Struggling to come up with a fun adult birthday party idea? Looking for something different that will shake up the routine? Bowling, paintball, and escape rooms have already been done so why not throw your next birthday party at BATL?

Axe throwing is an awesome adult birthday party idea that works for women and men of all ages, no matter their age, skill, or fitness level. It hits all the targets and then some. Plus we're licensed!

Here are 6 reasons why an axe throwing birthday party is a great idea!

  • Anyone 12 or older can throw with BATL Axe Throwing.
  • We're Licensed for those that want a cold one and meet the age of requirement ;).
  • It's competitive - because nothing is better than challenging the birthday boy or girl to a game of skill!
  • It's easy for everyone - no matter your age, athleticism, or strength.
  • It's more fun than bowling, darts, lazer-tag and more!
  • We have a package for everyone!

From a teenage birthday to the big 8-0, no matter which birthday you’re celebrating, axe throwing is a safe, fun and engaging activity that anyone can learn. While it may seem like an extreme sport, you’ll quickly find that it’s easy to do and extremely fun!

If you want the best experience and a dedicated coach, go for the Premium tournament-style event!


From groups of 2 to over 100, planning your birthday party idea at BATL Axe Throwing is a breeze and we pinky swear to help make the birthday party unforgettable for you and your entire group.

WHY is BATL Axe Throwing THE BEST Adult BIrthday PARTY Idea?

Did you know that BATL is the OG of indoor axe throwing? It all started when a bunch of friends were hanging out looking for something fun to do. And isn’t that exactly what you want from an adult birthday party – fun for everyone? Needless to say, we’ve been hosting kick-ass axe throwing birthday parties across North America since 2006. And we’ve been perfecting the experience ever since we started it.

Besides the thrill of the actual axe throwing (and credit you can take for coming up with such a unique birthday party idea), our coaches and staff are highly skilled at what they do, not to mention pretty enjoyable to hang out with! Plus, when you put down your axe, you can pick up a drink, and some food, too. Can you say craft beer and food that’s inspired by the city you’re in? Good. Because that’s what you and your birthday party pals will get.

You can have your cake and eat it too!

A birthday party isn's a birthday party without a special cake or treats.  Whether you're ordering with our menu, or bringing in your own food for your guests, we make it easy with no plating fees and a great selection of local food partners.


Whether you’re planning a birthday party for yourself, a friend or your favourite aunt or uncle, we believe that throwing an epic party should be fun AND simple. That’s why with a Premium Tournament-Style event we’ll take care of everything from setting up and running tournaments to scoring for your group. After all, we want you to be able to relax and enjoy the party too! And if you need extra time to set up any party favours in your private axe throwing area before your birthday party begins, just let us know in advance and we’ll accommodate wherever possible.


Entertainment with an edge of course! Birthday parties with a BATL Premium tournament-style event begin with practice and axe throwing instruction (no experience necessary!) from BATL’s expert coaches in your private throwing area. Once you and your party have sharpened your skills, we’ll kick off a round-robin tournament followed by a group playoff tournament to award the champ! Of course, it’s customary to let the birthday guy or girl win. Just kidding! Feel free to bring your A-game – you might just be a natural!

Each venue offers the best facilities for people of all abilities to compete and have fun. Our axe throwing ‘arenas’ are similar to a cross between a batting cage and bowling alley, with private space for groups of any size, and a music selection that makes every visit amazing. Birthday parties at BATL last roughly 1.5 hours and must be booked in advance.


Happy birthday to you indeed! With 18 locations to choose from across North America, BATL is sure to fit the bill for your special day. Whether you live in or are visiting, one of these cities, there are axes waiting to be thrown and good times to be had by all.


Birthday parties, like axes, were meant to be thrown. So book an axe throwing party today at your local BATL location and stop worrying that your next birthday party won’t be fun. It will be 100% yawn-proof. Trust us.

No matter the season or the location, our staff will make sure your birthday party idea is a blast! Not only will we teach you how to throw an axe, but we’ll also make sure you and everyone else who joins the party has a fantastic time and hits some bullseyes.


Beer, your pals, and axes? Yep, it’s an epic birthday party idea that your entire group will not soon forget. But before you help your friend celebrate one more trip around the sun, we’ve devised a handy guide to help you out with your axe throwing game so you can have an edge on the competition. Check out these tips from our resident axe gurus:


It’s always good to start with the basics. These tips will help you get ready to throw your axe:

  • It’s important to stand with your non-dominant foot forward, in order to create balance with your dominant leg.
  • When you’re throwing, it’s important to remember two things: lean in, and follow through.
  • Keep your arms straight and your eyes level with the target on the board. This will keep you focused, and help you with aiming.


Now that you’ve got your stance, the next step is to aim your axe. These are some things to keep in mind:

  • Keep your eyes on the target – look directly at where you want the axe to go, and throw!
  • Aiming is all muscle memory, so try to replicate your motions every time you have a successful throw.
  • Breathe!

Two-Handed Throwing Technique: This is the standard technique that we’ve been teaching our guests for the last 14 years. Keep these things in mind when throwing with two hands:

  • Place your dominant hand at the bottom of the axe.
  • Wrap your other hand around your dominant hand.
  • Keep your thumbs off the back of your axe.
  • Bring the axe all the way back.
  • Lean in all the way forward while releasing your axe.

One-Handed Throwing Technique: We always recommend starting with two hands, but there is a certain allure to the one-handed throw. Keep these things in mind when throwing with one hand:

  • Keep your thumb off the back of the axe.
  • Keep your elbow in.
  • Don’t bring your arm across your body when releasing (like a baseball pitcher).
  • Less is more. You don’t have to throw your hardest.

If you keep these things in mind, you’ll be hitting bullseyes in no time. Now that you have a grasp of the basics of axe throwing, you just need to figure out what date works best to throw your bachelor party at Backyard Axe Throwing League.


One more thing – the big axe. It’s one of the most exciting parts of axe throwing, but can also be one of the most daunting. But really, it’s just like throwing a hatchet. So if you’re stepping up to throw the big axe, here are some tips to help you master it:

  • Always use both hands on the axe, stacked on the handle like you’re holding a baseball bat with your dominant hand on top.
  • The big axe takes longer to rotate – you’ll need to stand back five feet from the hatchet throwing line.
  • It’s important to bring the axe all the way back, to generate more power due to the weight.
  • Aim high!

Adjusting Your Throw: There’s always a learning curve when learning a new skill. It’s helpful to identify issues and correct your throw as you learn. These are some possible adjustments you can make:

  • Stand further or closer to adjust axe rotation issues.
  • Move your stance from left to right to compensate for accuracy.
  • Adjusting your power levels to improve your control.

BATL offers many ways to get involved with axe throwing, suited to any and every event, including bachelor parties.

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