Bad Axe Throwing San Francisco

Bad Axe Throwing San Francisco

Bad Axe Throwing San Francisco
4.5
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8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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You ready for something new and unique? You ready to channel your inner Viking/Lumber Jack? Then try Bad Axe Throwing in Daly City, serving the San Francisco and Bay Area. Throwing an axe through the air and hearing the impact as it sticks to the target is not only fun but is an amazingly gratifying and intense experience. Bad Axe San Francisco is perfect for groups to celebrate a special occasion in a unique fashion - if you're planning a corporate event, birthday party, special occasion or just looking for a great way to spend some time with friends or family then this is the place for you.
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Marcella R
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Bad Axe is a great opportunity for a group outing!! Michael was a great coach- skilled, friendly, and accommodating. He rarely made the evening special. Also, the communication via the customer service email was excellent- helpful and prompt. Check out Bad Axe!
Written 11 September 2022
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Thank you so much for leaving us with the highest rating. Our team is dedicated to providing you and everyone else who visits Bad Axe Throwing with only the best there is to offer. It’s so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and coach Michael helped to make your experience such a positive one. We hope to see you again!
Written 15 September 2022
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Frank L
1 contribution
Nov 2021
A very unique experience! The learning curve is short so we were able to be competitive with each other rather quickly. The staff gave us a very quick tutorial and safety talk and set us on our own to figure the rest out. In no time, we were hitting those targets. Very fun and reasonably priced.
Written 26 April 2022
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Hi Frank, thank you for rating and reviewing Bad Axe Throwing. We're glad to hear everything went smoothly and you had a great experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 26 April 2022
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Megan C
Carmel, IN43 contributions
My sister in law booked this for her husband’s birthday. So fun! De Jon was our host and was absolutely fabulous! Highly recommend 💯
Written 14 November 2021
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Thank you so much megancU3422XT for recommending our business. We hope to see you again!
Written 10 February 2022
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Don'tWaitForRetirement
California4,831 contributions
Sep 2021
Friends invited us to axe throwing at Bad Axe after purchasing a 90 minute session through a local coupon site. I'd seen axe throwing on TV and at first we were anxious...what if we have an accident?! What if we throw it backwards?! Do we wear goggles while throwing?!

We watched an axe throwing video on-line before we went so we'd have some clue as to what we were doing when we got there. Turns out that didn't really help. It's a LOT harder than it looks!

We parked about a 10 minute walk away (no private lot). The front of the building is hidden by trees, so we walked by it at one point on the other side of the street, missing it. We arrived early, hoping to sign the waivers before our session started, but they didn't open until the time of our session, so only then did we fill in waivers which were electronic on our phones. Inside is a little dark and dingy.

We were given a quick 'how-to' and rules to follow (Like don't retrieve your axe while the person in the lane next to you is about to throw!!!) then we had some practice runs before playing some fun tournaments/games between us for the next hour or so.

We had a lot of fun, but I probably only stuck the board about 6 times in an hour and a half. My husband found he got a bit despondent about half way through the time since it was obvious we were doing so badly and not really improving. I found the axe too heavy to throw-one handed (I'm 95lbs). I thought the boards were really chewed up and wondered if the axe would stick better if they were fresh boards. Who knows. They did have an awesome playlist playing which put us in a good mood. I think it would be more fun if you could purchase drinks or snacks while playing.

There are open cubbies right behind where you play to put your belongings like phones/keys/purses. You have to stay behind a line when you're not playing which I felt wasn't that far behind the players, but it seemed safe enough.

There are 2 restrooms in the back.

Masks were not required, Hand sanitizer was available at check-in.

I didn't think this would be the kind of thing you'd tip for, but it seemed like tips were expected. We paid a total of $63.50 for two people with tips. Kinda pricey, but I'm sure insurance is high.

It was a fun one-time activity for us.

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Written 9 September 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to review and provide feedback. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written 10 February 2022
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Scott94941
Mill Valley, CA8 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
The place is certainly no frills and the "coaching" is minimal, but the activity was a lot of fun for a group of friends of all ages
Written 26 December 2019
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Hi Scott, Thank you for the review and feedback we are glad that you had a fun experience and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 30 December 2019
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lyi910
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Friends
We went Bad Axe for a team off-site event. The coach taught us many tricks on how to throw the axe, and also organized different games which was very exciting!
Written 24 December 2019
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Hi lyi910, thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you enjoyed your event and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 30 December 2019
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Joey C
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Started out throwing on a whim with a friend. We were both immediately hooked! Went about every week since and now I work there! Great people and great ax-tivity!
Written 18 October 2019
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Hey Joey, Thank you so much for the glowing review! We're thrilled to hear you and your friend had a great experience. We can't wait to see you again soon!
Written 20 October 2019
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jhoffman9
South San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Friends
Bad Axe was a great time and a great stress relief for my wife! Better she throw an axe at a wooden target rather than my face.
Written 24 September 2019
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Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback! We're happy you had a great time. We're looking forward to your next visit with us.
Written 25 September 2019
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TravelLove17
New York City, NY189 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
The place is in a sketchy area behind some type of kids' martial arts studio. It's literally just a warehouse with 4 bullseyes. So dumb. And so expensive for such a dumb thing to do. Don't waste your time unless that's your thing.

FYI - you can't bring in food or alcohol (and they serve none) to try to make your boring time there a bit better. There are no good restaurants within walking distance unless you want to go over the freeway. Hard pass.
Written 12 September 2019
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Hi TravelLove717, I'm sorry you had such a horrible experience with us. We value the sport of axe throwing and want all our guests to have a good time from the start to finish! All of our private events are set up so you have a dedicated coach to guide you through your event via leading fun games, showing you cool axe throws and overall being your group's host and coach. And if you come into our walk-in times, though you may not have a dedicated coach with you at all times, you are guaranteed to have at least 1 out of our 8 target boards for you to throw at with your friends! We definitely give you the value at the price you pay! Though we do not allow alcohol or any non-prepackaged snack-sized foods, you are allowed to bring into our facility snacks and water. We really want you to come back so we can show you what we got!
Written 16 September 2019
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smileeskyler
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Friends
Awesome experience and fun atmosphere. No skill level required and the games are fun for everyone. Instructor was friendly, fun, and hot
Written 3 September 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words, smileeskyler. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We can’t wait to have you back at Bad Axe Throwing.
Written 4 September 2019
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