Booze and axe throwing mix at new Gowanus bar

December 27, 2017 By Liliana Bernal Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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The latest trend in Brooklyn landed in Gowanus this month: a lodge-like bar equipped with an arsenal of throwing axes and targets set up for recreational use.

Kick Axe was opened at 622 DeGraw St. by Ginger Flesher-Sonnier and Darren Sonnier, a couple in the escape room industry who saw recreational axe throwing was on the rise across the country.

“We did a little bit of research into it and we thought it would catch on really well,” Sonnier said. “I mean, who doesn’t want to throw axes?”

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The bar offers just that.

With the help of assigned “axperts,” Brooklynites can turn the 7,000-square-foot spot into a playground — within the safety regulations, of course.

Axe throwing as a sport gained popularity in Canada, where professional leagues compete. With growing popularity in the states, Kick Axe hopes to start its own leagues and competitions in January 2018.

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