First Time Axe Throwing? Here’s What To Expect

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First Time Axe Throwing? Here’s What To Expect

You’re looking for something to do in Columbus – but you’re not settling for anything less than unorthodox. You’ve seen it all, done it all, and quite frankly want to experience something new for the first time. And to that we say: axe throwing.

Yes, throwing axes. Dueling Axes has not one but two locations in Columbus. No matter if you’re heading Downtown or closer to New Albany, we have a lane with your name on it! Our staff makes you feel right at home. We give you a rundown on safety protocol (because you know… Axes) and talk through any questions you may have before your reservation begins!

But if you’re like us and like to have a game plan in place, keep reading for the full breakdown on what to expect when axe throwing for the first time.

SYSK: Axe Throwing Edition

Take Advantage Of Online Reservations

Making your axe throwing experience a breeze is our main objective. Each Dueling Axes location offers online reservations to make your life easier. We also encourage planning ahead and making a reservation to ensure you get the time slot and timeframe that works best for you and your crew!

Arrive Early

You know the saying: safety first. Be sure to arrive early so our staff can properly educate you on both safety and technique training before your reservation starts. This means you get to enjoy your full reservation window and play as many games as possible! Once you arrive, we’ll walk you to your lane and run through safety protocols before the fun begins. Each lane has its own tablet to keep track of everyone’s score plus a list of axe throwing games to keep things interesting.

Stay True To Your Crew

Speaking of a crew – we’ll never pair you with people you don’t know. Strangers will, quite literally, stay in their lane and you’ll stay in yours. Up to six people are assigned to a lane, but we’ll NEVER add randoms to your party. Scouts honor.

Food & Drinks

Fuel your experience with a little grub! Each of our urban axe throwing locations takes a different approach to food and alcohol:

Downtown Columbus

Keep in mind our Downtown Columbus lounge is BYOB (beer and wine only, no liquor). You’re also welcome to order food from any of the neighboring restaurants and they’ll deliver directly to your lane! Did we mention free delivery? Each lane has its own seating, so you can eat, drink, and be merry with family and friends in between throws.

New Albany

Maybe New Albany is a little closer to your neck of the woods. This axe throwing lounge is nestled in The Plaza at Hamilton Quarter in the New Albany/Gahanna area. Complete with a full service bar, you can enjoy our monthly drink specials or come up with a cocktail of your own! This location is also outside-food friendly so feel free to bring your own or order delivery right to your lane.

Quick Axe Throwing Tips For Beginners

You have your crew, your lane, plus quality drinks and grub. Now it’s time to shoot your shot at axe throwing! Don’t worry, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1

With your dominant hand on top, grip the base of the axe handle firmly with both hands. Don’t squeeze!

Step 2

Point the blade of the axe towards your target. Then raise the axe over and behind your head. Lean back on your dominant foot.

Step 3

Step forward with your non-dominant foot. Bring your arms forward in a throwing motion. Then, with your arms extended forward, release the axe towards the target keeping your wrists in line with your forearms.

Need a visual? We get it. Check out our axe throwing demonstration below.

Ready, Set, Throw!

Urban axe throwing is the perfect adventure if you’re looking for something new and exciting to do with friends or family. With two Columbus locations, you can conveniently reserve and travel to one of our axe throwing lounges and take a walk on the wild side. Remember to plan ahead with online reservations and arrive early to learn safety protocols. Depending on which location you’re traveling to, don’t forget to pick up (or order in) your food and drinks!

Now that you’re fully prepared to throw an axe for the first time all that’s left to do is reserve your lane! Book online here or call us directly at 614-221-1600 for additional questions. Happy axe throwing!

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The 2020 Columbus, OH Virtual Brew Tour

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Curbside Pickup & Beer Delivery From Columbus’ Best Breweries

The craft beer scene in Columbus is thriving. With so many breweries across the city, there’s truly a brew for everyone – and no shortage of new drafts for the adventurous drinker. Many local breweries have adapted to COVID-19 closures to provide delivery or curbside pickup, so you can get your fix while keeping your distance.

Here, we’ll take you on a tour of four of our favorite taprooms and breweries across Columbus, and let you know how you can get your hands on their cans!

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing has been serving up craft beers and a full food menu since it opened in 2013. The kitchen offers upscale takes on American classics, such as coq au vin and tomahawk pork chops for dinner, or toad in the hole and chilaquiles for weekend brunch. The taproom features 20 of their beers on draft, including staples like the Clear Sky cream ale and the Dire Wolf imperial stout. Have a taste for something a little more luxe? Try something from the Brewmaster’s Cellar Reserve bottle list, which features brews aged in marsala wine barrels or with infusions of rose hips and coriander. Wolf’s Ridge has delivery available for food, beer, AND to-go cocktails, or you can visit for curbside pickup.

You can give them a call at (614) 429-3936 or can find them on Instagram @WolfsRidgeBrewing and @WolfsRidgeBeer!

View Wolf's Ridge Beer Menu

Seventh Son

Seventh Son has consistently been one of Columbus’ favorite breweries since it opened in April, 2013. Their brewery and tap room, located in Italian Village, has brewed over 200 different beers while staying true to their brand with their flagship offerings, such as Seventh Son, an American strong ale, and Scientist, an IPA that gets brewed with 1 different ingredient in each batch to experiment and delight with new flavor. The taproom features two separate bar spaces – one downstairs, with a large outdoor patio and rotating daily food trucks, and one upstairs. They’re offering free delivery Monday-Friday across the city, or you can swing by for pickup! Keep an eye on their Instagram, @seventh_son_brewing, to see which free gift you’ll get if you place a delivery order.

You can place orders online, or give them a call at (614) 421-2337 to see what’s available for pickup.

View Seventh Son's Beer Menu

Platform Beer Co.Platform Beer Company Columbus

While the brewery originally opened its doors in 2014 in Cleveland, Platform Beer Co. quickly took its place as a Columbus favorite when its downtown taproom opened in 2016. Known for their wide range of experimental, playful flavor combinations as well as updated takes on the classics, Platform truly has something for everyone on offer in their taproom. Speed Merchant, their white IPA, has a refreshing, fruity finish and pale color, while the New Cleveland Palesner delivers a classic, crisp pilsner with subtle hops of a pale ale. Want to take a walk on the wild side? Give Fostered Bananas a try – this beer balances sweet banana flavor with the sour notes of a Berliner Weisse to create a drink unlike any other. Platform is offering delivery, as well as a limited-time rebate offer, and they’re also open for pick up at their taproom. Their offerings are listed on their website, and they can also be reached at (614) 826-2285.

Follow them on Facebook, @PlatformBeerCBUS, to join their virtual yoga sessions, streamed straight from the brewery to your living room every Wednesday night!

View Platform's Beer Menu

Land Grant Brewing CompanyLand Grant Beer Columbus

Land Grant has been a fixture in Franklinton since 2014, when they brewed their first batch and opened the doors to their taproom and brewery. They’ve grown a lot since their humble beginnings; the taproom also has a large outdoor beer garden with a stage and plenty of space for events and activities. Land Grant has several beers that are brewed year-round such as Greenskeeper, a session IPA packed with citrus flavor but with a low alcohol content, making it the perfect patio sipper. They also have seasonal offerings in both cans and on draft in the taproom, such as Blackberry Jamble, a cream ale kissed with the sweetness of blackberry on its finish. They’re offering delivery all the way to Springfield and Dayton, and have limited hours for pickup at the taproom.

Secure your cans by ordering ahead of time online, or by giving them a call at (614) 427-3946 and arranging for drive-through pickup.

View Land Grant's Beer Menu

Support The Amazing Local Breweries Throughout Columbus

Best Axe Throwing In Columbus Ohio

In these uncertain times, it’s even more important to support your favorite local businesses. Dueling Axes is proud to call Columbus home, and we encourage everyone to spread the love with direct purchases or even gift cards to use in the future. Don’t forget, we’re BYOB, so when we’re back in business, we’d love to see you bring your favorite beers to our space while you and your people chuck some axes!

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