Huge scoop today from Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, which reports that Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, a national chain of bars where people literally (LITERALLY) throw axes at walls, has registered permits to open at 206 Broadway E, the site of the old Castle sex toy store, a block from the Capitol Hill lightrail station. This will be the brand's first location in the area, but they've got some competition in White Center, home of Axe Kickers, which calls itself a "true PNW experience." Okay.
"The first Blade and Timber opened in Kansas City in 2017," writes CHS. "The company has plans for rapid expansion with a push to open a dozen more locations this year including a new bar planned for Portland on Vancouver Ave. The business operates like a bowling alley — you can book a private lane for $120 for 90 minutes or share a lane for $20. Given you’ll be throwing sharpened axes together while most likely consuming alcohol, choose your lane partners wisely."
Axe throwing sounds like a great way to get out some aggression and/or murder someone. According Blade & Timber's website, axe throwing is perfectly safe (or "as safe as any other sport or entertainment activity of similar genre") and while you cannot bring your own axe or your own alcohol (boo!!), you can bring your kids: Blade & Timber is open to anyone over the age of 10, with a parent or guardian's permission. Welcome to the hood, I guess?