5 Best Axe Throwing In Philadelphia, PA

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Written By Michael Culligan

With over 12 years of experience in Oregon's forestry industry, I have established myself as a skilled and knowledgeable lumber professional. As a passionate competitor in local timbersports events, I have consistently ranked among the top lumberjacks in my area. I take great pride in meticulously maintaining an extensive collection of restored vintage axes. I personally test every axe I review by using it to fell and chop up oak firewood on my land.

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While Philadelphia isn’t short of things you can do, axe throwing is something you should definitely try when in Philly. They have some of the best axe-throwing arcades with world-class amenities, you’re bound to have a good time!

Here are some spots to check out:

1. Urban Axes

Overview of Services

Urban Axes is an indoor axe throwing facility. It all starts with a briefing on safety and other instructions regarding throwing by their axeperts. Then they supervise you as you throw on your own. They also keep your score and guide you during the throwing should you need any assistance.

Key Features

  • They accept walk-ins for groups of 6 or less if they have space
  • For groups more than 6, you need to make a pre-booking
  • They can accommodate up to 150 people
  • They have leagues that offer 8-weeks of axe throwing
  • You can host parties and corporate events here
  • The minimum age for entry is 21 years
  • Closed-toe shoes are a requirement


  • “Came here with a group of 4, including myself, and surprisingly had a great time.”-Yelp
  • “Love this place! Super reasonable prices, awesome and helpful staff, chill atmosphere, good background music, and fun times!”
  • “I’m so glad I decided to celebrate at Urban Axes and I would recommend it to anyone willing to listen”-Yelp


2019 E Boston St Philadelphia, PA 19125

Website – https://urbanaxes.com/philadelphia/

2. Bury The Hatchet

Overview of Services

Bury The Hatchet offers indoor axe throwing in an urban setting. They have multiple axe throwing lanes where everyone gets a turn to throw. First, you get a short tutorial on instructions and safety rules for 15minutes. Then you can throw one person per lane while others wait for their turns.

Key Features

  • They offer walk-ins based on availability
  • Reservations are recommended and definitely needed for groups of more than 10
  • They offer 1-hour and 2-hour sessions
  • You have to be older than 10 in order to play but some locations require you to be above 16years. Please call them to confirm
  • You can host events of up to 90 people here depending on your location
  • They have leagues that you can follow via the League page on their website
  • Picture taking is allowed


  • “My group of 11 had a great time on a Saturday night at this location. Special thank you to Ellie for your assistance and patience with this confused bunch”-Yelp
  • “If you’re looking for something different to do with your group this is the place to go”-Yelp
  • “Went for a friend’s birthday on a Tuesday night. Love that it’s BYO for food and drinks. It was clean and organized”-Yelp


1719 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146

(Just above Good Shepard Day Care, across from Auto Zone)

Website – https://burythehatchet.com/

3. Kick Axe Throwing

Overview of Services

Once you enter their indoor axe throwing area, your group will be paired with one of their instructors. The instructors will tell you about safety rules and how to throw for about 15 minutes. After that, you can throw axes as the instructors guide you and keep your score.

Key Features

  • They have comfortable furniture in the throwing area where you can relax while your friends throw
  • They have a bar that carries wine, beer, and cocktails
  • They cater to all kinds of events; birthdays, bachelorettes, and more
  • You can also bring people that don’t want to throw, they can relax and drink at the bar
  • Walk-ins are welcome depending on availability
  • All experiences are private
  • You need to arrive 15-20 minutes before your start time

Review Comments

  • “Fun atmosphere and great service.” -Google reviews
  • “What a fun experience! Highly recommend to all locals and tourists!!”-Yelp
  • “So much fun! Don’t let those axe throwing videos where they fling back scare you, bc the staff here makes sure you are throwing properly.”-Yelp


232 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Website – https://www.kickaxe.com/philly

4. Chopper’s Hatchet House

Overview of Services

Once you get to the venue, you will check in once your entire group arrives and complete your waiver forms. You will then be taken to a lounge where you can sit and relax or play video games while the team sets up the arena for you. Once the arena is ready your coach will take you there and explain the rules. Then you can throw after a few initial practice throws.

Key Features

  • No age limit, children can play as long as they are accompanied by an adult
  • Children 13 and under are free
  • Walk ins are accepted based on availability
  • Closed toe shoes are a must
  • You must bring a valid photo ID if above 18
  • Refrigerators are provided
  • You can bring your own food
  • They host private parties and corporate events
  • They have a mobile unit for parties and other events


  • “Super fun and nice staff. Loved the experience! Lots of other games to play too!”-Yelp
  • “This location was able to accommodate just 2 people and for a really good price”-Yelp
  • “The bathrooms are extremely clean, as well as the rest of the facility”-Yelp


1490 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Website – https://www.choppershh.com/

5. Speed Raceway

Overview of Services

While Speed Raceway is known for it’s go-karting, they also have an indoor axe throwing arena. You get 2 hours with 2 lanes for up to 10 people. There you can practise axe throwing after an initial briefing from their instructors.

Key Features

  • You need to book in advance via their website for groups of more than 10
  • Walk ins are accepted depending on availability
  • Closed toe, comfortable shoes are a must!
  • You can host private parties here
  • Participants must be 16 years or older to participate
  • Are are super inclusive to everyone


  • “The staff was really friendly and the axe throwing was amazing”-Yelp
  • “This place was perfect for some nice family fun for all ages”-Yelp
  • “It’s huge and certainly offers something for everyone”-Yelp


200 Blair Mill Rd Ste 100 Horsham, PA 19044

Website – https://speedraceway.com/axe-throwing/

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does axe throwing cost?

Axe throwing costs around $30 per person depending on the location.

How long does axe throwing take?

Axe throwing takes between 1 to 2 hours per session. Make sure you allow enough time to go through any instructions and safety protocols beforehand.

So if you ever want a break from the happenings of the city and let the rage out, head on over to one of these axe throwing places for a good time!