Posted: January 14, 2020

BATL Hamilton, The Newest Canadian BATL Venue

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We at the Backyard Axe Throwing League opened BATL Hamilton, our newest location in Canada, back at the end of 2017. It’s our 13th BATL venue – joining the likes of Toronto, Pickering, Ottawa, London, Kitchener, Niagara Falls, Calgary, Nashville, Novi (Detroit), and Chicago that offer the best axe throwing experience possible. Since opening our doors, The Backyard Axe Throwing League Hamilton has quickly grown into a community favourite and a top destination within the city for a night out with friends or colleagues.

The Hamilton Community

For a long time it’s been stuck in the shadow of its big sister down the QEW (Toronto), but over the past decade the City of Hamilton, Ontario has grown into its own. A big influx began due to it being a more affordable option than living in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, the list goes on – but it’s not just cheap rent that is bringing people to this once thriving industrial steel city. Situated on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton (also known as The Hammer) and the surrounding area provides countless conservation areas, waterfalls, and trails for the outdoor-minded; on top of its vibrant dining, nightlife, arts, and culture scene. If you live in the Hamilton area or plan to take a trip in the near future, a stop at BATL Hamilton is a must.

The History of The Backyard Axe Throwing League

The Backyard Axe Throwing League pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing back in 2006, so it’s no surprise that we’re the best at what we do. Our weekly axe throwing league play is what made us famous, but each of our 13 locations across North America offers other ways to get involved with axe throwing. Our private axe throwing event group bookings are offered for groups of 2 and up and are perfectly suited for any occasion – adult birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate team building, or just a summer outing with friends. Private event bookings include one on one coaching from our expert staff, followed by a round-robin tournament and playoff. If you’re looking to get involved in our sport with less commitment, BATL also offers weekly public walk-in sessions with no advance booking required; just show up and hone your skill! BATL Hamilton offers a fully licensed bar and food menu, meaning all you have to worry about is throwing axes! A visit to BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League is sure to keep you and your friends entertained and leave a lasting impression. Located conveniently in the Jackson Square area of downtown, BATL Hamilton is easily accessible from Burlington, Stoney Creek, St. Catherines, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and the entire Golden Horseshoe.

Weekly Axe Throwing Leagues in Hamilton

If you’re looking for a more in-depth way of getting involved, consider joining an axe throwing league, taking place on weeknights throughout the year at our BATL Hamilton location. In a recent post on the Night Helper Blog website, Lisa gives you some insight as to why a weekly axe throwing league is the perfect year-round hobby. “…what’s neat about axe throwing, unlike a lot of other sports, is that it’s a perfect hobby for year-round entertainment and exercise. Not only is it fun to warm up at an axe throwing league facility in the dead of winter by working those arm muscles, but it’s also fun to get outdoors in the summer heat and throw axes.”

BATL Hamilton at ConBravo! 2018

If you’re looking for a more casual way to immerse yourself in the urban sport of axe throwing, check out the BATL booth at this years ConBravo!

ConBravo! takes place this July 27th-29th at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s, in the heart of downtown Hamilton, Ontario. Programming also extends into the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, which is located directly across the street from the convention centre and is accessible via sky bridge. ConBravo! is a three-day festival of YouTube, gaming, music, anime, and just about everything else your geeky heart desires. The festival is dedicated to fandom, and on top of us bringing axe throwing to the ConBravo, it’s also equipped with consoles, arcades, LAN parties, panels, workshops, concerts, guest appearances, and a whole lot more. Be sure to come to say hi and throw an axe when visiting the festival!

Mobile Axe Throwing in Hamilton

If you’re not in the mood to spend your day inside throwing axes, don’t fret. Lucky for you, BATL also brings the party on the road. BATL Hamilton offers offsite bookings within the surrounding area of the venue and is a perfect way to transform your outdoor gathering into edgy space with an adrenaline-filled friendly competition. Our off-site packages are fully insured, equipped and available for full and half-day bookings – perfectly suited to corporate gatherings, weddings, festivals, private parties and so much more. Our team of expert coaches can provide a personalized event with up to 8 targets based on your specific group size and needs, and the unique experience is sure to leave an impression on your guests.

With so many ways to get involved with our sport, there is no excuse to not check out everything that The Backyard Axe Throwing League Hamilton has to offer. It’s time to join the BATL, Golden Horseshoe!

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