Two more ax-throwing bars are headed to Brooklyn — bringing the borough’s count up to four for the recently hugely popular (though questionably safe) activity.
Bad Axe Throwing is moving into a 4,500-square-foot space in Downtown Brooklyn at 436 Albee Sq., between Willoughby and Fulton streets, Commercial Observer reports. It will be the 31st location for the national chain, which doesn’t have a bar but allows customers to bring in their own food and drink.
Over in Williamsburg, Hatchets & Hops has snatched up 3,000 square feet at 98 North 11th St., between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street. It’s the first NYC location for the Buffalo-based company that also serves beer, wine, and cider.
There are already two ax bars in the borough, Bury the Hatchet in Greenpoint and Kick Axe in Gowanus, and both get fairly booked up on weekends. That’s what led brokerage firm Olmsted Real Estate to reach out to ax-throwing companies to lease in these spaces.
Bad Axe is scheduled to arrive in May and Hatchet & Hops is three to six months out.