Thursday, January 11, 2018

Urban Axes Is Opening in Somerville's Union Square

by Marc Hurwitz

A group of axe-throwing facilities that include alcohol will be expanding to the Boston area as soon as this summer.

Eater Boston is reporting (via BizBash) that Philadelphia-based Urban Axes is planning to open in the Union Square section of Somerville, with the place including a full bar and having room for 80 to 100 people. The upcoming location will apparently be available for groups or corporate events and walk-in hours will be offered as well, and there will be axe-throwing leagues of all levels. The posts mention that workers will give safety information and oversee patrons who are throwing the 1.5-pound hatchets, which are aimed at wooden targets that have bullseyes.

The website for Urban Axes can be found at

[March 15 update: An update from Eater Boston indicates that Urban Axes plans to open in the former Riverside Motor Sports space at 2 Union Square.]

[December 5 update: A new article from Eater Boston states that Urban Axes opens its doors to axe-throwing on Friday, December 7, though the bar part of the place is not yet ready to open.]

[December 13 update: An update from Eater mentions that the bar part of Urban Axes is now open as well (public walk-ins start at 6:00 PM) though only some food is available, with the full menu slated to debut around Christmas week.]

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