At these two bars, both within city limits, drinking while throwing heavy, sharp, metal objects around isn’t just tolerated. It’s actively encouraged.
Axe MKE (1924 E. Kenilworth Pl.)
Lots of wood paneling, and enough buffalo plaid to make you feel like you’re at a Northwoods summer camp
Northsouth Club (230 E. Pittsburgh Ave.)
The name “NorthSouth Club” hints at the bar’s split personality – Northern-inspired ax-throwing lanes and Southern-inspired shuffleboard courts
College students tired of bar-hopping along Brady Street
Young professionals and at least a few retirees congregating around the shuffleboard courts
Marla and David Poytinger, who also own Nine Below and Splash Studio
Marla and David Poytinger (yup, they’re building something of an activity bar empire)
A full bar, plus snacks like beef jerky and soft pretzels
Basically everything that’s available at Axe MKE, with a little more emphasis on tropical cocktails
$20-$25 per person for walk-ins; $25-$30 per person for reserved hour-long sessions
Same hourly rates as its sister bar, or $35 for complete access to the throwing lanes and the shuffleboard courts for two and a half hours.