There is nothing I like more than getting a group of good friends together and having a fun night out. But what does one do these days? Escape the Room is so 2016. Bowling is so third grade. Movies? You can’t talk to anyone. So? Axe throwing!
I’ve been dying to try axe throwing since I read about it a few months back. When Bury the Hatchet opened in Greenpoint, Brooklyn I immediately reached out to them and asked if I could come and try it. Lucky for me – they not only said yes, but invited me to bring a dozen equally lumberjack-y friends with me.
Since Brooklyn is a bit of a drive for us, we decided to make a night of it. We went to an amazing restaurant, had some drinks, and then headed over to Bury the Hatchet. There was plenty of street parking and tons to do – both before and after – in the area.
As we entered the lively waterfront environment we couldn’t help but get excited. We were greeted by a very friendly “axe master” who walked us to our “lane”.
He went over safety rules and split us in to groups. Additionally, he had each couple take a turn and coached us on how to throw the axe (it was not intuitive and it was not easy!). He then stayed there for moral support and coached us again. And again. And again. Each of us. He.was.VERY.Patient. It wasn’t hard, just all about form. Which none of us had. Ha! As axe throwing ingénues we simply needed a lot of help. But we were ok with this, because it was so much freaking fun.
While we each hit the wooden target several times, we were cracking up and amusing ourselves so much we didn’t really care. There was plenty of down time to hang out and socialize and the music was fantastic. I could not have done better if I created the playlist myself – 80s, 90s, my kind of hatchet hurling jams.
Besides the axe throwing lanes, there were plenty of loungy couches, outlets galore to charge your phone, and a ton of fun picture taking opportunities.
This was definitely an unorthodox night out – which made it so much more fun. Several of us discussed the “winter axe throwing league” email we received the following day with stars in our eyes… if only. I want to go back. Like – kind of right now…
I loved everything about Bury the Hatchet. From the rustic atmosphere to the actual sport involved. Plus, I was in comfortable footwear AND out on a Saturday night! I didn’t mind the drive into Brooklyn either. In fact it was more of a unique adventure because it was out of our normal “going out” radius!
It really was a great way to spend a night. Because, if you’ve been paying attention, we got to HURL AXES! Yet again, all this time, I erroneously thought yoga was the answer…
If you’re looking for something different for your next date night, group activity, or corporate team building I highly suggest Bury the Hatchet. Then, after trying it, let me know if you also want a membership to WATL for the holidays, because… I kind of do…
Speaking of WATL – congratulations to the Bury the Hatchet team for coming in second and third place last weekend in the 2018 WATL World Axe Throwing Championship in Chicago! Just wait – I’m coming next year!