The pun is considered the lowest form of humor but a new venue in town, with roots in Canada, simply lends itself to any number of plays on words. Long-time Strip headliner, hypnotist Anthony Cools, along with his partners Dave Calhoun, Ryan Chamberlain and Barry Tell, has brought an axe-citing and increasingly popular sport to town. Axe Monkeys is a premier indoor axe throwing experience complete with professional instructors, 47 lanes, competitive axe league memberships and corporate event packages.
“Vegas is a place where people come to have fun and experience things they don’t have an opportunity to do in their hometowns,” said Cools. “Axe throwing is such a unique activity; it just makes sense for people to have this experience in Las Vegas. It’s a lot of fun to compete with your friends to see who can hit the target. It’s a great alternative activity for bachelor parties, corporate events, birthdays – you name it. As much as we think visitors will come for the experience, locals are really excited about the facility as well.”
The facility boasts solid pine targets and hi-tech axes to optimize the fun as well as safety. Each lumberjack or lumberjill gets personal attention from trained staff to master the tricks and techniques to become a skilled axe thrower. Axe Monkeys accommodates roughly 300 guests and offers a booming sound system, dynamic lights display and three party rooms. Axe throwing is a unique experience for all family members ages seven and up. At the March 8 Grand Opening I was given a chance to show my axe off. I managed to score some wood three times out of twelve throws. I didn’t even have to lose my axe: I brought it home with me as a media gift.
Axe Monkeys is open seven days a week at 3525 East Post Road, Suite 110, from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Reservations are required after 10 p.m. on weekdays. One-hour rates for adults start at $25 and $20 for ages 17 and younger. For more information or to reserve your axe throwing experience, visit AxeMonkeys.com.