Good news for people who love throwing axes: There's another place opening up in Cincinnati where you can toss the deadly projectiles. Urban Axes axe-throwing chain is hosting a soft opening for its OTR location starting 5 p.m. Jan. 11. The official grand opening is slated for Jan. 25.
Like other axe-throwing locations nearby, at Urban Axes you throw an actual 1.5-pound hatchet at a wooden target.Hours this weekend are 5-9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Walk-ins are $20 per person for a one-hour session.
After Jan. 25, you can either schedule a 2.5-hour group event with safety instructions, throwing practice and a round-robin tournament, or you can wing it and hope it isn't busy and opt for walk-in session. During the hour-long walk-in, different "axeperts" will help you hone your skills.
The Cincinnati location of Urban Axes will differ from other axe places in the area though because it will have a bar. Yes, axes and booze! But unfortunately the bar will not be open this weekend; they are still waiting on their liquor permit.
Urban Axes is located at 2010 Elm St., OTR. Other locations are in Philadelphia; Boston; Baltimore; Austin, Texas and Durham, North Carolina. For details on axe-throwing leagues, visit urbanaxes.com/cincinnati/leagues.