WILMINGTON — For those wondering what Axes & Allies, the region’s first axe-throwing bar, will be like when it’s up and running — Friday’s your chance to find out.
Featuring four “throwing lanes” and “axperts” ready to coach first-timers on the process, Axes & Allies also features a curated selection of wine and craft beer at the bar.
The 2200-square-foot location on South Third Street joins the rapidly growing South Front District, also home to Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria, Satellite Bar, and Love Lydia — a bakery from PinPoint pastry chef Lydia Clopton.
Owner Mia Troy said that the response from neighbors and Wilmington in general has been good, despite a few “trolls” on social media. One question that gets asked a lot, “is it safe to drink beer and throw axes?”
Troy’s answer, “absolutely, yes.”
Between the bar’s layout, the presence of “axperts,” and deliberate sourcing of low-gravity beers, the location should be free from “axcidents.”
Axes & Allies is also a member of the World Axe Throwing League (WATL), the governing body of the sport of urban axe throwing. The bar will offer league play, allowing local residents to compete at a local and global level.
For the more casual axe-thrower, there’s still a chance to memorialize the occasion with the bar’s custom “Instagram wall,” complete with flannel and strap-on beards, in case guests need help rounding out the lumberjack look.
Located at 1122 South Third Street, Axes & Allies will open Friday at 5 p.m. Lane rental is $25 per person, per hour.
Hours of operation will be:
- Tuesday – Thursday 5 – 11 p.m.
- Friday 5 p.m. – Midnight
- Saturday Noon – Midnight
- Sunday Noon – 10 p.m.
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