Gone are the days when St. Petersburg residents must travel across Tampa Bay to visit one of Tampa’s two ax throwing establishments.
Soon you’ll be able to hurl axes toward a wooden target at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, which sounds like a fine way to take out some frustration (or celebrate a win!) after a Rays game at nearby Tropicana Field.
St. Pete Axe & Ale is set to celebrate its grand opening on June 13, which the proprietors say is International Axe Throwing Day (and who am I to say otherwise?).
Unlike other Tampa Bay ax throwing ranges, Axe & Ale, which is operating on the south patio at Ferg’s through a partnership with the sports bar, says it will be serving a full food and drink menu, including alcohol.
The Axe Throwing Day grand opening event will feature “axe throwing enthusiasts from around the globe” plus allow first-timers to try the sport, which is scored similarly to darts.
Ax throwing will be free from 5 to 10 p.m. that day, and there will be drink specials and prize giveaways.
Throwers must be at least 18, wear closed toe shoes and sign a waiver.
Though they’re celebrating the grand opening on June 13, Axe & Ale has been open for about a week. They take advance reservations on stpeteaxeandale.com. Reservations are $60 per hour.
If the lanes are open, they’ll also do walk-ups that cost $10 per game, which is 10 throws, plus two practice throws.