Thunderbolt Axe Throwing

Time to Sharpen Those Axe-Hurling Skills

This Place Will Help You Do Just That

By Sarah Freeman ·
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As far as creative ways to spend a night go, throwing axes falls pretty high on the list.

It’s the new bowling.



Because here’s Thunderbolt Axe Throwing, Chicago’s newest arena for hurling sharp objects that’s open now in Portage Park. Here’s the slideshow.

And here’s where we address a few pressing matters that might be on your mind...

Can I just walk in and start throwing axes?
Pretty much. There’s a waiver involved, but they welcome solo axe throwers, axe-throwing date nights, axe-throwing family reunions... Your call, really. They even have wooden picnic tables and Jenga just because.

That sounds dangerous. The axes, not the Jenga...
Nah, not really. Keep the axe on your side of the chain-link fence that divides the 10 lanes. Stand behind the wooden podium when it’s not your turn. No axes near faces. You’ll get reminded of all this before picking up anything sharp.

Sure. Okay. But how can I take my axe-throwing career to the next level?
There’s a league for that. If you join, you get to tell everyone that you’re in an axe-throwing league.

All this talk of physical activity is making me hungry. Can I eat there?
Yes. But you have to BYO or order it from a nearby restaurant.

No. But maybe that’s for the best.
Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.


Thunderbolt Axe Throwing
4842 W Irving Park Rd
(near Cicero)
Chicago, IL, 60641


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