BATL | Backyard Axe Throwing League
  • We’re BATL, the original Backyard Axe Throwing League. We’re immensely proud to have been the first organization in the world to offer an urban venue to experience the thrill of indoor axe throwing in leagues, walk-ins, group parties and team building. BATL was founded in the backyard of CEO Matt Wilson in 2006, and today nearly 1 million people have experienced the thrill of throwing axes at one of our 13 locations. Our Chicago is located 1 block from Six Corners in Portage Park, and easily accessible from surrounding communities by the Blue Line, or exit I-90 at I-94. BATL Chicago can host axe throwing events for 2 – 140 people. THROW AT BATL: Parties & Events Our events require advance booking, and are hosted by BATL coaches in a private area for your group. Things begin with practice and instruction (no experience necessary!) before starting a tournament to test your skills. 8-Week Leagues Our leagues run all year, and are tightly knit communities of great people who love to hang out and throw axes. No experience necessary and you'll receive pointers from our friendly coaches. Walk-in Axe Throwing BATL offers the chance to experience axe throwing on a walk-in basis at designated times each weekend. Walk-in hours are available from 6 - 9 PM Friday, 12 - 3 PM Saturday and 2 - 5 PM Sunday. Outdoor Axe Throwing BATL offers outdoor axe throwing services to support your private party, wedding, festival and other special events.