We’re always looking for new fun things to do in the city, so when everybody started to talk about axe throwing, we knew we had to try it.
So we went to Golden Axe Club in Bangkok to see what the hype was about.
What is Axe Throwing?
Even if you never heard of axe throwing before, you can probably picture what’s it’s about with a name like that.
Coming straight from Canada, this new activity is getting popular all around the world.
It’s all about throwing sharp axes and knives at wooden targets while drinking beers.
Sounds fun right?
And well, we must say, it’s as fun as it sounds.
It’s a bit like darts, with bigger and sharper toys.
And even if it doesn’t sound like it, it’s safe and accessible to everyone.
Guys, kids, girls… you don’t need to be a big dude with a beard (even though it might help) to throw axes.
Anyone can do it.
Why Throwing Axes is a Hot Thing?
Because it’s fun, not that difficult, not that expensive, and believe it or not, it’s as safe as going bowling.
In just a few minutes, with no prior experience, you get pretty good at it and have a good time kicking your friend’s ass.
And if you need some advice before your first time, we have a few tips for you.
First, grab a beer. Because everything is better after a few drinks.
Then listen carefully to the instructions, so you know the safety rules, and you can stay away from sending your friends to the hospital and getting sued for everything you have.
Don’t worry. It’s no rocket science.
In short, don’t go grab your axe while the person next to you is throwing, as the axes can bounce back off the target if you throw too hard.
Because yes, boys, it’s about throwing at the right time and with the right movement. Not about throwing hard.
So you don’t need to act tough and flex your muscles. A girl or a kid can easily kick your ass.
Other than that, we don’t see how you could get hurt.
Honestly, if we managed to stay safe even after a few beers, you should be able to manage it too.
Now, get going. You will see it’s not difficult and soon enough, after a few minutes of practice, you will touch the target every time.
All you have to do is focus, throw, and repeat.
Of course, it will take more than a session (and a few beers) to throw accurately and start thinking about the World Cup.
But at least it’s fun right away.
And once you’re getting comfortable with it, you can do a tournament with your friends to find out who’s better.
And get the loser to pay for the drinks.
Axes, Knives, and Beers…
Now that we’re done with the basics, let’s talk about the other options they have.
Because even though it’s called Golden Axe Throw Club, axes are not the only thing you can throw.
And if you love challenges, try knife throwing.
They have all kinds of knives there.
From the small knives you would use to chop sausages, to the massive kitchen knives.
We can guarantee those are going to give you some problems.
Because knife throwing is way more complicated than axe throwing, as the lighter it is, the harder it is to make it stick to the wooden target.
It probably requires a lot more training and skills, but if you love the challenge, feel free to give it a go!
Anyway, Golden Axe Throw Club is a great place to hang out for a few hours, eat, drink and play.
Oh, and for those like us who don’t do anything sober, they have a bar inside their venue where they sell beers, whisky, soju, and well… soft drinks.
Go Throw Axes in Bangkok With your Friends
Now that you get why Axe Throwing is so cool and popular, all you need to do is invite your friends and give it a go.
And if you’re planning a private party somewhere in or around Bangkok, they have mobile targets they can install everywhere.
In your driveway, your garden, a park, a warehouse… they bring axe throwing to your event.
Ready to give axe throwing a try or to book their mobile trailer for an event?
Go on their website to find all the details: