BATL | Backyard Axe Throwing League

BATL | Backyard Axe Throwing League

Portage Park


4842 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago IL 60641

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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.


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 7 – 9 PM Friday, 12 – 2 PM Saturday and 2 – 4 PM Sunday.

Outdoor Axe Throwing

BATL offers outdoor axe throwing services to support your private party, wedding, festival and other special events.

Location Information

Miles from O'Hare Airport 8.0

Miles from Midway Airport 15.0

Miles from Navy Pier 9.5

Miles from McCormick Place 12.0

Miles from Downtown 9.0




American Express

Reservations Accepted


Minimum Age 14

Complete Buy-out Available


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