Going Axe Throwing in Bangkok
We're always looking for new things to do in Bangkok, as well as excuses to drink, so when everybody started to talk about Axe Throwing in Bangkok we knew we had to give it a try.
And after trying it a bunch of times, both with a few friends and with a large group I think we finally found something to do in Bangkok that everyone enjoy.
Ok, maybe the beers did help too.
But anyway, that doesn't change the fact that if you've never tried Axe Throwing before, you should give it a try.
It's fun, you can drink while doing it and the Golden Axe Throw Club at Artbox is the perfect place to play and relax.
What the hell is Axe Throwing ?
Apparently, Canadians have their own definition of what fun is.
And Axe Throwing is one of them.
Like me, you've probably heard about Axe Throwing over the last few years on internet.
It has been popping everywhere on facebook, youtube... So I guess it was only a matter of time before it make its way to Bangkok.
In short, Axe throwing is when you throw Axes at a target (thanks genius).
But instead of doing it in the wild, you do in a somewhat controlled environment with pros to explain you how to do it correctly and how not to hurt yourself or people around you.
Like for darts, there's a target with points and the closer you get to the center, the more points you score.
The one who score the most points win (obviously).
That's a game that you can play 1vs1 or in tournament.
Axe Throwing in practice
You might ask : "Isn't Axe Throwing dangerous? And it sounds difficult."
Truth is, it's apparently not that dangerous.
You can't find many videos of accidents online so that should be a good sign.
And the Golden Axe Throw Club say nobody got hurt there (yet).
As when you get on the plane, you start your first session with a security brief to tell you how to throw axes safely.
It's really not that complicated and as long as you follow the rules, you should be safe.
And hopefully the people around you too.
Now about the difficulty.
Frankly, it's not as hard as it sounds. But it's not really easy either.
Let's put it that way, it's gonna take you only a few throws to get the axe to stick to the wooden target.
But it's gonna take a lot longer to be able to aim precisely at the target.
I've played about 5 hours in total and I can manage to hit the target almost every time.
But do I far from being able to score points each time I throw or to predict where the axe is going.
And unlike when I play pool, I don't get better at axe throwing after a few beers.
So if like me you refuse to do it sober too, you're gonna need some practice.
A good activity for groups and events
Axe Throwing is better when you go with a group of friends.
At the Golden Axe Throw Club at Artbox you can book for groups up to 60+ people.
You have the choice to rent just a few lanes or the entire place, and you can even negotiate a deal that include a few beers. 😉
That's perfect for a bachelor party, a birthday or even a team building event.
We did Axe Throwing for my friends birthday with about 20 people and everybody loved it.
It was either that or bowling, and I suck at bowling.
So I'm glad we picked axe throwing instead.
About Golden Axe Throw Club in Bangkok
The Golden Axe Throw club is now at Artbox Night Market next to Sukhumvit 10, just meters away from Nana BTS.
It's way more convenient than their previous location in Lad Phrao and perfect before a night out.
Artbox also have a lot of options for food and drinks and it's pretty cheap, especially for this area.
Price for axe throwing start at 500฿ for 1 hour for walk-ins and 800฿ per person for 2 hours.
That's not the cheapest activity in Bangkok but once in a while it's fine.
For more details about Golden Axe Throw Club Bangkok, click on the links below :
All this to say, if you've never been Axe Throwing in Bangkok (or elsewhere), definitely give it a try.
It's fun and you can get drunk while doing it.
Oh and if you're looking for more things to do while in Bangkok, here's a list I made.
Now if you made it until here, thanks a lot for reading.
And let me know about you !
Did you ever try Axe Throwing? What do you think about it?
Let me know in the comments.