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Tomahawks 51 brings axe-throwing bar to Tallahassee

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 20:40:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Axe throwing. It's now a thing in Tallahassee.

Tomahawks 51 is one of the newest recreational spots in the Capital City following a recent trend around the country: Axe throwing bars. And if you're concerned that alcohol and axes may not mix, you're not alone.

It's kind of like playing darts with an axe.

Erika Tetsworth is a Tallahassee native. She says she and her husband loved going to axe throwing bars when they traveled. So much so, they decided to open one in the Capital City.

But axe throwing bar? Should those three words even be in a sentence together?

Not to worry, Tomahawk 51 only serves beer and wine to those over 21. Owner Erika Tetsworth says says safety is the number one priority, which is why they have the "axemasters."

"When you come in you are never alone. When you are in the lane an axemaster is with you at all times," said Tetsworth. "They are insuring that you are throwing safely, the only people in there are the throwers and if you have a question they are right here to help you."

Patrick Walker is a Master Axemaster, always there to teach during the hour and 15 minute sessions.

"Making sure that everything stays safe, making sure there is no danger at all and just to be engaging and play games with them and have fun," said Walker.

Axe throwing is a unique and fun recreational activity for ages 13 and up. And for those who have never thrown an axe, you'll get a tutorial, sign a waiver and then you're ready to throw. Tetsworth says she hopes Tomahawk 51 brings another fun activity to Tallahassee.

"For students for grandparents," Tetsworth explained. "We have a couple of grandparents who are excited to throw. We have a 2 1/2 pound axe and a six pound axe so we have a little for everybody."

Tomahawks 51 is a stop on the Tallahassee Brew Bus, which goes around to local breweries. They will be the second stop on the bus this Saturday. It costs $30 bucks to book your hour and 15 minute session.