By Kristen Margo Daukas
When Michael Citro opened Tap That Axe in Apil of 2019, one of the main reasons he did was due to the lack of variety in things to actually DO in the area. Sure we have bowling, movies, miniature golf, etc. but you can only do those things so many times before you’re bored with them and honestly don’t want to do them anymore. He began putting the plans in motion after visiting an ax-throwing spot in the Midwest where they were already growing in popularity and when he returned to Winston, he began putting the details together to bring an ax-throwing venue to town. Would the concept of throwing axes while having a beer go over here? Judging from the packed cabins on the weekends before COVID shut everything down, that would be a solid yes!
Tap That Axe is located in the Village Square shopping center in Clemmons located directly off of Interstate 40 and Lewisville Clemmons Road and business has been fast-flying from day 1. The space is over 5,000 square feet and has 16 targets, housed in 8 lanes, as well as a private room that can house up to 24 throwers. They were actually the very first ax-throwing venue in the Triad when they opened!
They’ve had to modify how they are running the venue due to the restrictions from COVID. They are currently running at 50% capacity and strongly encouraged to reserve your spot online to ensure you get one of the cabins. You can only play with the group you come in with and there is only one group allowed per cabin. All the cabins/groups are spaced 12 feet apart and guests are required to wear their masks when they are not in their cabin or with the group they came in. All employees are wearing masks 100% of the time and you’ll find hand sanitizer all around the venue. Mike
and his team are doing a stellar job to make sure you and your group have a fun and safe experience!
Tap That Axe is perfect for celebrating special occasions, such as bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday parties, and even corporate team-building events to sharpen those
working relationships! You even have the option to rent out the entire space for your own private event. They are taking reservations now for holiday parties – both personal and professional ones and it’s perfect for families – however, kids have to be 13 and older in order to throw.
Never thrown an ax before? No need to be worried because let’s be real – how many of us have actually thrown an ax? When you arrive, you’ll check in with the staff and if you haven’t already filled out your waiver, you’ll do so then. Once everyone has checked in, you’re then assigned to a professional Axepert (you didn’t think you were just going to be handed a bucket of axes and sent on your way, did you?!). Your Axepert will spend an ample amount of time with you and your group reviewing safety points to ensure everyone’s safety and then start coaching you on proper throwing techniques. There are two different sized axes you’ll be throwing, do not be alarmed, they’ll show you proper procedures for both sizes. Once your group has been coached on technique, it’s time for the real fun and games – throwing against (not at) each other!
Again – reservations are highly recommended due to the reduced capacity as well as the lanes fill up quickly; especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Closed-toed shoes are a must but if you forget, they do have Crocs available to rent that are disinfected after every use. They offer a huge selection of craft beers, ones which are largely produced in North Carolina, this also includes select spiked seltzers and wines by the can(s). There are non-alcoholic beverage options as well. They do not have food, however, you are welcome to bring food in or order from numerous restaurants that are located nearby and are happy to cater to your various food preferences.
Tap That Axe Throwing
6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct Suite #12 Clemmons, NC