Master Axe


About Master Axe

Master Axe is Chicagoland’s newest axe throwing facility, and we are coming out with a bang! Our main mission is to provide excellent customer service and leave a lasting impression on every guest that comes through our doors, meanwhile maintaining a safe and family friendly environment. At Master Axe, it is all about quality over quantity and it definitely shows! Due to our location being smaller than standard axe throwing facilities, it allows for a lot more one on one time with our associates, creating a better overall experience for you and your group. In turn, we hope to provide not only smiles, but CHAMPIONS.

PLEASE NOTE: Credit Cards ONLY. We DO NOT accept cash.

Certified & Insured by the World Axe Throwing League

Days & Times

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday | 12pm-8pm
Friday - Saturdays | 12pm-11pm
Sundays | 12pm-8pm

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve/Day | Closed
New Years Eve | Closed
New Years Day | Normal Operating Hours

Please note: No groups will be permitted entry past the closing time for that specific business day.

Walk-In Schedule

Monday - Thursday | 12pm-8pm
Friday - Sunday | 12pm-4pm

At Master Axe, our walk in schedule is on a first-come, first-served basis. During scheduled walk in hours, you are usually throwing with other guests who have come in during walk-in hours and are not guaranteed a private lane with your group.

PLEASE NOTE: Credit Cards ONLY. We DO NOT accept cash.

Book Ahead!

In efforts to keep a family-friendly, fun, and safe environment for all of our customers, we have reserved later hours of operation for reservations ONLY. This is to ensure that there is not an extremely high volume of customers all at once, which would drastically take away from your experience at our facility. Making reservations, big or small, will ensure that you have a more intimate and exciting experience with your group members.

PLEASE NOTE: Credit Cards ONLY. We DO NOT accept cash.

Booking Options

Open Lane Bookings

  • Monday - Thursday: $19 Per Player - Per Hour
  • Friday - Sunday: $24 Per Player - Per Hour
  • Up to 10 people per lane.
  • Multiple groups will be paired together.
  • No outside food allowed.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Credit Cards ONLY. We DO NOT accept cash.

Private Lane Bookings

  • $35 Per Player - Per 2 Hour Lane Reservation
  • Up to 12 people throwing per lane.
  • 6 Player reservation minimum. (Sunday - Friday)
  • 8 Player reservation minimum. (Saturday Only)
  • Guests are permitted to bring outside food and drinks in. (NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED)
  • PLEASE NOTE: Credit Cards ONLY. We DO NOT accept cash.

Group Outings

Although Master Axe has only been open a few weeks we cater to large groups and company outings and it sure shows. Here is the rapidly growing list of companies that have booked with us so far

NascarRight Management Manpower GroupTargetUniversal Technical InstituteInterstate ElectricT-Mobile

Location & Directions

Master Axe
431 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
Pricing for our sessions will vary depending on the day and will range from $19.00 - $35.00 per player; click HERE for the specifics!

Do you offer walk-ins?
Yes, we sure do! Walk-ins are accepted during our designated open play time, however it is best to check our walk-in schedule at least an hour ahead of traveling to our facility to check for any previously booked private events for that day. 

What are your hours of operation?
Master Axe is open 7 days a week and our daily hours can be found by clicking HERE

How far in advance do I have to make a reservation?
Reservations are accepted all the way up until the day of, however it is best to book in advance for larger groups to guarantee availability. EXAMPLE: A group of 20+ should be booked about a month in advance.

Is there an age restriction?
You must be 18 years old to enter the facility. Better call the babysitter, it’s time for some adult fun!

Speaking of adult fun, is there alcohol allowed?
At this time, there is no alcohol allowed in our facility, but we assure you that you will not need it; throwing axes is PLENTY exciting all on its own!

How long are we allowed to rent a lane for?
Lane rental duration is totally up to you and your group! Groups on average will throw anywhere from 1-2 hours.

Can we bring our own axes?
Any axe that meets WATL standards is allowed in our facility. (Please check before arrival.)

Are people allowed to spectate alongside groups?
Family and friends are more than welcome to spectate and cheer you on, however any person who enters our facility MUST sign a waiver before throwing/spectating. 


Can we bring our own food and drinks?
If you have a “private lane” reservation, you CAN bring your own food and drinks (NO ALCOHOL). 
If you have an “open lane” reservation, you CANNOT bring your own food. However, you are more than welcome to bring any drinks inside that have a screw on cap. (NO ALCOHOL)

What is the difference between an Open Lane Reservation and a Private Lane Reservation?
Click HERE to view details on each type of booking.

Why would we reserve an open lane and be with other throwers we don't know?
In short, the more the merrier! Axe throwing is extremely similar to bowling and with only two people, it usually gets boring after a while. Throwing alongside more people has a positive influence on your overall throwing experience and who knows; you just might make some new friends!