There aren’t many bars in New York where you receive an axe upon walking in—and it’s entirely legal. Hatchet and Hops, a Buffalo-based company, has opened a new location in a 3,000 square foot building in Williamsburg.
For the uninitiated, the game plays out like a game of darts (throwing sharp objects at a board for points!), but axe-throwing certainly ups the ante.
Each thrower gets their own dedicated axe during their session and an instructor will standby your station to offer safety instructions and slick tips on how to nail the bulls eye. Shockingly, you can also sip on booze, wine and cider while you play too, yep crushing local brewery beers while hurling sharp, heavy objects.
All visitors and instructors are required to wear masks for the duration of their session, but can take them off once seated at their tables.