Media Coverage

See what the press are saying about Urban Axes


"Think of competitive ax throwing like a more extreme version of darts. Urban Axes may be unique, but it isn't crazy."

newsworks January 3, 2017


"13. Urban Axes, devoted entirely to throwing axes for fun, opens in Kensington."

philadelphia weekly December 28, 2016


"With a flick of the wrist your weapon spirals through the air and (hopefully) slices into the inner circle of the target — bullseye."

Atlas Obscura November 30, 2016


"Philadelphia’s very first axe-throwing facility opened in September. The 8,000-square-foot venue hosts supervised and structured axe-throwing tournaments."

BIZBASH November 9, 2016


"On a recent trip to Kensington axe-throwing club Urban Axes, I realized it’s perfect for using Instagram’s Boomerang app."

Philadelphia Magazine October 7, 2016


“It’s this constant quest for mastery. It’s mentally challenging as well.” Although, he concedes, “it’s not hugely challenging physically.” Which would explain the beer."

The Denver Post October 5, 2016


"One attraction of competitive axe-throwing: a level hurling field. Most likely, you will stink in the beginning. Later, you will improve."

The Washington Post September 30, 2016


"The competitiveness is coming out in me. I'm going to get this thing in the darn bullseye!"

ABC News September 23, 2016


"They showed up at Urban Axes in Kensington, where "it was like playing darts with axes" Symon said. Vetri not only beat Symon a few years back on Iron Chef America, he beat him at ax-throwing."

philly.com September 15, 2016


"So, are you up to the challenge of becoming your own axepert? Gather a group of friends or join one of the Urban Axes’ leagues, and get ready to do a little ax-kicking."

uwishunu September 13, 2016


"It is incredibly unique. I think the novelty will draw people initially. But once they get the axe-throwing down, they are going to get the bug and just want to keep doing it."

FOX 29 September 13, 2016 Video


"You come with a bunch of friends, have a couple of hours of fun. Urban Axes provides the axes!"

6abc September 12, 2016 Video


"When your ax sticks, watch out. It’s like a sports stadium. And it’s even more amplified when the “big ax” comes out."

STAR September 8, 2016


"You guys are bringing life back to Kensington... It's nothing like we've seen before in the US."

FOX 29 August 26, 2016 Video


"Grab your viking horns, get your "Game of Thrones" on and channel your inner "Braveheart" because axe throwing is now happening in Philadelphia."

6abc August 25, 2016 Video


"On a recent evening, two groups of eight to 12 players faced off, two at a time, to hurl axes toward twin bull's-eyes, first in a round-robin, then in a single-elimination bracket."

philly.com August 18, 2016


"If you like the idea of throwing axes while drinking a few beers, a new league in Philadelphia may be just what you are looking for!"

CBS Philly August 18, 2016 Video


"Grab your viking horns, get your "Game of Thrones" on and channel your inner "Braveheart" because axe throwing is now happening in Philadelphia."

6abc August 25, 2016 Video


"On a recent evening, two groups of eight to 12 players faced off, two at a time, to hurl axes toward twin bull's-eyes, first in a round-robin, then in a single-elimination bracket."

The Inquirer August 17, 2016


"Have you ever thrown an axe? Ever wanted to? Well now you can, at Urban Axes Philly. Trust us, it's safe, we did it and you can to."

CSN Philly August 9, 2016 Video


"Take a look at Philly’s latest hangout spot, Urban Axes! Urban Axes is complete with 16 throwing lanes offering leagues and private events."

PHL17 August 8, 2016 Video


"As the first U.S. throwing gym in a major American city, Urban Axes will offer a plethora of axe-throwing services. Private parties, competitive axe-throwing leagues, or just hanging out with some friends while you eat takeout and throw axes."

Men's Journal June 14, 2016


"Yes, really. Indoor competitive axe-throwing is coming to Philly. First thing to know: It’s very safe. Second thing to know: It’s fun as hell."

Billy Penn June 2, 2016