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Hatchets & Hops

May 07, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Hatchets & Hops
505 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
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Join AFWA for a thrilling night of Hatches and Hops! 

Seats are extremely limited, so please book today!

Date: May 07, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm


► Closed-toed shoes are required to throw. Loose clothing, hoodies, or brimmed hats will limit mobility.
► Follow ALL instructor directions to ensure the safety of all guest.
► Please enter the throwing bay only when directed by staff.
► Only cross the throwing line when both axes in your bay are at rest.
► Wait to throw until both participants in your bay are behind the throwing line.
► Always leave the axes in the throwing bay and place them on the throwing line after your round.
► Food and beverages remain outside of the throwing bays.
► Leave the fence shaking to the zoo animals.
► Please arrive sober and drink responsibly during your event.
► If you smoke, including e-cigarettes, please do so outside.
► Only axes provided by us can be used to throw.



Frequently Axed Questions

We get it. This whole axe throwing is really different. How does this all work? Let us take a crack at addressing some of the common questions that we get…

Do you serve alcohol?

The answer is yes! We have 8 rotating beer taps with at least one cider always flowing. We also serve 2 red wines, and 2 white wines! Beer and wine can be purchased the bar with cash or card.

Do you serve liquor?

We do not serve liquor, as we like to save the whiskey drinking for throwing axes in the woods.

I am hungry… feed me?

We have a full kitchen with items that will treat ya’ … if you have a large group you want to feed it is best to contact us ahead of time. Our kitchen has some limitations. Check out our menu HERE

How much is it?

The cost is $40 per person and covers a 2-hour throwing session. Each group has a highly trained axe throwing instructor that will lead you through practice, round robin, and a final tournament.

Is this a private club? Or can anyone just come by?

No, we are not a private club. While we do hold a lot of private events, like company holiday parties – we are open to the public just like a bowling alley (except cooler). But everything is group based and if you want to throw on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday — you’ve got to book your group in advance here.

If my group books a time slot, does that mean I’m having a private group experience?

Not at all! That’s just not how we do things. We operate our axe throwing sessions in a deliberately intimate club setting. The goal of the Hatchets & Hops experience is to bring people together, cross boundaries, and step outside of your comfort zone. We often combine small groups to optimize that experience. If you leave without making new friends, you’re doing something wrong!

Do I have to be a burly hulk of a man-bear to do this?

Not at all! This sport is truly accessible and isn’t a feat of strength. It’s about technique, paying attention to the instructors, and relaxing enough to enjoy yourself. The only thing we take super seriously is safety.

Can I come watch my friends if I am not throwing?

You can definitely come to watch – we have a capacity of 50 in the facility so as long as you don’t come with an entourage then we will happily serve you a beer and let you cheer on. With that being said – if there are spectators that put us overcapacity… throwers will always take precedence.

Tickets: $40.00 AFWA Member Ticket  // $42.00 AFWA Guest Ticket


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