and bar service for ages 12 and up (kids must be accompanied by an adult. Axe throwing isn’t the only draw though. You’ll also find bowling, go-karts, a trampoline playground, laser tag, escape rooms, and more. 925 North Lapeer Road, Oxford; thelegacy925.com.  

Legendary Axe

Book a private lane in advance or walk-in. Thursday and Sunday axe throwing is $19.99 per person and Friday-Saturday axe throwing is $24.99. In addition to axe throwing and games, this spot has a full bar and lounge along with a menu of small bites. Photo ops, too. 37550 Cherry Hill Road, Westland; legendaryaxethrowingdetroit.com.

The Axe Parlor

“Unleash your inner John Wick” for $15 per person for a half-hour session or $30 per person for a full hour. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are offered based on availability. Any throwers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. They offer snacks, pop, beer, seltzer, wine coolers for sale. If you really love the game, sign up for one of their leagues. 30959 Five Mile Road, Livonia; theaxeparlor.com.  

The Tailgate Garage

This spot offers football bowling, a virtual gun range, golf simulator, bubble soccer, a ropes course, cornhole, and much more. Their axe throwing features games you can play. They also offer a food and drink menu that includes appetizers, sandwiches, flatbreads, and pizza as well as adult drinks and slushies. 43335 Michigan Ave., Canton; thetailgategarage.com.