2019 E Boston St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 / website
In a warehouse on Boston Street you can throw axes at giant bullseyes painted on plywood. It is all very legit and fun. You know how you take your kids to a birthday party and there are party people entertaining them and making sure they have the best. day. ever.? That is what the AXPERTS do for you at Urban Axes. At the front desk you get a warm greeting and then you are handed over to your AXPERT. The AXPERTS are your teachers, your cheerleaders, and your biggest fans.
This is a great date night or girls night out option. The night we first went was in honor of a fundraising event for By My Side. It was parents on the loose with axes all in support of a good cause. But really the warehouse is set up safely with each ax throwing duo in their own stall.
Most people are throwing hatchet sized axes but you will see the more experienced staff members throw Paul Bunyan style long-handled axes. So next time you are stumped on what to do check out Urban Axes.
If you are a “joiner” Urban Axes has weekly ax throwing leagues.
You must wear closed toe shoes.
All participants must be 21 or older.
They are a cashless so make sure you bring your credit or debit card.
The bathrooms are porta potties so make good choices.
It is BYOB.
If you are not familiar with the Kensington neighborhood I suggest you grab a bite at Martha before or after ax throwing and make a night of it.