25% off for students every Wednesday!

Splittin’ Wood In The Neighborhood

What is Hatchet Jacks?

Hatchet Jack’s is an alternative form of entertainment for people over the age of 18 in the Iowa City area. We offer a fun, safe environment that is perfect for any sized group. Whether it’s a corporate team-building event, college greek life event, bachelor/ bachelorette party, friendly get together, or a date night. We’re more than happy to provide the local Iowa City and surrounding areas with an extremely fun and safe activity!

Requirements

  • Must have valid government ID
  • Closed-toe shoes required
  • 18 years of age or older
  • 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol
  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your time slot to allow for check-in
  • 14-17 year olds allowed weekdays and Fridays/Saturdays until 7:00 pm with a parent or guardian

Hours of Operation*

  • Saturday: 1pm-12am
  • Sunday: 1pm-9pm***
  • Monday: CLOSED**
  • Tuesday: CLOSED**
  • Wednesday: 4pm-10pm
  • Thursday: 4pm-10pm
  • Friday: 4pm- 12am

*The last experience starts an hour before closing time.
**Open for reservations of 15 or more people, email if interested.
***Family day 14-17 year olds allowed with parent or guardian.

Locations

Hours of Operation*

Saturday: 1pm-12am
Sunday: 1pm-9pm***
Monday: CLOSED**
Tuesday: CLOSED**
Wednesday: 4pm-10pm
Thursday: 4pm-10pm
Friday: 4pm- 12am

*The last experience starts an hour before closing time.
**Open for reservations of 10 or more people, email if interested.
***Family day 14-17 year olds allowed with parent or guardian.

Pricing

Group of 1 – 8

Includes:
$20 per person plus tax for a group of 1-8 for a 1 hour session.
$15 for each additional hour

Group of 9 +

Includes:
Call for groups of 9 throwers or more.
(319)519-6215

Party Room

Includes:
Party Room Rental: $75 per hour, plus tax and lane rental

Drink Specials

Includes:
Join us every Thursday for rotating drink specials all day!

Student Discount

Includes:
Now Offering 25% Student Discount on Wednesdays. Email us for details!

Hero Discount

Includes:
25% Discount for Heroes: Police, Fire, Military & Veterans, etc... EVERYDAY. Email us for details!

Birthday Discount

Includes:
Throw for free on your birthday! (with purchase of another guest)

Leagues

Standard League – WATL Affiliated – Wednesday

  • • $120 for 8 weeks of throwing
  • • Leagues follow the schedule put out by the WATL and include a Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall season!
  • • Practice for Standard starts at 6:00pm
  • • Standard League begins at 6:30pm
  • • Hatchets will be available every week if you don’t have personals.
  • • League members enjoy benefits such as 25% off of throwing and merch during the season!
  • • Collect your 1 free hour of throwing after signing up for League!
  • • The 8th week of league is the Season Championship!
  • • Payment can be made in full on Week 1 or split into two payments on Weeks 1 and 4
Online Sign Up

Big Axe League – WATL Affiliated – Wednesday

  • • $60 for 8 weeks of throwing
  • • Leagues follow the schedule put out by the WATL and include a Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall season!
  • • Practice for Big Axe Starts 15 minutes prior to the end of Standard. Given that match times can fluctuate, practice start times might differ by 5-10 minutes week to week.
  • • League members enjoy benefits such as 25% off of throwing and merch during the season!
  • • Axes will be available every week if you don’t have personals.
  • • The 8th week of league is the Season Championship!
  • • Payment can be made in full on Week 1 or split into two payments on Weeks 1 and 4.
Online Sign Up

Duals (Team of 2) – WATL Affiliated – Wednesday

  • • $120 for 8 weeks of throwing ($60 per person)
  • • Leagues follow the schedule put out by the WATL and include a Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall season!
  • • Practice for Duals starts 15 minutes prior to the end of Big Axe. Given that match times can fluctuate, practice start times might differ by 5-10 minutes week to week.
  • • League members enjoy benefits such as 25% off of throwing and merch during the season!
  • • Hatchets will be available every week if you don’t have personals.
  • • The 8th week of league is the Season Championship!
  • • Payment can be made in full on Week 1 or split into two payments on Weeks 1 and 4
Online Sign Up

World Axe Throwing League (WATL) World Championship/Regional Tournaments

  • • Throwing in any WATL affiliated League gives you the opportunity to earn a bid to go to Worlds and other regional tournaments! Apart from having the chance to win tens of thousands in cash prizes, Worlds will be broadcast on ESPN!
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FAQ's

Can I bring my own hatchet to throw?

You are more than welcome to bring it in however it must be checked in at the front counter. We do reserve the right to say no to it being thrown.

 

Do you sell alcohol?

Yes we carry a large selection of beer and wine available for purchase.

 

Can I bring in food?

Yes. Hatchet Jack’s allows outside food. However, we do not allow outside beverages. We have beverages and snacks for sale.

 

Can I rent the entire place/what is the largest group that your venue can accommodate?

Absolutely! The largest group that we can accomodate is 150 people. Please call for discounted group pricing and availability.

 

Do you offer discounts?

Yes! We have a 25% discount for veterans and first responders. The discount only applies to the individual and we must see an appropriate ID upon arrival. We also have a 25% student discount that can be applied on Wednesdays only.

 

Do you take walk-in’s?

Yes, however due to availability, we recommend you book in advance.

 

What should I wear?

Closed-toe shoes required. This is a physical activity and we recommend you dress comfortably.

 

How long is a session?

1 hour and 2 hour sessions are the most popular. 30 minute sessions are available on weekdays only.

 

Are hatchet and axe throwing safe?

We take safety extremely seriously at Hatchet Jack’s. Our employees are well trained and anyone found not following the rules will be asked to leave without a refund.

 

Do you have party rooms available?

We have 2 private party rooms available to be rented out. With tons of space and seating, larger groups find them very helpful whenever trying to cater or organize games for the group! The party rooms DO NOT include throwing. See Pricing for rates.

 

Do I have to sign a waiver?

Everyone who enters must sign a waiver. They can be filled out using the link at the top of this page or in store when you visit.

 

What holidays are you closed?

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

 

What are the age requirements?

14-17 are allowed when accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times except for 7:00 pm – Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays

 

What if I’d like to bring in a group but it looks like you’re closed the day we’re interested in?

As long as the group is 15 or more we’ll open up on days where we’re typically closed. We’ll also open up earlier than our normally scheduled hours for groups of 10 or more. If you’re looking to arrange something like that be sure to email us at hatchetjacksiowa@gmail.com and we’ll help you out!

What People Are Saying

Super fun experience! Staff members were extremely patient and helpful!
– Carly

Tony was awesome. He was fun and skillful. He stayed with my husband and I to show us the ropes since it was our first time. We had a blast. Thanks!
– Laura

We had a blast! All of your staff was very friendly and helpful and truly enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you for a fantastic time!
– Stacy

Love it and love the staff! We had an amazing time and look forward to the next time we come.
– Scott

This was a great night and place for our birthday/anniversary celebration. We enjoyed ourselves and the friendliness of the staff and others playing. The local beers were a cake topper for the night. We will be back!
– Andrea

We had a great time at Hatchet Jacks! Gabe was helpful and encouraging in teaching us how to throw, and it was a fun place to hang out!
– Stephanie

Contact

Give us a shout, we’d love to hear from you!