Sydney's Axe Throwing Joint Maniax Is Finally Opening in Brisbane Next Month
You'll soon be able to blow off some steam by hurtling blades at targets in Newstead.
What's better than one place where you can blow off steam by hurling sharp blades at a target? Two such establishments, obviously. Not that long ago, Brisbane didn't have any axe-throwing joints — and now it's about to welcome its second with the arrival of Maniax.
Three months after Lumber Punks expanded from the Gold Coast to Brissie, fellow weapon-flinging outfit Maniax is adding a Queensland venture to its existing Sydney and Melbourne empire. Opening on Doggett Street in Newstead on Saturday, November 10, the latter might be playing catch-up in Brisbane, but it was actually in the Australian axe-throwing game first, with its original Sydney digs launching back in 2014.
Finally making its way up north, Maniax is bringing its range of blade-hurtling activities along with it — think solo or small group sessions, axe-throwing events for larger parties, date night options (because the couple that hurls hatchets together stays together, clearly) and even an eight-week competitive league. The different events all run for at least two hours, but take place on different nights. Every second Friday evening is all about couples, Monday to Wednesday will be dedicated to league comps, while solo and small group sessions are held on the last Saturday of every month.
Bookings are essential — in fact, you can't just walk in and take part without a reservation — and as for how it all works, it's comparable to darts. Basically, you chuck axes at a board and try to hit a bullseye. Don't even know the first thing about picking up a hatchet? That's completely to be expected, with lessons included in every session, as well as in the league competition. Axe-throwing experts will also be on hand to help even when you think you've mastered the basics.
The venue, which is in the process of being fitted out now, also features safety barriers to protect everyone — and, to the surprise of no one, is a completely alcohol-free affair. You can buy soft drinks, water and some snacks onsite, and you're welcome to bring your own too.
And if you suddenly become an axe-throwing fanatic, Maniax also has its own line of merchandise.
Find Maniax at 52a Doggett Street, Newstead from Saturday, November 10. Visit the venue's website for further details and to make a booking.
Published on October 15, 2018 by Sarah Ward