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Urban Axes, Highlandtown's new ax-throwing bar, is now open

Opening this summer in Highlandtown, Urban Axes brings together ax-throwing and alcohol. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Urban Axes, the ax-throwing bar founded in Philadelphia, is now open in Highlandtown.

The business, which offers games of hatchet tossing toward bull’s-eyes in a former warehouse that now has a bar, began accepting walk-ins last Friday, according to a spokeswoman. On Friday and Saturday, Urban Axes will celebrate its grand opening with drink specials and extra space for walk-ins.

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Announced in 2017, Baltimore’s Urban Axes location (1 N. Haven St.) is the third city for the company, founded by Krista Paton, along with her husband and a couple of friends. The bar debuted in Philadelphia and opened in Austin, Texas, before arriving in Baltimore. The company has announced other locations coming later this year to Boston, Cincinnati and Durham, N.C.

Designed for large groups, Urban Axes will also host an eight-week ax-throwing league on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, where participants, ages 21 and older, can team up with friends and strangers.

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Available now, registration costs $120. The league — which requires no previous ax-throwing experience — begins Aug. 5, and each session is approximately three hours long. (Read about The Sun’s visit to Urban Axes in May here.)

Walk-ins cost $20 for an hour session. All participants must wear closed-toe shoes, according to the website. For more information, go to urbanaxes.com.

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