DUBLIN — Looking for something new and “axe-iting” to do within half an hour from Swainsboro? Here’s an idea for you.
A man by the name of Antwain Lloyd and his family have created a unique, affordable experience that can be enjoyed by just about everyone. Called “RedDot Axehouse,” the business opened its doors in November and has been busy ever since as the masses have piled in, amped to play various projected games while sharpening their axe-throwing skills. Some of these games, for instance, include “sticking” the axe on zombies’ heads, a version of tic-tac-toe, and a simple, good ol’ “aim for the red dot,” an allusion to RedDot’s slogan.
According to the business owners, the idea to create a place like RedDot Axehouse came to them while on an anniversary trip. They patronized a like business and knew it would be a hit back home.
Now that the East Jackson Street business is open, the Lloyds pride themselves on being somewhere for the entire family.
Eligible participants are those ages 12 and up. Even still, there’s an area with safer tools for younger children to play with.
The business is also advertised as a great experience for date night, bachelor and bachelorette trips, team-building, birthday parties, and more.
Hours are Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 12 p.m.
The cost is $25 per person per hour. Valid IDs will earn military and/or first responders a 10 percent discount. Reservations are available, as are group discounts.
There are a few rules you need to be mindful of heading into the experience. Absolutely no open-toed shoes are permitted, even for spectators, and everyone must sign a waiver. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, and proper ID must be available if requested. Most importantly, any guest practicing improper behavior or is intoxicated will not be permitted to throw and will not receive a refund. All rules given by instructors and posted throughout the throwing lanes must be followed at all times.
Currently, RedDot Axehouse (according to its website) does not sell food. This is a permit process the Lloyds are working through; in the meantime, snacks are available for purchase.
To make a reservation, visit reddotaxehouse.com.