Blue Ridge Axe Throwing
is Southwest Virginia's first indoor
axe throwing range.

We are committed to bring the sport of axe throwing to Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
Now open in Roanoke for reservations, group events, and league play!


Email or call (540)309-5222 to arrange your private or corporate event.

Limited walk-in availability after 1/1/2020. When available, walk-in hours will be posted on our Facebook page.

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What is urban axe throwing?

Urban axe throwing originated in Canada 5-10 years ago and has been migrating south to the U.S. and internationally into Europe and Asia. It is a competitive sport involving throwing hatchets and small axes into vertical targets and is often described as “darts on steroids”.

No prior experience or special athletic ability is required to throw axes. Everyone can participate! Our guests can enjoy a range of activities from casual throwing for fun to competitive league play. With practice throwers can even progress to international competition.

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Frequently Axed Questions

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Is it safe?


Absolutely. At Blue Ridge Axe Throwing (BRAX) the safety of our guests is our foremost concern. Before throwing all guests will receive a safety…Read More


Who can throw?


Just about anyone! No prior training or athletic experience is required. Basically if you can throw a softball you can throw an axe. The…Read More


Can I have a beer while throwing?


Not at this time. While we (the BRAX team) absolutely LOVE our region’s craft beer scene, we are not a bar. Axe throwing by…Read More


I have heard you are located in the same building as a gun range and showroom? Is that safe?


BRAX is co-located with Safeside Tactical. Obsessed as we are with the safety of our visitors, the Safeside team is even more so. Their…Read More


What equipment is required?


You must wear closed toed shoes in order to throw. We will provide all the other equipment you will…Read More


Can I bring my own axes?


Yes, but all axes must conform to World Axe Throwing League (WATL) specifications. They must weigh less than 3 pounds. The overall length must…Read More


How much does it cost?

Our price for throwing is $20 per person, per hour (plus city admissions tax). Each lane is one target. We can comfortably place 4…Read More

Should I tip my Axe Coach?


Yes! Our Axe Coaches work hard to make sure you and your friends have a great experience. You may be a first time visitor…Read More

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Location & Hours

An appointment is required is required in order to throw. Please visit our reservations page to secure your time.

Appointments accepted during these hours:

  • Fri 4 – 8 pm
  • Saturday noon to 8 pm
  • Sunday 1 – 6 pm
  • Extended hours available for private events.

For private events or to redeem gift certificates please email or call (540)309-5222.

Walk-in hours may still be available on occasion. Please see our Facebook page for announcements.


1201 Shenandoah Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24017 (co-located with Safeside Tactical)

Our visitor parking area is accessible from Centre Avenue – one block off Shenandoah via 12th or 14th Streets. From the parking lot proceed to BRAX either through our outdoor entrance to the left or through Safeside Tactical’s showroom on the right.

About Us

We were first introduced to urban axe throwing two years ago during a visit to Indianapolis. We spent an evening with family and friends at the local axe range (Bad Axe Throwing) and had a blast. On our return to Roanoke we searched for places in the region to throw axes but found nothing in Virginia west of Virginia Beach. We realized in order to throw (and to share the fun with others) we’d need to build our own range. The first plans for Blue Ridge Axe Throwing (BRAX) began to form.

After much discussion, planning, and search for a suitable site things finally fell into place in the spring of 2019. We found a perfect setting for the range on a site co-located with Safeside Tactical. At the same time the World Axe Throwing League’s Championship was broadcast on ESPN, creating a groundswell of interest in the sport.

We are so excited to introduce indoor axe throwing to Virginia’s Blue Ridge. We believe the sport is a perfect fit for our region’s “work hard, play harder!” culture. Our vision is a venue where people of all backgrounds and abilities can have fun with old friends, meet lots of new friends, and have the time of their lives tossing steel. Our dream is to develop champion throwers who compete at the international level!

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