WANT TO KNOW MORE? CHECK OUT OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED AXE THROWING QUESTIONS

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No sweat, just give us a call at 614.221.1600 and we’ll answer as many questions you can throw at us. Or you can contact us here.

Where are you located?
We’re located in the heart of Downtown Columbus at 309 S 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215. If you’re not familiar with the area, we’re across the street from Grismer Tire and Auto, and half a block south of Dirty Franks, Late Night Slice, and 16-Bit.

When are you open?
We’re open Wednesday through Sunday for 1-2 hour reservations and walk-ins (Wednesday & Thursday 5pm – 10pm, Friday 5pm – 11pm, Saturday Noon – 11pm, Sunday Noon – 8pm).  A wider time range for large group events can be found in our scheduling calendar.  Don’t see a time that fits what you want? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to try and fit your group in – we’re confident that we can make just about any time or day work with at least 48 hours notice. You can also check our private event schedule here.

Do you have parking?
We don’t have our own parking lot, but there are meters throughout the area ($1/hour with a 3 hour max). Some side streets have cheaper options if you’re willing to walk a block or two. There are also several surface parking lots and garage options (Main St./4th St., Cherry/4th St. and 3rd St./Cherry)

Do I need a reservation? What if I just want to walk in?
Reservations are highly recommended to guarantee a lane for your group.  However, similar to a bowling alley, walk-ins are always welcome during our standard open hours as long as there is a throwing lane available. Wait times will vary depending on the day and time so make sure to check our online schedule to see if reservations are available. Don’t forget that special events and private parties are available  7 days a week for 10am – 10pm. Not seeing what you’re looking for? Contact us or call 614.221.1600.

Is there a wait list?
Cancellations are uncommon so if the time you’re looking for isn’t available on the website then you’ll most likely have to pick another.  Feel free to drop in or give us a call and try to get lucky but we can’t make any promises.

How do I make a Reservation?
Click here to view our online reservation tool. Use the calendar function to choose a date and time. Our system will walk you through the whole process.

How far in advance do I need a reservation?
Dueling Axes is first come first serve so if there is a day and time you really want, we recommend scheduling several weeks in advance. Weekends are pretty busy and fill up fast, so keep that in mind when planning your night out.  You can occasionally find an open slot on the same day but we recommend booking a reservation at least a couple days in advance or more if you have a large group.

What if I don’t see the time slot I want for my Reservation?
Not seeing what you’re looking for or have a special request? Contact us or call 614.221.1600. Deposits can be made online at check out, or over the phone. We can aslo double check availability to make sure you get the reservation you want.

Can I bring more people than we reserved ahead of time?
Additional group members can pay on site but we generally recommend no more than 6 people per lane. With more than 6 on a lane, you may not get to throw as much as you like. That being said, the more the merrier!

What if we’re late for our reservation?
We run a tight ship and there will probably be a group scheduled for your lane when your reservation is over.  Try not to be late or your time in the lane could get cut short.  We ask that all guests arrive at least 15 minutes before their reservation for a quick safety talk and coaching session.

Can I rent the whole place?
Absolutely! We would love to host your group outing, team-building event, or fundraiser.  Visit the Groups page for more information.  Call or email us for available reservation times, package pricing, and any special requests your group may have and our event coordinator will make sure your party goes off without a hitch.

Do you have Leagues?
Yes! Check out League information here.

What if I need to cancel?
We know things come up and life happens. We ask that you give us a 48 hours notice for cancellations and after that we’re always happy to help you reschedule to another available day or time.  We can also issue a gift certificate in the amount of your reservation for convenient use at a later date.

Can we bring our own drinks, beer or otherwise?
Absolutely! As long as you are of legal drinking age, you can bring your own beer or wine (sorry, no liquor). Of course you can bring in other beverages as well, such as water and soda. Safety is our single most important priority so if we decide that you’re too intoxicated to throw safely, you will not be allowed to throw, no exceptions.

Food and drink available for purchase?
We do not serve food or drinks but there are a wide variety of restaurants and pubs right down the street. We do have a vending machine with Pepsi products, water and Gatorade for convenience. We’re committed to being good neighbors so make sure to finish your night out with some of the best food and drink downtown Columbus has to offer right around the corner.

Can we bring our own food?
What could be better than pizza and throwing axes? We’re not sure either! Your group is welcome to bring any food you can think of.  Just make sure to bring plenty of napkins to clean and dry your hands before it’s your turn to throw.  There are also several restaurants right around the corner from us or you can make arrangements in advance to cater in.

Can I have food delivered?
Of course. In fact many of our local neighbors will deliver in their full menu options directly to your lane with no delivery fee. We even have their menus in our space for your convenience. Order food, bottled/canned beer, or bottles of wine. Want to see who our preferred local vendors are, check them out here. If you make an order using this option, don’t forget to request plates,utensils, cups, napkins and condiments.

Plates, utensils and napkins?
Unfortunately no, if you thought of bringing food then we’re betting you thought of how to dish it out.  We will have trashcans and recycling bins for when you’re done.

Fridge available?
We don’t have a fridge for you to keep drinks in but you can purchase your very own Dueling Axes koozie from the front desk.  Keep those beers cold before you arrive and we’ve got you covered after that!  Feel free to bring a small cooler as well.

Outside catering?
Go big or go home!  Cater a full meal for your private event or have a pizza delivered for your small group. Just remember, timing is everything. Make sure your food gets here before it’s too late.

Is Axe Throwing safe? Has anyone ever been hurt?
Fair question. We pride ourselves on our safety practices and your safety is our number one priority. Each throwing lane is completely enclosed in floor to ceiling fencing and only one axe is allowed per lane.  Before your reservation, our staff will go over all of the safety procedures during a brief training session to make sure everyone is on the same page.  No sport is completely free from risk but axe throwing in our venue is closely monitored to keep everyone safe, even from yourself! We’re proud to say we’ve never had an injury. Learn more by reading our blog regarding axe throwing safety.

How big is the axe I’ll be throwing?
Great question. The axes we throw are about the size of a hammer and you will be throwing them from about 12-15 feet away from the target.

Will someone train us?
Yes! Every group goes through a short training and safety session in which you’ll learn how to properly throw an axe and do it safely. Training usually takes 10-15 minutes or less and your reservation time starts only after everyone is coached up and ready to throw.

Is there an age limit?
We don’t have a specific age limit but we recommend that younger throwers be at least 10-11 years old to make sure they have what it takes to stick an axe to the target.  Any throwers under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian with them who is legally able to sign their liability release.

Our lounge is also BYOB (beer and wine only, no spirits) and you must be 21 or older to drink on our premises.  We WILL ask for your ID, so if you’re not 21 or older, you won’t be drinking here, no exceptions.

Is axe throwing hard to learn?
Throwing an axe and having it stick to the target consistently can take a little practice.  However, the vast majority of our guests stick the target after only a handful of practice throws during training and many find that it’s not any more difficult than other throwing sports.  The technique for throwing is pretty straightforward and our friendly staff will be there to give you pointers to make sure you have the best possible chance for bragging rights.

What should I wear?
We require all throwers to wear closed toed shoes and we highly discourage high heels. We’re not the fashion police but do want to keep your toes safe in the unlikely event of a dropped axe and also make sure that our female guests don’t twist any ankles while throwing.  Aside from that, wear whatever you’re comfortable in.

Can I bring my own axe?
We do not allow any outside axes to be thrown in our facility (except for WATL approved axes on league nights). We provide all the equipment you’ll need to participate.

Is Dueling Axes wheelchair accessible?
Absolutely, we want to bring the sport of axe throwing to everyone who has the itch.

What if I’m Pregnant?
We only hold a PHD in axe throwing so we suggest asking your doctor if this would be appropriate. Common sense is a good rule of thumb here.

Does everyone need to sign a liability waiver?
Yes. All guests in our space must fill out a waiver in order to enter our facility. And yes, all information in the waiver is required, even if you are not throwing. The privacy of your information is very important to us. We will never share or sell your personal information to third parties or send you marketing communications if you opt out.

Can I fill out my liability waiver ahead of time?
Yes. Our waivers are all digital (please don’t ask for a paper copy, we won’t have one). If fact, in the lower right hand corner of this page is an orange button that says, “Sign Our Waiver.” If you click on that, you can sign the waiver right now. You can also access the waiver from any page of our website on your smartphone, tablet or computer using the same button in the lower right hand corner of the screen. Please take the time to fill out your waiver before arriving at our facility for a quicker check in process. Don’t forget, even if you are not throwing you will still be required to fill out our waiver. All waivers are valid for one year from the date of signing. Thank you for your cooperation.

Minimum group size?
Dueling Axes has no minimum group size and our goal is for your group to have your own private throwing lane whenever possible. Whether you’re a group of 2, or renting out our entire facility with 109 of your closest friends, we have you covered.

Maximum Group Size?
As long as lanes are available there is no maximum group size for your party. We recommend no more than 6 people per lane so no one has to wait too long between turns. If you book a reservation for more than 6, our online scheduling software will automatically setup your group on adjoining throwing lanes.

Is there an age limit?
We don’t have a specific age limit but we recommend that younger throwers be at least 10-11 years old to make sure they have what it takes to stick an axe to the target.  Any throwers under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian with them who is legally able to sign their liability release.

Our lounge is also BYOB (beer and wine only, no spirits) and you must be 21 or older to drink on our premises.  We WILL ask for your ID, so if you’re not 21 or older, you won’t be drinking here, no exceptions.

I have a large group reservation. When can I come in to set up my event?
We’ll try to be as accommodating as possible for you to set up your event. In general, you can come in about 30 minutes before your event to begin set up. Depending on your event date/time, we may be able to work with you to set up earlier. Make sure to contact our team with any specific needs and we’ll work with you to iron out all the fine details.

What are the rules?
Axe throwing is sort of like darts in the sense there are many different styles of game play options. You’ll learn all of the safety procedures and scoring rules for our game play options during the brief training session before you throw. Our coaches will continue to be available to you and your group, as much or as little as you need, throughout your reservations to answer questions and help you out.

Can we take pictures?
(#DuelingAxes) Do you really have to ask?  Snap pictures and take videos to your heart’s delight.  Just don’t forget to tag us on social media when you post: Twitter – @Dueling_Axes, Insta – @DuelingAxes, Facebook – @DuelingAxes.

Is Dueling Axes wheelchair accessible?
Absolutely, we want to bring the sport of axe throwing to everyone who has the itch.

Will my group ever get paired up with people we don’t know?
At Dueling Axes, our goal is to never pair you up with another group. If you want to show up and throw by yourself, that’s okay as well. However, with a group of 3 or less, we reserve the option to pair you up with another small group (kind of like a golf tee time), but we’ll only do this if we must and will never make combined groups larger than 6 throwers.  Don’t be nervous if there are only a couple of you, pairing up groups is very rare outside of our busiest nights and even then, you’re going to have a great time making new friends!

How much does it cost?
$15 per league night x 8 nights = $125 per person prepaid plus tax

Is it individual or team competition?
Our leagues are played as two-person teams in a bracketed, round-robin style league of friendly competition. Our leagues are co-ed. Each week there is an additional mini-series tournament of a weekly rotating skills game.

Is there a prize?
League Champions will be awarded with their very own axe throwing trophy.  Perfect for display in your trophy case or on the family room mantle.

What if I’m a new thrower?
Our league nights are meant for the community to come together to experience some fun, friendly competition. We spend 8 weeks together and encourage community and friendship. No previous experience is required and league nights are open to all skill levels. Our coaches will train you and provide you with tips/tricks to get better throughout the course of the season. It is also common for other league members to pass their knowledge to other league members.

Can I bring my own axe?
In the specific instance of league night, league member are allowed to bring their own axe as long as it conforms to the guidelines under Section F of our League Gameplay page.

Is there a minimum age to participate in league?
There is no minimum age as long as one person on the team is 18 or over, or a legal parent/guardian of one of the team members is present during throwing. All waivers must be signed by the minor’s legal parent/guardian.

How often?
1 night per week for 8 consecutive weeks for about two hour each night.

What nights?
Sunday nights

What if I miss a night?
We know life happens, if you miss a night then you will need to make up your throws before the start of the next week. If you can’t make it in to make up your throws then your score for the day you missed will be marked as zero.

Dueling Axes, The Club, reserves the right to change or modify, in its sole and absolute discretion, its Standard Operating Hours at any time.

The Club reserves the right, in its sole and exclusive discretion, to close the Club for a private event during Standard Operating Hours. The Club may be booked for a private event at any time outside of the Operating Season or Standard Operating Hours.

Members and their guests shall be mindful of their behavior and how it affects other members, building tenants, and the general public.

To avoid noise complaints from nearby residents, Members and guests whose behavior is deemed to be excessively loud, inappropriate, and/or offensive will be asked to leave the Club.

Damage: Members and their guests shall be respectful of Club property, and shall not steal, damage, or vandalize such property, including the building’s lobby entrance, and restrooms. If a Member damages any item of Club property, his or her account shall be billed for all damage caused thereby, and the Club may cancel their membership with no proratation or refund of Membership dues. Likewise, if any guest of a Member damages any item of Club property, the account of the Member who sponsored such guest shall be billed for all damage caused by his or her guest, and the Club may cancel the sponsoring Member’s membership with no proratation or refund of Membership dues

Photography and Advertising: The Club reserves the right to take photos and use them for advertising and social media purposes. Members and their guests may take photographs, provided the volume or nature of such photography does not adversely affect the environment or the enjoyment of other guests, in which case, Club Staff may request that such photography be discontinued

Food: Members and their guests may bring their own meals to the Club, provided that his or her items of food are kept neat and the consuming Member or guest cleans up after him- or herself. No portable grills or cooking on-site is allowed.

Alcohol:  Members and their guests may bring beer or wine into the Club at any time. Members may not consume any alcoholic beverage if they are not at least 21 years of age. If a member is found to be drinking alcohol while not at least 21 years of age, their membership will be immediately revoked and they will be asked to leave the club. No member shall bring hard liquor or mixed drinks to the club and any member or guests seen with hard liquor or mixed drinks will be removed from the premises immediately. Open alcohol containers may not be removed from the club from either the front door into public space or into the lobby of the building. Members assume all liability regarding open container laws in the state of Ohio if this rule is not followed. Members and guests shall not pass alcoholic beverages to minors, or allow anyone in their care who is not of age or does not have a valid ID to consume alcohol.

Club Staff reserve the right to refuse or discontinue service to anyone at any time with or without a reason.

Each and every Member, and each and every of his or her guests, must bring a valid form of identification each and every time they visit the Club. This is required by state and local law enforcement, and is not subject to any exception. Valid forms of identification include a state-issued drivers license or identification card, passport, or military ID. ID’s must not be expired or damaged.

Furniture: Members and their guests are invited to enjoy the Club’s lounge furniture, but shall not move the furniture, or spread out in a manner that restricts other Members and their guests from finding seating or accessing walkways. Walkways shall have thirty-six inches (36”) of clearance at all times.

Verbal Abuse: Our staff treats all Members and their guests with the utmost respect, and the Club insists that our Members and their guests treat such staff and each other with the same courtesy. At no time and under no circumstances whatsoever shall the Club tolerate abusive, violent, destructive, menacing, and/or harassing behavior from a Member or their guest. If such behavior occurs, the Club reserves the right to remove the Member and their guests from the premises immediately.

Access and entry: As part of the initiation fee, Members are provided one membership card per Member. This card must be used to access the club. Members must NEVER let another person borrow their card; guests may only attend the Club with their host Member present, and will be charged a $1 temporary membership fee. Temporary membership is valid for the date of purchase only. The Club Staff will call Last Call 15 minutes before closing each night. Members and guests are asked to leave the Club in a timely fashion and not loiter extensively. There is no parking available on-site. Members and guests are responsible for finding parking for their vehicles.

Guests and Family: A Member may bring their children (up to 13 years of age), with them at any time for a reduced charge and may bring their children up to 17 years of age but without a discount. Once a child reaches 18 years of age, they must apply for their own membership.  A member can bring up to three (3) guests with them each day, with each guest charged a daily guest pass of $1.

Membership Dues: Memberships are sold on an annual basis, with a calendar year of beginning and ending on the date of their membership application. Initiation Fee: $5 per person, one-time fee as well as a discounted first reservation rate of $30. This discounted rate policy may be revoked at any time for any reason. Guest Pass: $1 per guest, temporary single day spectator pass. The Club reserves the right to increase membership dues for new or renewing members on an annual basis. All dues, fees, and charges are billed directly to the Member directly. Payments for dues or services can be made by cash, or credit card.

In order to be eligible for membership, a candidate must meet the following criteria: The candidate must be at least 18 years of age. The Club does not discriminate against candidates for membership based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or creed.

This Membership Agreement may be amended from time to time at the sole and absolute discretion of the Club

Such other policies and practices which may be implemented from time to time by the Club. I further acknowledge that membership in the Club is subject to suspension or termination for failure to abide by the terms and conditions contained in this Membership Agreement or any of the Membership Provisions.