They say it’s all in the flick of the wrist. The ax-throwing phenomenon made popular in Canada is now rapidly spreading to the U.S. It’s now available right here in Ferndale. Located on the second floor of The Corner — Grill, Bar and Game Room — a restaurant operation to open on Nine Mile Road in the coming weeks — Detroit Axe will offer activity-based entertainment, including pinball machines, dartboards, shuffleboards, and of course, ax throwing.
The 3,000-square-foot venue will feature 12 lanes where competitors throw hatchets at wooden targets. Featuring a full-bar, fine-casual fare from the The Corner downstairs, and its own doughnut-making machine, the venue will accommodate groups from six to 160 guests. Ax lanes are separated by fencing, with rules and safety standards enforced. Costs to play are $35-$40 for a two-hour tournament.
“We’re excited to be the first dedicated axe throwing facility in metropolitan Detroit,” said Detroit Axe partner Brian Siegel. “Once my business partner, Geoff Kretchmer, and I experienced this insane activity, we knew that we had to bring ax-throwing to our hometown.”