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Urban Axes Durham


619 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 377-3697
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At the Durham location of the small chain that helped popularize axe throwing as a social and team-building activity as well as a competitive sport, book a throwing session for a group or stop by during daily walk-in hours. Enjoy a beer, wine or cider at the bar (no hard liquor on account of, you know, the axes being thrown). Kids 12 and up who are accompanied by an adult are welcome to join except on Fridays and Saturdays after 5 p.m. Closed-toe shoes are required.

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Photo of Lillie Herman Lillie Herman
Jan 13, 2024 5

Cole was the best coach! I’ve been here before and didn’t have a great time…this time though..AMAZING! He was so kind and helpful and actually helped me get better!! He is 15/10

Photo of Sarah Martin Sarah Martin
Jan 12, 2024 5

What a fun night. Cole was an OUTSTANDING coach. We had 9 throwers of varying skill/experience level. It was great, and the tournament was a nail biter through the very last throw!!!!!

Photo of Daniel Gonzalez Daniel Gonzalez
Jan 4, 2024 5

Kristen was the funniest most supportive and easy going coach. We had lots of fun and all of us learned how to throw. It was great!!! I sure will be coming back.

Photo of Guillermo Ubilla Guillermo Ubilla
Jan 4, 2024 5

Had a blast, I’m never going bowling again! Kristen was a great coach, very patient with us beginners and offered helpful tips along the way. Will be back soon!!

Photo of Peter M Peter M
Jan 3, 2024 3

We came for a walk in session and had a good time. One slight disappointment we had is that we just wanted to throw amongst ourselves in a smaller group and didn't realize the coach would be dictating what we were to do for the entire hour, so it wasn't as relaxing as we'd hoped. The venue was mostly empty and we asked the coach if our smaller group could move to one of the empty lanes next to us, but he refused. Then moved all of us there anyway 10 minutes later when the wood panel on the lane we were using broke which was a little annoying. Some more flexibility for how the throwers want to spend their hour, ideally asking them beforehand if they want to full coaching experience or just casual throwing amongst themselves like most other axe throwing places let you do would be an improvement.

Photo of Yael Perez Yael Perez
Dec 30, 2023 5

Went Axe Throwing for the first time and could not ask for a better coach. Cole was amazing! Super patient, extremely knowledgeable, and brought amazing energy to ensure the entire group was having a great time. Because this experience I’m considering joining a league.

Photo of Tony Armen Tony Armen
Dec 28, 2023 5

OMG! My daughters took me there for my birthday. It was so much fun!!!! One of the best birthdays ever. Our coach was amazing. Shout out to Toots. If you can, ask for him. He made our experience so much fun.

Photo of Antoinette Finizio Antoinette Finizio
Dec 16, 2023 5

This was our first time. We came out for a family activity. It was GREAT! Bradley the coach was constructive, engaging and a lot of fun. Fantastic experience for us first timers!! Highly recommend Urban Axes!!!

Photo of Natalie Moser Natalie Moser
Dec 13, 2023 5

Great experience! Great stress reliever. Had a blast with our coach Toots!

Photo of Alicia Hatmaker Alicia Hatmaker
Nov 21, 2023 5

Cole and Tonner were AWESOME with our corporate group! This was an incredibly fun (and stress-reducing) outing for our team. Thanks Urban Axes!

Photo of Kathryn Haas Kathryn Haas
Oct 27, 2023 5

This was so fun! Kristen is a true expert axe teacher and gave us lots of tips that were spot on. This was the perfect last minute date night!

Photo of Latoya Schultz Latoya Schultz
Oct 14, 2023 5

Our coach "toots" was amazing, ask for him! We had so much fun! Gives great pointers, let's you trash talk your friends as much or as little as you want and honestly I would bring this guy to hang out with us after axe throwing. Of course the axe throwing was amazing, various forms of competition that pitted us all against each other. 13/10 will be back again!

Photo of Cindy Esparcia Cindy Esparcia
Oct 12, 2023 5

Just finished at urban axes for a company event. To say I was nervous is an understatement but Bradley and Kevin were awesome!! They were extremely patient with me and made the entire experience such a fun one. I think I may have just found a new hobby. The guys did such a great job with us!!

Photo of Kevin P Kevin P
Oct 8, 2023 5

Great trainer and teacher (Cole). Great area to play. Not crowded. Lots of loud cheering encouraged and allowed. Every guy on team started as novice but improved, and we all loved and will play again.

Photo of Adrian Alvarez Adrian Alvarez
Oct 6, 2023 5

Did a walk in Friday after work with my fiance and had a blast. Our instructor, Kristen, was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable helping us individually adjust our styles. Highly recommend for anyone looking for something unique to try out. As for safety, it felt about as dangerous as top golf / drive shack.

Photo of Nia Richardson Nia Richardson
Sep 15, 2023 5

Our instructor Cole was absolutely amazing and made our experience enjoyable. It was high energy and easy to learn. I will be attending again. This is also great for group or team bonding events.

Photo of Nazneen Malik Nazneen Malik
Sep 14, 2023 5

We had a really fun time throwing axes Saturday. Our coach was organized, skilled and on point. He made it a fun tournament for all!

Photo of Daphne Mills Daphne Mills
Sep 10, 2023 5

My friends and I went for a birthday outing. Coach Dee was awesome. I was extremely nervous about the process, but Coach Dee worked with me to find a throwing technique that worked for me and I even hit the bullseye a couple of times. I had a wonderful time. It's a very unique experience, but I would definitely try it again.

Photo of Elsy Rosales Elsy Rosales
Aug 26, 2023 5

Awesome place! Kristen was an amazing coach, she gave great tips! Made me a pro 😅 the mimosas were great! Would definitely recommend this place!

Photo of Candice Jones Candice Jones
Aug 12, 2023 5

I went to Urban Axes with a small group of friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. Some of us were nervous as first-timers, but Coach D really helped us get the hang of it! All of the staff was very kind and personable. There was a nice variety of drinks and an awesome view of a baseball game. We had a great time and look forward to going again.

Photo of C Silver C Silver
Jul 30, 2023 5

We had thee best time there with Bradley! His coaching skills are amazing because after every instruction he suggested for me I immediately hit the target. He doesn’t hover over you and is personable. The actual activity is great and simply fun!

Photo of Ashley Lane Ashley Lane
Jul 19, 2023 5

We hosted our company party at Urban Axes with Kevin and Ron coaching and had the best time! Awesome staff and atmosphere. 10/10 would recommend.

Photo of Liz Mullins Liz Mullins
Jul 6, 2023 5

Came here with my husband's work group and had SO much fun! The instructors were knowledgeable and entertaining. They made axe throwing fun (and much easier than I expected)! Just know parking may be a concern depending on when you'll be in the area. Didn't diminish the experience at all, but a good thing to keep in mind.