Everett is getting more than a casino this month: It’s getting an ax-throwing bar, too.
Mere days after Encore Boston Harbor is set to open its doors on June 23, Revolution Axe Throwing will begin welcoming customers in Everett on Thursday, June 27. Located in the Everett neighborhood known as “The Village” or informally as the “Fermentation District,” Revolution counts Night Shift Brewing, Bone Up Brewing, Short Path Distillery, indoor trampoline park Sky Zone, and rock climbing gym MetroRock among its neighbors.
Revolution Axe Throwing is the second Boston-area ax-throwing venue to debut in recent months, joining Somerville’s Urban Axes, which opened its doors in December. Two more ax-throwing bars are a bit farther away from the city: the Agawam Axe House in Agawam, and Half Axe in Marlborough.
“I feel like over the past year or two we’ve seen an uptake in the interest of people wanting to do more than just hang out when they go to a bar,” Revolution co-founder Chris Greeno said in a previous interview. “People want to play games — you see board games at bars everywhere. People go to bars and want to play pool, play shuffleboard. I think ax-throwing can be the next big thing in that trend, where people want to go out and do something cool.”
Revolution will have five ax-throwing bays with two targets each and will accept reservations from groups of six or more people. Two hours of throwing time will cost $45 per person, and the venue will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Right now, Revolution is reservation-only, but plans for accepting walk-ins — and for ax-throwing leagues — are in the works.
As for food and drink, co-founder Greg DiLullo said the beer list will be “very local,” featuring beverages from some of the nearby breweries.
“We have Night Shift, Mystic Brewing, Lord Hobo, Down the Road, Downeast Cider, and Bent Water, which are all really great breweries around here,” DiLullo said. We’re hoping to eventually get some Vermont and New Hampshire beers in the mix as well.”
DiLullo said Revolution will facilitate pizza delivery from the nearby Village Bar and Grill.
“We have Village Bar and Grill right around the corner,” DiLullo said. “We have extensively tasted their pizza during late nights working here, and it has passed our test.”
For any skeptics concerned about combining alcohol and ax-throwing, DiLullo said that every session begins with a detailed safety lesson from a trained employee, and that Revolution is working closely with the National Axe Throwing Federation to ensure a fun, safe experience.
“Ax throwing sounds intimidating, but if done correctly and safely, the players will never be in harm’s way,” DiLullo said. “We will have a number of easy rules in place to prevent against any unsafe activity.”
Revolution Axe Throwing; 73 Norman St., Everett; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; revolutionaxe.com