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Get Answers to All of Your Axe Throwing Questions

Axe Throwing is a unique experience, so we’re sure you have questions. We have identified some of the most common things guests ask us to help you have a better idea of what you can experience at Detroit Axe. However, if you don’t see an answer to your question, we encourage you to contact your nearest location where someone will be happy to help you.

1. What is indoor axe throwing?

Axe throwing as an indoor competitive sport has taken off in Canada over the past decade. Similar to darts, axe throwing is an individual sport played with and against other members of a group. Individuals throw 1.5 lb. axes at wooden targets marked with a bullseye and score points based on where on the target they stick the axe.

2. How much does it cost?

There are essentially 2 ways to enjoy Detroit Axe.

Walk-Ins: All walk-in participants are given an overview of our safety protocol as well as throwing instruction. Following this introduction, guest will commence axe throwing.  A walk-ins $20 per person for the hour.

A reservation guarantees your group their own arena for their reserved time slot for 90 minutes. When you are here for your reservation, your time is your own, but typically we like to facilitate a digitally scored tournament for your group, with a champion emerging at the end.

A reservation is $40/person, with a minimum of 5 people for a private arena, groups of 1-4 will be paired with other small groups for their reservation time. Reservations can be made here and require a 10% deposit. Each reservation of 1-10 people guarantees your group one arena (2 targets). Each reservation of 11-20 people guarantees your group of up to 20 two arenas (4 targets).

3. Can you drink alcohol and throw axes?

Drinking alcohol is STRICTLY PROHIBITED while throwing axes!  Patrons can consume alcohol before or after in the concourse or lounge but NEVER in the axe throwing area that is clearly marked with a yellow line.  No alcohol will be permitted beyond this line.

4. What is the minimum age to throw axes?

The minimum age to throw axes at Detroit Axe is 14 with a guardian.

5. How long does a session last?

Walk-ins are an hour long throwing experience.

Reservations are based on a 90 minute time frame. 

For group reservations over 30 people, we encourage you to email or contact the location specifically.

6. Will someone show us what to do?

Absolutely! Our professional axe masters are among the best in the industry. Each arena will have a dedicated axe master there to help coach you to victory and to keep everyone safe. We also will help you keep track of your scores. 

7. How many people can do this?

There can be up to 12 people throwing in one arena at any time. We encourage you to make a reservation for your group to ensure there is enough room for you and your friends or family. 

8. Do you have leagues?

Yes! Visit our Leagues page to learn more and to sign up. 

9. Can I rent the whole space?

Yes, for more information check out our Special Events.

10. Are Closed toe shoes required for axe throwing?


11. Is there food?

Yes! Detroit Axe Ferndale shares a full menu with The Corner – Grill, Bar and Gameroom with the other locations offering menus specific to each. You can eat dinner right at your axe throwing lane during your experience. There is always a bartender to take orders and on weekends we have a server taking care of guests on the floor.

If you are looking to have a large group party and are interested in our food packages, you can email for a comprehensive list of our package offerings!