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Urban Axes Durham


619 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 377-3697
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Photo of Paula Brooks Paula Brooks
Nov 17, 2021 3

The Venue was very clean. However was very disappointed that for a 30th birthday we were not "allowed" to take a group photo without a mask on. I totally understand the mask mandate. But looking back at pictures over the last year on their website clearly others were allowed pictures without mask. I asked and a very stern NO ! ! VERY disappointing. And at one point I was literally getting ready to eat and was asked to my mask on, again, understand the mandate, very disappointed in the delivery of how this was handled. I'm sure they are extremely understaffed, as the staff working seemed very stressed in general and the check in process was less than pleasant. The Event it self was fun with the group that we had, (we always have fun) but will certainly try another venue next time.

Photo of Dino Mullen Dino Mullen
Apr 4, 2022 5

My boss decided to try something new for our team at work. We had a store meeting with five below. We went in and met Bradley. None of us had ever done this before. Bradley not only made it extremely easy to learn with his teaching approach. He literally made.it so much fun. Not just a stiff "coach" he joined in on the trash talk encouraged more trash talk and made this experience so much fun.Dino Mullen

Photo of Erin Lunsford Norton Erin Lunsford Norton
Mar 16, 2022 5

Came to Urban Axes for my friend's bachelorette party and we had an awesome time! Our coach was really helpful and made the experience extra fun, really figuring out the vibe of our group and egging us on. I will definitely be back!

Photo of Kneause Kneause
Dec 18, 2021 5

This place was an absolute delight, wonderful drinks, wonderful staff, great atmosphere, we loved every second of being there. Ari was an excellent coach, incredibly friendly, and we would love to come back some time! 6/5!

Photo of Kole Swanser Kole Swanser
Feb 25, 2022 5

Had a great time throwing axes with a group of 12 friends! They help everybody have fun doing it. Beverages available on site.

Photo of Carolyn Kesler Carolyn Kesler
Mar 19, 2022 5

What happens when you take Mad Scientists to Urban Axes? Science jokes, competition, and lots of fun! We had a great time last night. Sean and Phil were phenomenal coaches. To say Otto took care of a snag in our food plan would be an understatement. Bailey was professional in every step of the planning and reservation process. This was the best outing we have done. And I'm pretty sure we will be back.

Photo of The Bold Boutique The Bold Boutique
Jan 31, 2021 5

Had an amazing experience with coach Bradley! He was patient, a great instructor and was a ton of fun- our group is already planning our next trip and we will definitely be requesting coach Bradley!

Photo of Tigerjack23 Tigerjack23
Jan 30, 2021 5

Wow what a great time, Anne and Hayley made my friends birthday party one of the best times we’ve had in a long time. I can’t say enough about how helpful, friendly, and welcoming they were. Please if you need a break, and want to go have some fun with friends go to Urban Axes in Durham, tell them Dave sent you, go have fun, this is the place.

Photo of gabriel Guglielmo gabriel Guglielmo
Dec 23, 2020 5

Great experience all around! Bradley was an amazing coach. He kept it fun and informative. High key recommend requesting Bradley when you come!

Photo of Jessica Tucker Jessica Tucker
Dec 25, 2020 5

Great (Covid-safe) fun for a small group. Bradley was an excellent coach and the scene was relaxing and competitive in all the right ways. Touching axes is a great 2020 high five!

Photo of Hope Baker Hope Baker
Nov 4, 2020 4

I went here for a date, and it was so much fun! It doesn't take too long to get the swing of things. Orientation/demo is pretty short so you can go right into axe throwing. There's a fun basketball hoop to keep you entertained before coming in as well.

Photo of Stephanie Garrett Stephanie Garrett
Oct 30, 2020 5

How fun😊 Brad and Kate were great coaches and made all of us feel so comfortable and at home. Definitely a great place to hang out and have some fun with your friends. Love that you can bring in snacks. All the staff was great.

Photo of Cristy Lewis Cristy Lewis
Oct 8, 2020 5

These people are fantastic love this place! This is phenomenal! love this place!!!! Dom is a fantastic coach and helped us have so much fun!

Photo of Lex Mack Lex Mack
Oct 16, 2020 5

Urban Axe’s is AWESOME! Came here for a birthday party last night (10/15). Our coach was Caroline (sorry if I spelled it wrong) and she was amazing! The instructions were clear, helpful and her positive and fun energy made the night a great experience! The facility was very clean and safe as masks were required and sanitizer was at each station. The entire staff was friendly and welcoming. This place is a great addition to Durham and I’m certain we’ll be back!! Thanks again!!

Photo of mcbig10 mcbig10
Oct 3, 2020 5

This was an amazing experience. We threw axes for an hour with a coach who helped us work on our form and throws! We even got to do a head to head tournament that was a ton of fun. Thanks Otto!

Photo of Sarthi Andley Sarthi Andley
Sep 18, 2020 5

It was an awesome experience. We called in ahead of time to book an hour for us this week. Bradley is an awesome instructor. It was our first time axe-throwing and he did a wonderful job making us feel comfortable. It took us few minutes to get used to throwing, and it was so much fun! They make sure the basics are nailed down (which is important) before one gets too much into it. Bradley taught us to do both one hand and two hand throws, which was fantastic as we could see which one we liked more. The game (point system) is so much fun. They have a good collection of beers. The place was very mindful of social distancing and all equipments were sanitized and super clean. Overall, strongly recommended. Bradley was the best!

Photo of Howard Williams Howard Williams
Sep 20, 2020 5

Always a great time with great people!

Photo of Bobbi Stanley Bobbi Stanley
Dec 9, 2019 5

Had our office year end party here on Saturday night. What a great way to accommodate a large crowd for a full night of entertainment! We laughed, drank, ate and laughed some more. The coaches were right by our side to make sure we actually hit the board (haha) and were very positive and encouraging. Our team has been talking about all of the fun and can’t wait to go back. If you have never tried axe throwing, you have no idea how much fun it is! Give it a go. I promise this place will not disappoint!

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Mar 31, 2019 5

This place is super fun. Great for group outings. They make sure it’s safe, even for the drunk among us.

Photo of Ashleigh Long Ashleigh Long
Mar 1, 2020 4

Such a great experience! A wonderful way to have fun and compete with your friends in a great environment. Bradley and Tony were awesome coaches and really got into our groups personalities! They took the time to help each of us individually find the best form for us. Only drawback is the lack of parking. Absolutely recommend and will go again.

Photo of Rich Haag Rich Haag
Jan 18, 2020 5

Oh my how much fun. Great staff and venue for a group of friends. Beer selection is impressive. If you cant have fun here, something is wrong. Will definitely be returning.

Photo of Brent Byrd Brent Byrd
Jan 23, 2020 4

Fun time with work group throwing axes into wooden targets. Great coaches that kept it fun and entertaining. A decent bar area with a dozen or so craft beers, Soft drinks, flavored waters, and coffee in a can. I would do it again.... Fun times.

Photo of Kyle Turner Kyle Turner
Dec 12, 2019 5

I went for a work event and had an absolute blast. I bought a throwing axe so that I can set up targets and practice in my back yard. My only caveat to this review is that I wish their selection of stouts and porters was a little more robust, BUT they still had more than enough variety for me to enjoy and try a few new things alongside the staple of Coffee is for Closers.Zoe and Tony were our axe-throwing coaches, and they were absolutely fantastic to work with. Zoe in particular has a keen eye for technique and offers continuous, incremental advice to help each throw be better than the last. I will be back, I will beat all my coworkers at throwing axes, and I will be bringing more people to this awesome experience.

Photo of Elliot Gonzalez Elliot Gonzalez
Jan 4, 2020 5

Great time, went for a work team building function. Only 2 of us threw axes before. We had a coach who taught us all. Definitely recommend.

Photo of Allison Wrobleski Allison Wrobleski
Dec 21, 2019 5

Coach D is the best!! Had my birthday party there with friends and he made it an awesome experience for all of us!! Great, personable people and the bartender was even great! Will definitely be going back for future events

Photo of Keith Washman Keith Washman
Dec 1, 2019 5

Just went today. Very well run establishment. It's clean and they seem to be focused on safety. Otto was our coach and we really enjoyed the event. I'm booking an event for a group next as this time it was just myself and a good friend. Really excited to go back !

Photo of Kimberly Smalls-McDougal Kimberly Smalls-McDougal
Nov 16, 2019 5

Went to Urban Axes for a couples night with a group of ten, and had a BLAST. Our coach, Brent was extremely helpful and supportive. Everyone in the group had a great time. We laughed, cheered, and competed. We unanimously agreed that this was one of our best outings.

Photo of M Ferguson M Ferguson
Nov 16, 2019 5

Loved it! So much fun throwing sharp things at wood. Clean place. Super friendly staff. Good drink selection. Definitely recommend!

Photo of Hannah Singer Hannah Singer
Nov 4, 2019 5

This place is great! The first time for me throwing axes and I would like to say I'm not too shabby thanks to Otto for all the help he provided. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for a fun event.

Photo of Chad Rychlewski Chad Rychlewski
Nov 10, 2019 5

What a fun time! We went with a group of 18 which I would recommend. They did an NCAA style bracket that seemed to go really fast after we all had lessons, but I think that was the adrenaline!!! We will be back. Smiley and Auto were fun instructors and the whole experience was well priced.

Photo of Brett Weaver Brett Weaver
Nov 6, 2019 5

Great venue for team bonding! We visited for a monthly work team building outing. Smiley was a fantastic coach and super engaging! She had us laughing the whole time while also being professional and helpful. Will definitely be back!

Photo of Muraad Smith Muraad Smith
Oct 5, 2019 5

Axe throwing? What's not to like? The place was great. The people at the desk moved quick and we got in (do the waiver online) fast. Our coach, OG Ron was great. I'll be back, and if you're wondering about it stop wondering and go!

Photo of William Newton William Newton
Aug 30, 2019 5

Ever wanted to drink beer and throw something sharper than a dart? This is the coolest new thing and is so much fun. Even if you don't get the hang of it immediately, it's still a lot of fun! Can't wait to go back!

Photo of Lacey Price Lacey Price
Sep 22, 2019 5

Went for the first time today with a friend for her birthday. We had SO much fun! Waffle was our coach and he was very good at looking at our throws and helping to make them more accurate. He was very encouraging but also joked around with us and made our time more enjoyable! The gentleman with dreds at check in was also super friendly and helpful when we entered (sorry we didn’t catch your name!) We cannot wait to come back!

Photo of pooja bhaturia pooja bhaturia
Oct 13, 2019 5

Bradley was the best coach. I've been here a few times and was impressed, but then we had Bradley yesterday and will always request him. So much fun, patience, and best of all an outstanding teacher! Do yourself a favor; Request Bradley.

Photo of Stefan D Stefan D
Oct 11, 2019 5

Need a place to test your mettle - or just blow of stress? Then check this place out. Good atmosphere - super friendly staff - wine & beer selections at the back bar. Good for personal or work outings. League options are also open during the week and on Sundays.

Photo of Keaton Fonvielle Keaton Fonvielle
Aug 12, 2019 5

Great team outing! It was a fun environment and felt very safe. Our coach showed us how to throw the axes and then we had about an hour to throw. The coach would give feedback on if you were leaning too far forward or other things that might mess up your form. All of the staff we interacted with were very friendly and helpful. Try it out if you're looking for something new to do.

Photo of Michael Kolodziej Michael Kolodziej
Jul 18, 2019 5

Great time great experience. Staff is super helpful and always excited to have. great for any event corporate personal bachelor party anything you.only thing to note parkings kind of stuff in that part of Durham so make sure you plan to get there a bit early to find a parking spot if it's during the day.

Photo of Ismail Demirtas Ismail Demirtas
Jul 25, 2019 4

Throwing axes?. Hell yeah!. Totally awesome. The instructors were great, really enjoyed it. This is a nice thing to do and to spend some time with your friends. Location is a three but the rest was good.

Photo of Christine Morhac Christine Morhac
Jul 7, 2019 5

Such fun! I would come every week if I lived here. Our instructor, Miss Lisa, was fantastic! Everyone should try this at least once. My son already put himself on the wait list for a league.

Photo of Marielys Collazo Marielys Collazo
Jul 7, 2019 5

I love this place. It was my first time throwing axes. We had the best coach, he's name is Bradley. Awesome. We has a great time

Photo of Thomas Johnson Thomas Johnson
Jun 30, 2019 5

Great fun, and highly recommend. Our coach made sure we had plenty of practice before we started competing, and someone is always on hand to make sure that everyone is safe. Be aware, however, that it's 35 bucks a head, so this may be more of a special event type of thing...

Photo of Sally Bitar Sally Bitar
May 19, 2019 5

Had such a wonderful time axe throwing here! Definitely would recommend it for a small party/little hangout with friends. Definitely a group activity and everyone gets a serious chance to learn through the awesome coaches. We had Andrew, and he was super great! The one suggestion I have is to pay after versus paying before, and I only say this because we really wanted to tip our coach a little more than what we had beforehand. Wonderful time all around!

Photo of Christian Massi Christian Massi
Apr 24, 2019 5

I had so much fun here! Service was awesome. Our coach was so fun! Get a group of 6 or more together and book ahead of time online. Reservations are the way to go. I saw some walk-ins waiting quite a bit or being turned away. This place is popular for a reason! Bar had great beer selections too. 2.5 hours of fun for a group + drinks + and awesome coach = I'll be coming back for more.

Photo of Brian Pelton Brian Pelton
Jun 17, 2019 5

Totally awesome! This was a great experience and a ton of fun was had by all who came. Great instruction from Otto. Watch out for the long handle axe used for tie breakers it's a beast! Well worth the cost which is really quite reasonable. But make a reservation if you can or get there early if you wann visit as a walk-in, Urban Axes is super popular and spots full up quick!

Photo of Erin Pierce Erin Pierce
May 26, 2019 5

We came here for a birthday group party and it was amazing! The staff is super fun and helpful. Axe throwing can be intimidating but they show you exactly what to do and walk you through it. We had such a blast we decided to join one of the leagues they have! They have a bar with beer and wine which is wonderful. They don't have food but you are welcome to bring your own food.

Photo of Sterling Sterling
Jun 3, 2019 5

This place is amazing.Me and a group of friends drove from Raleigh to come drink some beer and throw some axes and i can say without a doubt that this is one of my new favorite activities. Each group is assigned a coach who helps you learn how to throw the axes efficiently and assists you whenever you need it, which was initially a concern of ours. The staff here is so friendly and I loved them all. I honestly can't quite find the words to describe how fun this was, so just go throw some axes and see for yourself.

Photo of Jason Clayton Jason Clayton
Apr 28, 2022 5

I took my office to a team building event at Urban Axes and was pleasantly surprised. I knew my maintenance guys would take to it and have a blast, but I wasn't entirely sure my female staff would enjoy themselves. However, our coach, Bradly, was fantastic. He was patient, professional, and encouraging. Everyone got a feel and rhythm for it and a boost of confidence. I would encourage any business to bring their team out and enjoy some time together outside of the office.

Photo of Sheena E Sheena E
Apr 24, 2022 5

We went here for our first time and had such a great time. Our host Melanie was the absolute best. She was very accommodating, informative and a pleasure to work with. We got in a lot of rounds once we got over the initial jitters. We’ll definitely go back again!

Photo of Kimberly Smith Evans Kimberly Smith Evans
Jun 11, 2022 5

This was the first time my boyfriend and I went axe throwing, and we had a great time! I had zero experience throwing anything, but our coach, Mark, was very helpful in showing us what to do. He gave us several different techniques to try, and helped out with adjusting our form. He was very knowledgeable about what little things we needed to adjust like our stance, where in our throw we let go of the axe, etc. He made sure we were having a good time every step of the way. Even if we were struggling, he offered bits of advice to help us improve and maximize our fun. Both of us had an amazing time and we are talking it up to our friends so we can come back again with a big group. We’ll definitely need to have Mark as our coach next time, too!

Photo of Grace Amaden Grace Amaden
Jun 23, 2022 5

So much fun! Didn't know what to expect going into it since our group had never been before but it was great. We had Chewy as our instructor and he was awesome! Fun environment, friendly staff, and just a cool experience. Definitely hoping to come back soon.

Photo of Yeshanth Jayakumar Yeshanth Jayakumar
Jun 20, 2022 5

Nice place to have a good time with friends and colleagues. It's a great stress buster. The instructors here are amazing... Special shout out to Chewie. They have a good selection of beers. The staff here are extremely cautious about your and their safety and that's for a good reason. I will be back again.