Gowanus

Booze and axe throwing mix at new Gowanus bar

December 27, 2017 By Liliana Bernal Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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.

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“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?”

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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