Who doesn’t like to throw sharp objects?
Fans of LumberjAxes—a popular competitive ax-throwing venue in Tempe—can now do so at Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District. The venue opened Wednesday, Oct. 9.
“LumberjAxes is a form of entertainment you’ve never done before,” said Matthew Peyton, one of LumberjAxes’ partners. “To try and compare to bowling and darts would be an injustice. Once you go in and start throwing with your group, you’d be amazed how quickly two hours would pass.”
Corey Deasy founded LumberjAxes in Pittsburgh in 2017 after visiting an ax-throwing venue in Toronto while on vacation. When he and his friends returned, they knew ax throwing would be a welcome addition to his hometown of Pittsburgh.
Deasy brought LumberjAxes to the Valley in February 2018. He knew Westgate was a natural fit for the company, which has six locations nationwide.
“We didn’t know what to expect when we opened the first ax-throwing venue in the Valley,” Deasy said. “We were confident it could be as successful as our first location in Pittsburgh but have been pleasantly surprised at how popular it has become. When we saw an opportunity to open a location in Glendale at Westgate Entertainment District, whose management team is as passionate as we are about creating an atmosphere of fun, we jumped at the opportunity.”
Tempe’s LumberjAxes took off. Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley hosted his ArchiePalooza there in March with guests like Kurt and Brenda Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Jake Lamb and David Peralta.
The 7,500-square-foot Glendale venue will be slightly larger than LumberjAxes’ Tempe location with 20 targets rather than 16. The venue will accommodate up to 250 people for private parties and corporate events. Unique to the Glendale location is a full-service bar serving signature cocktails and local bottled beer, and food service in partnership with neighboring Bar Louie.
The Glendale location offers the same level of fun as Tempe with less of a commute for those in the West Valley. It will have a special 30-minute walk-in rate of $15 for a quick session before or after attending a game or concert within the entertainment district. The hourly walk-in rate is $25 per hour and group sessions are $40 for a two-hour block.
All LumberjAxes locations have a league that would allow members to qualify for the National Axe Throwing Championships. Ax coaches will be on-hand for each session to ensure proper technique and safety for all visitors, who must be 13 or older. LumberjAxes offers fun for people of all ax-throwing skill levels.