If you’ve ever thought any of the following:
- I love darts… I wish there was something bigger and sharper I could throw competitively at a target, though.
- Why don’t more intramural leagues in Philly let me wear street clothes and eat pizza while I’m playing?
- I don’t spend enough time in converted warehouses in Kensington.
- Axe puns are great. I should use more axe puns.
…then you should probably continue reading.
Urban Axes is a new competitive axe-throwing spot in Kensington and unlike anything I’ve experienced before.
There are heaps of intramural sports leagues in the city where you can play everything from kickball to cornhole to volleyball to broomball to ultimate frisbee. But, apparently, in Canada, the trendy move is axe-throwing leagues. And you know what I always say,
“If it’s trendy in Canada, sign me up.”
This got me in heaps of trouble during the poutine shortage of 2014, but that’s another story entirely.
I schlepped up to Kensington with beau in tow to check out the scene and we were promptly introduced to our Axe-pert (if this job sounds perfect to you, UrbanAxes is hiring!) who quickly showed us the ropes (REALLY quickly. Like… 2 minutes. This isn’t rocket science.) And then, it was throwin’ time.
You may have a few questions about how I went from gentle giantess to axe-throwing Amazon in two minutes. Or just about Urban Axes. I’ll answer a few now:
- Wait. How can I do this exciting activity?!
Well, just hit up their website and click UrbanAxes – BOOK NOW. They offer axe adventures for the die-hard (leagues that run 8 weeks long) to newbs like myself (walk-in sessions every night except Monday and Wednesday!) Costs range from $20 for a 2 hour session to leagues for $120, and even some group events if you think this would make a great Bachelor party or potluck spot. Not good for a Sweet 16, though. Urban Axes is 21+ only!
- Did you just say potluck?!
I did! You can bring food, or have it delivered! We nibbled on some Federal Donuts and soft pretzels because I’m fairly sure axe-throwing requires carbo-loading. They even have refrigeration to keep your treats (or your drinks) chilly.
- DRINKS?! ADULT DRINKS?!
You bet. No hard alcohol, but they allow you to bring beer and wine. I know this may sound counter-intuitive (sharp objects + booze = ???) But their Axe-perts aren’t gonna let you get sloshed and toss axes. So be responsible.
If you have more questions about what to wear and how you get their and parking, check out theirUrbanAxes FAQ Page!
Their first leagues sold out, but they’re selling space for their October league already, so get moving!
2019 E Boston St, Philadelphia, PA 19125