Try axe throwing on your next night out

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Try axe throwing on your next night out

Hit a bull’s-eye or maybe a pinball

Updated: 7:53 PM EST Feb 26, 2019

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WEBVTT TRIES AN OLD SPORT GETTING NEW ATTENTN.IO NICO:LE LOOKING FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN, DINNER AND DRINKS? BORING. WHY NOT KICK THINGS UP A NOTCH? >> WE ARE URBAN ACTS OF SOMERVILLE. NICO:LE ASK THROWING IS NOT AS HARD AS IT SEEMS — AXE THROWING IS NOT AS HARD AS IT SEEMS. >> WE HAVE MULTIPLE COACHES ALL THE TIME. WE HAVE A COACH TO COME HERE AND HELP YOU AND FIGURE IT OUT. SOME PEOPLE GET ON THE FIRST TRY. OTHER PEOPLE TAKE LONGER. EVERYBODY CAN DO IT. NICOLE: I DECIDED TO TEST THAT THEORY. >> GRAB THE HANDLE WITH YOUR DOMINANT HAND. THROW IT. BACK, FORWARD. FOLLOWTHROUGH. NICOLE: AFTER MY FIRST THROW, I HAD A SETBACK. ♪ >> THAT’S ALL RIGHT. NICO:LE FORWARD, BACK. >> THE BLUE CIRCLE IS ONE POINT. THE BLACK CIRCLE IS FIVE POINTS. ON YOUR FINAL THROW YOU CAN CALL THE GREEN DOTS. THEY ARE ALLR O NOTHING AND WORTH SEVEN POINTS. >> GO FOR THE GREEN DOT. THAT WAS CLOSE. NICOLE: THAT IS A FIVE. >> NOT A CLUTCH, BUT A BULLSEYE. NICO:LE THROWING A BULL’S-EYE WORKS UP A THIRST. THEY SERVE SANDWICS,HE BEER, WINE, AND COCKTAILS. HAVE A LARGE GROUP? BOOK ONLINE. SMALLER PARTIES CAN WALK IN. >> YOU MIGHT WAIT 2.5 HOURS SO YOU HAVE THE WHOLE TIME TO PRACTICE AND DO GAMEPLAY. IF YOU WALK IN, IT IS ONE HOUR LONG. THE GOAL IS TO HAVE FUN. COME IN, HAVE FUN, HAVE BEER, HANG OUT. JUST BE SAFE WHILE THROWING AXES. NICOLE: LOOKING FOR MORE FUN AND GAMES, WE HEAD TO VERSUS ARCADE BAR IN DOWNTOWN CROSSING. >> YOU GET A WRISTBAND FOR FIVE DOLLARS AND PLAY ALL NIGHT. NICOLE: WHETHER YOU ARE YOUNG, D,OL LOCAL, OR BUSINESSMAN, THE OWNER SAYS THERE IS SOMETHING RFO EVERYONE. >> IT IS THE ONLY ARCADE BAR IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON. WE HAVE THREE DISTINCT ROOMS. ONE IS A LOUNGE OUTSIDE. ANOTHER ROOM IS INTERACTIVE WITH SKI BALL AND SHUFFLEBOARD. AND THIS ROOM IS OLD-SCHOOL WITH PINBALL AND PAC-MAN. IT IS OLD-SCHOOL, RETRO GAMES. NICOLE: GAMERS CAN FUEL UP ON DIESSH LIKE PIZZA, CRISPY WINGS, DAN BURGERS WHICH ARE SERVED IN A VINTAGE LUNCHBOX. >> COCKTAILS CAN BE MADE INTO A MULTIPLAYER DRINK TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS. >> IT IS AREAT G FIRST DATE SPOT OR AFTER WORK SPOT, TEAMBUILDING, CORPORATE PARTIES. NICOLE: THE WALLS POP WITH COLOR THKSAN TO LOCAL ARTIST AND DJ DIRTY DECK. >> HE MADE INCREDIBLE MURALS INCLUDING WONDER WOMAN AND DIANA ROSS. THIS ROOM HAS PRINCESS LEIA BEHIND ME THATS I CUSTOM-MADE. IT IS AMAZING. NICOLE: AND OF RETRO GAMING IS NOT YOUR THING, GRAB A CONTROLLER FROM THE BAR AND CHALLENGAE FRIEND TO A GAME ON A VARIETY OF CONSULS. >> EVEONRYE IS HAPPY AND HAVING A GOOD TIME. PLAYING GAM,ES WATCH

Try axe throwing on your next night out

Hit a bull’s-eye or maybe a pinball

Chronicle

Updated: 7:53 PM EST Feb 26, 2019

Kick things up a notch – or rather a *throw* on your next night out. Urban Axes in Somerville’s Union Square will teach you how to throw an ax and participate in a tournament. Sip on beers from local breweries while you watch your friends try to hit the bull’s-eye. At Versus in Downtown Crossing, $5 will grant you unlimited access to a variety of retro and modern games. Try your hand at skee ball or try to beat a high score on a pinball machine. If that isn’t your thing, grab a controller and play a video game at the bar.

Kick things up a notch – or rather a *throw* on your next night out. Urban Axes in Somerville’s Union Square will teach you how to throw an ax and participate in a tournament. Sip on beers from local breweries while you watch your friends try to hit the bull’s-eye.

At Versus in Downtown Crossing, $5 will grant you unlimited access to a variety of retro and modern games. Try your hand at skee ball or try to beat a high score on a pinball machine. If that isn’t your thing, grab a controller and play a video game at the bar.

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