This New Brooklyn Bar Teaches Patrons To Throw Axes
Kick Axe is a new NYC sports club that lets customers try their hand at axe-throwing while enjoying their drinks
It can be difficult for bars to remain trendy and relevant in a competitive market like New York City. For this new Brooklyn sports club, one way to bring in the crowds is to pair beer with a game of axe-throwing. At Kick Axe, there are 10 metal-caged axe ranges in which customers are assigned an “axe-pert” who provides basic throwing lessons and goes through safety guidelines to make sure no one gets hurt, including keeping drinks away from the ranges.
Time in the range costs $35 per person for 75 minutes, and parties of eight can reserve their own ranges. As the main feature is the axe-throwing, the refreshments are limited to canned beer and basic wines with a few snacks. Still, the draw is the ability to throw an axe at a wooden target and hear the satisfying crunch of metal breaking wood.
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Joanne is a writer focused on how technology is shaping art, politics and society. She currently contributes to Medium’s technology-focused opinion magazine, The Message, and is writing a book on privacy and Internet culture. Previously, she was the editor of Rhizome at the New Museum. This year, she received the Arts Writing Fellowship Award and was named as a fellow at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, given to an emerging writer in the digital arts. Joanne has also collaborated on the award-winning proposal to develop workshops for building private networks for the Digital Media and Learning Competition’s Trust Challenge. Her writing has been featured in Domus, Dissent, Frieze, the Baffler, Modern Painters, WIRED, the Los Angeles Times, Saturated Space, Dirty Furniture, the Boston Globe and n+1.