If you read nothing else, read these 3 things:

  • No open-toed shoes!
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early! NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS. This isn’t us being arbitrarily cruel, you need time to sign waivers and check in.
  • War and Peace.

What happens in an axe session?

Stripped to its essentials, an axe throwing session is:

  • 75 minutes
  • Presided over by an axe coach
  • The first few minutes dedicated to training and ‘splaining
  • A good hour or so of deeply satisfying sinking of steel into wood

Who throws?

Anyone. A-N-Y ONE can get the hang of this. I’m not just saying that to get you to book a session. Even the unfit and the relatively clumsy can master it. I mean look at me. And when I say me, I’m speaking for a number of us. Some of us at Mo’s House of Axe are accomplished in various sports, but others… others were definitely the last ones to be picked for dodge ball. Yet all of us have had a great time throwing. That’s why we’re here, why we built this place. Our middling bowling game hasn’t improved since ninth grade! But here you’ll always have an expert with you, and you’ll watch your game improve right in front of your eyes. So book it!

Can I really throw? I mean, like, an axe?

I just told you you can! You will be surprised how easy and fun it is. It’s not about strength. The muscly have no advantage over the angular, willowy, or graceful. Quite the opposite. And rumor has it that women learn faster because they actually listen to the instructions, but you didn’t hear that here.

You know what? I guarantee you will be able to throw.  That’s right.  I do.

Alcohol and axes?????

Settle down, settle down, we’re not crazy! There is absolutely no throwing if you’re drunk, soused, or blotto. Our Axe Masters are the final word on who can play. They will also teach you to throw, give you tips on technique, form, and style, while also imparting knowledge of axe-throwing culture.

Axe-throwing culture? There’s a culture?

There is. Come and be part of it. It includes people of all shapes, hues, genders, ages, habits, and intersectional passions.

What does the Axe Coach do?

They will stay with you throughout your session to teach you everything you need to know and get you and your friends engaged in fun as hell games!

Can I book a private Alley?

Reservations for 6-12 players (except Saturdays when our minimum is 8) will secure your private bay (two adjoining lanes).

If your group is larger than 12 you can book an additional alley, but you must also book for a minimum of 6 players (or 8 on Saturdays) for that second alley to be private, and so on, ad infinitum (until our 20 lanes are full).

For groups larger than 24 contact our  special events

Can I just walk in to throw? No reservation?

Yes, unless we’re full-up with reserved groups. If you’re in a group smaller than six, you may share a lane with other throwers – which is great for spirited competition. If it’s busy your group might have to be split, but we’ll always attempt to get you into adjoining lanes.

 

Heads up: during busy hours walk-in throwing sessions start at the same specific times as booked sessions. Check our start times schedule  here or seriously, commit already, book it!

What does all this axe throwing awesomeness cost?

The cost per person for a 75-minute axe throwing reservation is $35+tax.  You pay in full when you make the reservation online. See our cancellation policy. (The short version: reservations are fully refundable up until 24 hours before your reservation. So,  Book it!)

Also check out our social for Happy Hour specials on axe throwing food and drinks!

If I’m part of a group reserving a lane, can I pay for my booking individually?

The easiest way to do this is to have one person make the reservation on their credit card, and then you can slip that that bold, heroic leader some Sakajewas, or Venmo, Zelle, goats, Square cash or whatever! If you must pay individually let us know if you are booking as part of a group reservation in the notes section and let us know the name the rest of your group is booked under. We’ll do our best to see that you are in the same lane, but we can’t guarantee it.

I just showed up late -- is that cool?

We hate to say it, but if you arrive late you’ve lost your slot. And we really, really hate to say that, so please be on time. No refunds for late arrivals.

Think of your axe session like a plane taking off from LAX. It can’t wait for you. ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY! But traffic was terrible. You had to update your Instagram. Finish whatever show. Walk the dog.  We totally get it but… we can’t hold you’re group hostage, and we can’t let you throw without our safety and technique lesson.

Of course, there’s an exception. We’re not monsters! If you arrive late for a private alley reservation and everyone on your flight is fine waiting for you and shortening their axe throwing time, then it’s ok.

Can I just come in to eat and drink?

You’re hungry or thirsty and we’re going to deny you our delicious food and refreshing drinks? I don’t think so! Come on in! Non-throwers can enjoy our bar and dining areas as well as our balcony.

Our restaurant,  THE OUTPOST, is a scratch kitchen featuring delicious barbeque, sous vide crispy fried chicken, sirloin/chuck burgers ground in house as well as vegan and vegetarian offerings – all created in collaboration with Eagle Rock’s Max City BBQ! And our  full-service bar features kick axe crafted cocktails, local brews on tap, and artisanal wines.

Is this family friendly, i.e can my kids wield axes?

We agree with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, yes, kids can learn to safely and expertly throw axes. Of course, they need adult supervision along with training from our great Axe Masters.

We allow kids ages 8 and up to throw as long as the axe master assesses that they have the strength and coordination to properly handle an axe, and as long as you adults supervise them with us. For children 8 to 12 you’ll need one adult per 3 kids and for kids 13 to 17 one adult per alley.

I’m in a wheelchair and I want to throw.

This sport is for everyone. And for that matter throwing an axe from a chair is considered a cool trick shot so you’ll have instant street cred when you stick it!

I’m renting an alley. What do I get?

Aside from memories you’ll cherish forever, you’ll get an alley, which is two adjoining lanes so you and your friends can compete side-by-side and, perhaps most importantly, you’ll get an Axe Master to guide you.

Can I bring in outside food or drinks?

It’s not allowed and why would you want to when we have a delicious menu and an awesome bar! That said, if you’re booking a special event or you will be devastated if you can’t bring in your favorite cake, reach out to our special events staff and they’ll work out a custom experience with you that could include your own catering.

What do I wear?

We have a strict dress code. Everyone must wear plaid or a Game of Thrones costume – no exceptions.

Kidding! Kidding! Just a little FAQ humor. The only thing you need to know is that you must wear closed-toed shoes.  And you should wear clothes that give you range of motion, including raising your arms over your head. Other than that you can rock your bad self in any style you want.

Do you host Birthdays, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Team Building, Bachelor(ette) Parties, weddings, Divorces, needle drops, wrap parties, brises, cosplay-- ?

You name it and we can host it. We have a dedicated special events staff with extensive experience in throwing (hah!) all kinds of events small to large. We can put together a fully customized experience for you or help you craft your own event. Reach out to our special events department  here.

Should I tip my Axe Master?

Your axe masters will give you all they’ve got no matter what, but who doesn’t want a tip? Especially in this hustle of a city where everyone is trying to make it until their big break. They would love to feel your love! If you don’t have cash, they accept credit cards and digital pay apps.

How do I get to you?

If you want to avoid hunting for parking or valet of course there’s Lyft and Uber or maybe you want to feel the wind in your hair on a Lime scooter before wielding an axe. Or public transit is the new black.

MASS TRANSIT: There is a major metro subway and bus stop within one block. We’re across Western from the Western/Wilshire Metro Purple Line station.

Click HERE for the Metro Trip Planner or just open Google Maps and put in 611 S. Western Ave as your destination. That’ll get you here!

Where can I park?

VALET PARKING is available, so you can strut in like a rock star. There is also street parking nearby but honestly it can be a pain in the axe. Feel free to be that diehard person and hunt around. Just leave time for parking and walking so you aren’t late.

What is your cancelation policy?

Cancelling is so LA. But we know sometimes plans must change. You’re not omniscient. How could you have known! You will get a full refund up to 24 Hours in advance of your booked time slot. Sorry but within 24 hours there are no refunds. Hey, it’s complicated to book axe alleys. Juggling all those reservations and axe coaches. It takes a day. You try it!