Port City Axe House

Port City Axe House — Good Food and Great Times Plus Axe Throwing Opportunities Aplenty - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you like a lively game of darts, you are absolutely going to love throwing axes at Port City Axe House. All you have to do is reserve your lane at their chill Port Saint Joe, Florida, venue, and then get to throwing axe after axe at the bullseye. Between games, you can load up on Asian fusion treats and drink your fill of beer, wine, and other beverages served up by Market Street Social.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Located about a block from the beaches of Saint Joseph Bay, you will find the top spot to go when only lobbing axes will do, the Port City Axe House. At this beloved Port Saint Joe, Florida, venue, you can throw axe after axe down the lane in an attempt to hit the bullseye and get the highest score.

You are welcome to come in on your own whenever you wish, as long as you are willing to group up with another party. That’s great news, however, since axe throwing is simply more fun alongside other players. You can also drag along six of your friends, coworkers, and family to book a private lane. Even your grandparents will enjoy sending axes sailing through the air and into the target beyond.  

As you work up a sweat perfecting your throw, you might find yourself thirstier than ever before. Thankfully, Market Street Social is always onsite, offering beer, wine, and other beverages on demand. They also have a variety of Asian fusion dishes you definitely need to try if you are ready for the flavor experience of a lifetime.

Specials served up at this venue include:

Sushi Rolls
Sushi is the name of the game when it comes to the Asian fusion offerings available here. They have everything from traditional spicy tuna rolls to their inventive Market Street creation. This one has spicy tuna and shrimp by the boatload along with green onion, avocado, and cream cheese. Jalapeno crema and soy reduction bring it all together. You really have to try them all to believe how good they are.

Sticky Thai Chicken Bowl 
– Only available on special at various times, the Sticky Thai Chicken Bowl offers all the flavors you could ever want in every bite. They create this dish by breading and frying small bites of chicken until light and crispy, then tossing them in a zesty Thai sauce. After that, they just pile it all on a bed of rice and serve it up piping hot.

Lobster Tacos
– Once you try the Lobster Tacos, they will be all you can think about forevermore. They make this awesome treat by piling lobster tempura cooked to perfection on a small flour tortilla. Then, they add Asian slaw, pico de gallo, wasabi aioli, and a soy reduction to finish it off right.

In addition to all the fun for families, friends, and more, this axe house also hosts league practices and championship games. The competition starts in late August and runs for eight weeks. In the first seven weeks, you can go head to head with the four other players each league night. You will lob five throws to warm up before putting the next 10 on the record books. Your rankings will determine where you end up in the bracket for the championship week. If you end up advancing through every round, you could win a cool $500 and the coveted trophy.  

Insider Tips:
– Reservations are strongly encouraged when planning to visit the axe house. They do allow walk-ins, though, at that point, it is the luck of the draw if you get a lane.  
– You must wear closed-toe shoes for your safety while using the lanes to practice your axe throwing abilities.
– Kids age 13 and up are welcome to throw axes as long as they are supervised by a parent or guardian and always follow the safety rules.
– They do not allow you to bring in your own food, beverages, or axes. You can count on them to offer all you need to have a great time.