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Bone Up on Your Axe-throwing Skills

Toss an axe? Yes, there's a class for that


Admit it: You woke up this morning and said, “Today – today is the day I learn to toss an axe.” No, that wasn’t you? You woke up and thought, “Eggs – I want to eat eggs for breakfast.” Well, if you did eat eggs, that’s great because you’ll need your energy for all that axe tossing you’re about to do.

Whether you’ve wished for a place to learn to throw an axe or it’s never crossed your mind, there’s now a place you can do that called Bad Axe Throwing (yes, we agree, the name is amazing) — and you don’t have to find an abandoned farmhouse deep in the woods to do it.

Bad Axe Throwing is the very first axe-throwing facility in the U.S. and it’s in the heart of the West Loop at 165 N. Loomis. It costs about $45 for a 2.5 to 3-hour session (if you’re looking for a weekend, you’ll have to book about six weeks in advance).

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