Inhabiting a rustic industrial space on Main Street, Hatchets and Hops offers the first of its kind experience in Western New York.
The space isn't quite a bar and isn't just an activity space either. It marries the unique experience of axe-throwing and enjoying local craft beers and wine.
Co-founders Dustin Snyder and Andrew Piechowicz first threw axes in Ontario and decided to bring the concept to Buffalo.
"We decided it was time to take part in Buffalo's resurgence," says Snyder. Piechowicz chimes in, "We know there are a lot of places to eat in drink in Buffalo, but not a lot of places you can do something."
Hatchets and Hops is focused on bringing people together and putting them out of their comfort zones. The space is created for groups who need to pre-register and reserve a time. Each lane requires a minimum of six people. Each throwing session is guided by an experienced instructor and lasts two hours.
"It sounds dangerous, drinking beer and throwing axes but it really isn't," says Snyder. The team at Hatchets and Hops facilitates each session. The axes themselves aren't sharpened, since they only need to stick into the wood targets, not cut through them.
Hatchets and Hops is great for corporate events, team building exercises, birthday parties and outings with friends and family. There is also a league that operates two nights a week seasonally.
To learn more about pricing, booking and leagues, you can visit their website here.