The Backyard Axe Throwing League
The Home of Axe Throwing Since 2006

Book Axe Throwing in Chicago

4842 W. Irving Park Road | Chicago, IL | (773) 245-4151

The Backyard Axe throwing League is located 1 block from Six Corners in Portage Park, and easily accessible from surrounding communities by the Blue Line, or exit I-90 at I-94.  BATL Chicago can host axe throwing events for 2 – 140 people.  Learn more about the BATL Story.

Axe Throwing at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Axe Throwing at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Axe Throwing at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Axe Throwing at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League

Bar and Food:  while you’re axe throwing, BATL Chicago offers a fully licensed bar and kitchen serving a selection of local beers, wine and cider as well as a delicious food menu in partnership with Chicago’s Pizza, Culver’s and Tata’s Tacos.



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Pricing:  our 1 – 2.5 hour private axe throwing events cost $40.99 + tax per person, with discount pricing of $35.99 available each Tuesday.

Axe Throwing at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League
BATL The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Axe Throwing at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Axe Throwing at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League

Operating Hours

  • Open 7 days a week for private events
  • Events with advance booking from 11am-11pm
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  • Axe throwing leagues Sunday – Wednesday
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Featured Amenities

  • 10 axe throwing targets with digital scoring
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • View our 360′ Tour

The Home of Axe Throwing

The Backyard Axe Throwing League was established in 2006 in the backyard of CEO Matt Wilson.  What started as a personal dedication sparked by a camping trip soon spread through word of mouth in Toronto, and today over 1 million people have participated the thrill of throwing axes at one of our locations, including our Chicago venue near Six Corners in Portage Park and Irving Park.

Party & Corporate Event Ideas

We believe that throwing an epic party in the City of Chicago should be fun AND simple.  That’s why our axe throwing private event packages include 1 – 2.5 hours of axe throwing depending on your group size, adjustable food options and private space to fit your party’s unique needs.  At all BATL locations, trophies and clothing are available as add-ons for an even more exclusive touch.

Axe Throwing Facilities

BATL offers the premium facilities for people of all abilities to compete and have fun, including our location with 10 targets in the core of Chicago.  Our axe throwing ‘arenas’ are similar to a blend between a batting cage and bowling alley, with private event space for parties of any size, and a music selection that makes every visit to the Backyard Axe Throwing League unbelievable.

Axe Throwing Format

For both citizens and visitors to Chicago, our private axe throwing events begin with coaching and practice (no experience necessary!) from BATL’s highly trained staff before starting a round robin and group playoff tournament with your friends.

Chicago Fundraising

If you’d like to request BATL to support an upcoming non profit fundraising event, please contact the Backyard Axe Throwing League Chicago for eligibility requirements.  View some of the great causes we’ve been elated to support!

Outdoor Axe Throwing in Chicago

Our outdoor axe throwing packages are fully insured, equipped and available for both half and full-day bookings throughout Chicago and Illinois.  Our team of expert coaches can provide a customized axe throwing experience based on your specific group needs to make your next event one of the best memories of the year for everyone who participates at your event.

Chicago Axe Throwing Leagues

Our weekly axe throwing leagues are the perfect reason to get together with friends, make a few new ones and enjoy a little axe throwing competition.  With no experience necessary you’ll compete individually, while receiving tips from our friendly BATL Chicago coaches – and plenty of time to hang out between throwing.  Check out some videos from recent axe throwing competitions.