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Axe me another! Brooklyn gets second hatchet-throwing bar

Cutting-edge entertainment: Bury the Hatchet will let Greenpointers hurl axes with abandon at wooden targerts.
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Brooklyn will be dual-wielding!

The County of Kings will soon be home to a second axe-throwing bar! Bury the Hatchet plans to opens its eight lanes of boozy axe-hurling action in Greenpoint on Oct. 26 — the ninth location of the entertainment chain. This will be the first company’s first foray into New York, and the owner said that he is thrilled to move into an edgy neighbhorhood where people are eager to hurl sharpened metal tools into wooden planks.

“Brooklyn is a hotspot,” said Howard Klotzkin. “People are starved for entertainment, and they’re looking for something different — and this is certainly different!”

Brooklyn’s first axe-throwing range, Kick Axe, opened in Gowanus at the end of 2017. Klotzkin said that the two chains are in “friendly competition,” but said that he is not worried about splitting the audience of axe fans.

“We’re a good 20 minutes away — which in New York is like a different country,” he said.

But he noted that Bury the Hatchet offers longer sessions that Kick Axe — two hours rather than 75 minutes, and that it offers different games.

Sessions at Bury will cost $49 per person for two hours of hatchet hurling, and up to 10 people will be able to share a lane. An axe master will accompany each group, provide training, and make sure everything stays safe. The bar will also offer an axe-throwing league, with a cash prize for the winners, said Klotzkin.

The other spots in the Bury the Hatchet chain are “bring your own booze,” said Klotzkin, but the Brooklyn location has applied for a beer and wine license, which it hopes to receive by the middle of November. In the meantime, it will serve food and non-alcoholic drinks (no BYOB).

Klotzking hopes that people come by to try the new activity.

“It’s a very exciting sport,” he said. “You don’t have to have any specific skills sets or anything — every group has an axe master to help out.”

Bury the Hatchet [67 West St. at Noble Street in Greenpoint, (917) 243–9696, www.burythehatchet.com]. Opening on Oct. 26.

Reach arts editor Bill Roundy at broundy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4507.
Updated 12:16 pm, October 11, 2018
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