BATL Minneapolis

The Backyard Axe Throwing League is thrilled to soon be opening our 23rd location in the heart of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.  Our unique style of urban axe throwing has been covered widely by national media, and soon residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Near North, Calhoun Isles, Prospect Park, Longfellow, Powerderhorn and Lauderdale will be able to enjoy the same experience that we’ve become renowned for across North America.

BATL Minneapolis Will Include:

  • Available for event bookings 7 days a week
  • The ability to accommodate groups of 2 to over 100 people.
  • Axe throwing targets with digital scoring.
  • A fully licensed bar and kitchen with local craft beer selection.
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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.


BATL Premium: Private Tournaments

Promo $32.00 per person | From $35.00 Regular
  • 1.5 hours of guaranteed fun
  • An expert coach
  • Throwing instruction and practice time
  • Round robin tournament (all in fun, but we do keep score….you just concentrate on the bullseye)
  • Playoffs and a championship match
  • Digital scoring

For groups of 25+ people, call our event planners at 1.844.228.5550 to help arrange your event. 

BATL Private Lanes

Promo $24.00 per person | From $28.00 Regular
  • 1 hour of guaranteed fun
  • An expert coach to show you the ropes
  • Private throwing for one hour
  • Book ahead or even same day online
  • Forget to book in advance? Drop-by hours offered Thursday 5pm – 10pm, Friday 5pm – 11pm; Saturday 12noon – 11pm; Sunday 12noon – 9pm

For groups of 25+ people, call our event planners at 1.844.228.5550 to help arrange your event. 

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Axe Throwing Lanes

Leagues aren’t just for the pros.

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.
$15 per week + tax per person, per season


Sundays, 5pm – 8pm
Monday – Wednesday, 7pm – 10pm

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Friday, 7PM-9PM
Saturday, 12PM-2PM
Sunday, 2PM-4PM

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Look, axe throwing makes us all hungry and thirsty.

Our Minneapolis location will include a fully licensed bar and kitchen. We’ll pause for applause. We offer a selection of local beers, wine, and coolers, as well as a delicious shareable food menu. So yeah, we’re killing it.

Want to bring in your own food?

Please do! For a plating fee of $3.00 per person, you are welcome to bring food for your guests or have it delivered, as long as it is prepared off-site.

Outside desserts such as cakes, pies, and cupcakes are exempt from plating fee charge. Celebrate your sweet tooth!

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What a great night we had. Elliot our coach was awesome, informative, great coaching and great fun. Our whole party all had the best time, and would love to do it again


Stopped by the open session to throw. Picked up the throws pretty easy thanks to coach Jeremy. My son and I had a great time. He showed us some games to play and explained everything clearly. For a first time the hour we spent was sufficient. Will come back.


Walked in at the last minute, Jen and Chantal told us walk in time had passed, but that they were gonna squeeze us in so we could try axe throwing for the first time! Thanks for the hospitality and the great service!


Excellent, helpful, and professional staff assisted our large group and helped make our night that much more fun. our group is booking another event soon and can’t wait to go again!

Freddy Durfel

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The Home of Axe Throwing in Minneapolis

BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League was established in the backyard of CEO Matt Wilson in 2006.  What began as a personal passion ignited by a camping trip soon travelled through word of mouth in Toronto, and today over 1 million people have experienced the adventure of throwing axes at one of our locations, including our new facility in Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis Axe Throwing

BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League offers the best venues for people of all abilities to face off and have fun, including our new location in Minneapolis. Our axe throwing ‘arenas’ are comparable to a cross between a bowling alley and batting cage, with private space for groups of any size, and a music selection that makes every visit spectacular.

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Outdoor Axe Throwing in Minneapolis

Our outdoor axe throwing packages are fully equipped, insured and available for both full and half-day bookings throughout Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our team of expert coaches can provide a custom axe throwing experience based on your specific group requirements to make your next event one of the most incredible activities of the year for everyone who participates.

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Minneapolis Axe Throwing Leagues

Our weekly axe throwing leagues are the perfect excuse to get together with friends, make a few new ones and enjoy a little fun competition. With no prior experience necessary you’ll compete individually while receiving tips from our friendly BATL Minneapolis coaches — and plenty of time to hang out between throwing at our venue.

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