Axe Throwing In Chicago, IL

Time to bear down.

BATL Axe Throwing for Chicago, IL, 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 hatchet throwing events for 2 – 135 people. We have digital display screens and a licensed bar.

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Booking hours:

Mon-Sat: 12pm-9:30pm
Sun: 12pm-8pm

Mon – Fri: 5pm-9:30pm
Sat: 12pm-9:30pm
Sun: 12pm-8pm

Ready, set, book!

Booking online is as easy as 1, 2, Throw!

Throwing a party? Throw an axe too.

We believe throwing a killer party should be fun, simple, and full of bullseyes.
Whether it’s a night out with friends, a bachelor party, or team building event, book today to guarantee lanes on your preferred date. Never thrown before? No problem — our expert coaches are part of your BATL experience.

For the ultimate axe throwing experience, book a Premium event for your group and get a dedicated coach to show you the ropes. This is the best way for your large gathering to experience axe throwing in Chicago, IL. We give you the opportunity to have a complete axe throwing competition, including playoffs and a championship round where the ultimate winner will be crowned. Just imagine the fun you’ll have competing for the ultimate bragging rights. 


2 - 20 PEOPLE




• Safety Coaching And How-To-Throw
Play A Variety Of Games
Book Ahead or Same Day Online
Private Lanes For Your Group

Flat Rate Parties

4 - 10 PEOPLE



BATL Party Packs

AS LOW AS $174.99 a group

• Safety Coaching And How-To-Throw
• Flat Rate, Best Value For Groups
• Bar Drinks Included In Price
• Book Ahead Or Same Day Online

Best Experience

6 - 20 PEOPLE


Big Axe

BATL Premium


Dedicated Coach And Referee
Managed Tournament For Your Group
A Chance To Throw The 'BIG AXE'
A Truly Memorable Experience

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.

Our leagues are the perfect excuse to get together with friends, make some new ones, and trash talk each other a little bit while competing. With coaches available to give you tips, we have a league that’s perfect for every experience level.

8-week seasons. All year round.
$16 per week + tax per person, per season

League Nights:

Sundays: 5PM - 8pm
Monday to Wednesday: 7pm - 10pm

Meet your coaches, not your maker.

We have an incredible group of people and team members who are committed to making sure you have a great axe throwing experience.

Have a bite and a drink at the premier axe throwing bar

Our Chicago location boast a great selection of local craft beer, coolers and wine. With a delicious menu from our food partners Chicago’s Pizza, Culver’s, and Tata’s Tacos.

The best way to get food while throwing is to pre-order before your event. Food is delivered right to your lanes. To pre-order, simply send us an email with what you want at or give us a call 1.844.228.5550 and we’ll get you hooked-up. Check out our food menus below (if there is no menu it means there is no food service at that location). Please pre-order at least 1 day in advance.

Want to bring in your own food? No problem! No plating fee!

Please do! You are welcome to bring food for your guests or have it delivered, as long as it is prepared off-site.


Not only are we the first, we are the best and we got the ratings to prove it.


What a great night we had. Great coaching and great fun. Our whole party all had the best time, and would love to do it all over again soon.



Went with 15 people from the office. The coaches are great and teach you everything you need to know. Overall had a very good time!



We went for a birthday and had a great time. Despite what you might think, throwing axes is not intimidating at all! Our coach, was awesome!


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Tour BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League

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 2 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.

Axe Throwing Bachelorette Parties in Chicago

Whether you’re planning a bachelorette party for your bestie or helping to arrange your own celebration before walking down the aisle, we’ve got you covered. After all, we want you to be able to relax and enjoy the party too.

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!

Team Building & Corporate Events in Chicago

Looking for a new idea for your company team-building event that everyone will enjoy in Chicago? If you want to plan a fun activity that an entire group can participate in no matter their age, skill or fitness level, then think about axe throwing. Make yourself the office hero for all types of company events!

The Perfect Date Night In Chicago

Looking to stand out on a first date or just surprise that special someone with something fun and different to celebrate an anniversary? Axe throwing at BATL is the perfect date night idea. A unique experience, casual atmosphere, an expert coach to help get you started, and a couple of drinks to help ease your nerves – everything you need for a great date that is sure to impress your Tinder match! Chemistry not included.

Chicago Axe Throwing Birthday Parties & Events

Axe throwing at BATL Chicago 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.

Chicago Axe Throwing Bachelor Parties

So what’s something that the entire group – a bunch of groomsmen who may or may not really know each other – will be into no matter their age, skill or fitness level? Axe throwing at BATL Chicago! It hits all the targets and then some.

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