Looking for a unique idea for a party or a night out? Far Shot Recreation opened in October on N. Pearl Street, bringing a safe and fun venue for axe throwing, knife throwing, and archery to the capital city.
The venue includes 10 targets for axe throwing, knife throwing, and archery, as well as a bar that serves up appetizers and beer. If you have a group of less than 6 people, you can stop by during walk-in times. If you have a group of 6 or more, you’ll need reserve your own lanes. Options include:
- 1-hour walk-in sessions with less than 6 people: $25 per person ($20 deals on certain nights)
- 1-hour small groups of 6 or more: $25 per person
- 2-hour private parties: $35 per person
- If you’d like to try more than one activity, each additional one will cost $5 per person.
Hesitant to try your hands at axe or knife throwing? Far Shot strives to make your outing as safe as possible. Participants will work with a coach and use dulled axes and knives throughout the experience. Safety rules, including a 2-drink limit for all participants during the game and a mandatory closed-toe shoe policy, help ensure that everyone plays responsibly. All guests need to sign a waiver, and kids under 18 are required to be accompanied by an adult.
Anyone who doesn’t abide by the safety rules isn’t able to participate. Conversely, if you decide early on that the sport is too intense for a member of your group, they’ll be refunded and allowed to just observe the games.
If you’re really interested in axe throwing, knife throwing, or archery, Far Shot also offers leagues, which are perfect for beginners and intermediate-level players alike. League members participate in 8 weeks of competition and receive coaching, equipment rentals, and special discounts.
- Knife throwing/archery league (meets on Mondays starting Jan 13, 2020): $120
- Axe-throwing league (meets on Tuesdays starting Jan 14, 2020): $130
Far Shot Recreation was founded by Benn MacDonald, the head coach and referee for the World Axe Throwing League (WATL). Far Shot took the association’s inaugural championship title in 2017 and has other locations in Syracuse and Canada.