Bad Axe Throwing targets Brooklyn for new location

Bad Axe Throwing is opening a new location in downtown Brooklyn and hosting a free open house weekend in September. Photo Credit: Bad Axe Throwing

And of course, with any axe-throwing venue, alcohol is involved.

Bad Axe Throwing is opening a new location in downtown Brooklyn and hosting a free open house weekend in September.
Bad Axe Throwing is opening a new location in downtown Brooklyn and hosting a free open house weekend in September. Photo Credit: Link Restaurant Group

Brooklyn is getting another "axe-treme" sport this fall.

Bad Axe Throwing, a Canadian company and club that is rapidly expanding in the United States, is opening a new location in downtown Brooklyn.

Much like Gowanus’ Kick Axe Throwing bar, Bad Axe Throwing gives groups a quick lesson on how to throw the blades at a target inside a stall and then releases them to compete against each other.

And of course, alcohol is involved with about 50 craft beers on tap.

Regular throwers can enter a league and vie for the axe-throwing world championships.
Regular throwers can enter a league and vie for the axe-throwing world championships. Photo Credit: Bad Axe Throwing

Regular throwers at Bad Axe Throwing Brooklyn can also become part of the competitive, globally recognized World Axe Throwing League, which has its own world championship.

"[Brooklyn is] the heart of our target demographic — young professionals who want to have an unforgettable experience," said Bad Axe Throwing CEO Mario Zelaya. "There’s nothing more perfect than Bad Axe."

For its opening, between Sept. 6 and 8, the new hangout is holding a free open house with 50 percent off all beer and wine. All you need to do is RSVP on Facebook and show up to 430 Albee Square West between 5 and 11 p.m. on Sept. 6, noon and 11 p.m. on Sept. 7, or 2 and 9 p.m. on Sept. 8.

Shaye Weaver