What does an axe throwing session look like?

Enjoy a cocktail or craft beer upon arrival. We will make introductions to your axe coach when your party has arrived.

Each axe throwing session is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Your axepert will first discuss safety, axe throwing techniques, and rules of the game. Each guest will be allowed a few practice throws and then the games begin! 

Following your session, if you and your party wish to stay to enjoy another drink or order something from our food menu, feel free! Let your server know so he can direct you to a table.

What are the minimum and maximum group sizes for events?

There is no minimum group size for events. 

For all events of more than 12 people, our Special Events team will gladly assist you answer any questions and make a reservation. You can contact them by email book@liveaxe.com or call (888) 812-9060.  

Two full bars?

Of course! Live Axe provides a full bar with a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails, wines, and seltzers.

What are the hours of operation?

Monday-Thursday 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Saturday 1:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Sunday 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Do I need to book in advance? If yes, how much in advance?

We can not guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all walk-ins, therefore it is highly recommended to book in advance. 

We Recommend: 

We recommend you book 1-2 weeks in advance to ensure we can accommodate you. 

What should I wear?

Our only clothing requirement is closed-toed shoes; however, it is recommended to come with loose-fitted clothing in order to allow for a full range of movement.

Is axe-throwing child-friendly?

Kids aged 11 and up are allowed to throw until 7:00 PM (of course, under the immediate control of an adult). There must be one adult per 2 kids aged 11-14, and 15-17 just one adult. Unfortunately, kids under the age of 11 are not allowed on site. 

Is axe-throwing safe?

We are incredibly proud of our safety record! All axe throwing takes place under the direct supervision of our experienced axe-visors. In addition to them, we have numerous protective measures to ensure everyone’s safety. 

How much does it cost? What payment methods are accepted?

$50 Per person and 60 per person for couples – we also offer shared cages for 35 per person. We accept credit/debit cards and cash.

Is there food? Is there a place to sit and eat?

Absolutely. We have plenty of sitting areas tables and chairs and sofo’s were you can comfortably sit and enjoy one of our delicious items from the menu. 

What is your cancellation policy?

All parties are subject to the following:

Live Axe shall have no liability if a natural disaster, severe weather, government action, shortages of electricity or supplies, pandemics or any other event of force majeure that interferes with, prevents, or disrupts the event.

The reservation of space is a commitment on the part of Live Axe to hold the space and provide services which may include extensive planning necessary to prepare for the event. In the event that the guest cancels or reschedules the event, Live Axe shall have the right to retain all or a portion of the non refundable deposit to offset any losses or costs incurred to Live Axe.

Parties with < 12 guests are subject to:

  • one week in advance to cancel with no penalty

  • 10% attendee forgiveness

    • Reschedule within 30 days

    • If you are within one week of your event, your deposit is non-refundable but you can reschedule within 30 days

    Parties with >12 guests is considered a private event and are subject to:

    • 10% attendee forgiveness
  • Non refundable deposit

  • Reschedule within 2 weeks

Full or Partial Venue Buyouts are subject to:

  • Non refundable deposit

  • 3 weeks in advance to reschedule within 30 days

  • If you are within 3 weeks of your event, your deposit is non-refundable but you can reschedule within 2 weeks

  • 10% attendee forgiveness

I don’t want to throw. Can I just sit and watch?

If you do not wish to throw, no problem! Go to the bar and enjoy a refreshing cocktail while you wait for your party. However, you will not be able to enter the cage. 

How to throw an axe:

Step 1: Stance

 If you’re right-handed place your left foot in front of the battle line and place your right foot behind the line with both toes pointed toward the target. 

If you’re lefty, place your right foot north of the battle line and your right foot south of the divide. 

Square your chest and hips to the target and make any slight adjustments needed to feel comfortable and confident in your stance.

Step 2: Gripping

Find a comfortable grip with your dominant hand along the axe handle somewhere between the belly and throat of the axe. The blade of the axe should be pointed down range toward the target.

Gently wrap your other hand around your gripping hand with both thumbs pointed up and adjacent to each other supporting the back of the handle. 

With controlled effort draw the axe back over your head until the butt of the axe is resting in between your shoulder blades. 

Step 3: Wielding of the Axe

Keeping your eyes on the target’s center, allow your core to shift your body weight to your front foot while allowing your arms to release and wield the axe over your head toward the moment of release. This happens quickly and in one continuous motion. 

Release the axe with both hands near eye level and with your thumbs pointed up. Remember to keep your gaze fixed on the target’s bullseye. (Don’t overthink your release. Allow yourself some practice to find what works best for you.) 


The cost is $44.99/per person for the 75-minute range reservation. 

For private events & corporate pricing, please contact our Special Events team so they can assist you with all of your questions and reservations. You can contact them by email book@liveaxe.com or call (888) 812-9060.  

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96 Lafayette NYC 10013
Between White and Walker
Mon: Closed
Tues - Thurs: 4 PM - 10 PM
Fri: 1 PM - 11PM
Sat: 12 PM - 11 PM
Sun: 12 PM - 9 PM

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Mon: Closed
Tues/Wends: 4 PM – 11 PM
Fri: 5 PM – 12 AM
Sat: 1 PM – 12 AM
Sun: 1 PM – 9 PM