OMAHA, Neb. —
The Omaha City Council endorsed a liquor license Tuesday for Flying Timber, a new Omaha venue which features lanes for customers to throw axes at a target.
The business wants to capitalize on a growing national sport: competitive ax throwing.
The council voted 7-0 to recommend to state regulators that the business be granted a license.
At Flying Timber, short-handled axes will be tossed at targets about 15 feet away (5 meters). Groups of up to six people will compete in each of eight throwing lanes. The cost: $20 a person for an hour.
Flying Timber owner Matt Wyant told the council that staff “throwing coaches” will monitor the lanes and keep intoxicated people away from the sharp objects. He also agreed to a condition: no holding of beer cans while throwing.