Have you ever walked into a place and been instantly awed, followed by the thought “This place is fucking awesome”? Well, if you haven’t, then my friends do I ever have a place you need to visit. BATL London, located at 38 Adelaide Street North. It’s one of a kind in the BATL family. Now to be fair, I haven’t visited all of the BATL locations yet, and each one has it’s own charm and ambiance. But, of the ones I have visited, this one captivated me the most. Yep. Captivated.
The entry is deceptive in it’s simplicity but once you turn the corner and get to the lanes…BOOM! Awesomeness explodes.
One of the things I really love, that adds so much character to the location are the used boards they have adorning the walls. They have been signed by visitors, staff, and champs who have played there.
As you can see in the photo above, they also have retired axes decorating the fencing between the lanes. Axe heaven really does exist. It’s where the good axes go when they retire.
So. You’ve thrown your games. You’re tired, legs are a bit sore. You want to have a little rest, a quick sit, need a place to perch…not a big deal or anything….but….THEY HAVE A THRONE!
That’s right ladies and gentlemen. Your very own throne complete with animal skulls.
And if that’s not enough, while you are sitting in said throne, you could listen to a band play (maybe Monarch Woods, lead singer Jay who runs Kitchener Sunday Black League http://www.monarchwoods.com) as they have a stage too.
General Manager, Matt Thomas, shared this with us about their location:
BATL London is located centrally in the city at 38 Adelaide Street North. We boast 4 axe throwing arenas, capable of hosting 100 throwers at any given time. Opening soon will be our lounge which features standing and seating areas, foose and pinball, and a stage for live entertainment. The future is looking bright for BATL London and I could not be happier about it!
The staff are fantastic (shout out to Big Will who kindly sent me the photos for this post and let me pick his brain), there’s ample parking, entertainment and unique quirks that are all BATL London.
If you are interested in checking them out you can book an event here:
Or you can drop in during walk ins.
Coming up we have a guest blog from my friend Joanne Atkins who tried axe throwing for the first time last month.