Australia’s Biggest Axe Throwing Utopia Has Opened in Sydney’s Inner West

Free your inner Viking!

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Axe throwing is more of a recent addition to the hospitality industry. In Sydney, Melbourne and around the country, axe throwing bars have popped up, providing the chance for would-be Vikings to partake in the simple, yet challenging task of throwing an axe at a target—and getting it to stick.

Proving its popularity, Marrickville, also known as craft beer central, has joined the party and opened Australia’s biggest Viking themed bar and axe throwing utopia—MANIAX.

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Nestled behind a large roller door in a warehouse, is a 350-person axe throwing paradise. Inside, find an enormous antler chandelier, a chalet-style fireplace, horns, shields, helmets, furs, leather banquettes, and of course, plenty of axes.

MANIAX beckons guests to ‘bury the hatchet’ and unleash their inner Viking for the sake of some cutting-edge competition, in an immersive experience evoking old-world thrills.

Newbies and pros are welcome to partake in private or group sessions. Those with an axe to grind can take part in a tournament-style competition, battling it out with their fellow comrades for the grand title. There are also fully trained “AXE-perts (not sure if that’s a real thing) there to keep everyone in line and safe.

Apart from throwing axes, there is a huge range of local craft beers, wines, soft drinks, and Viking-inspired cocktails. To fuel your swing, try the pizzas or smaller snacks up at the bar. Groups of eight or more can order a banquet and they cater to all dietary requirements.

MANIAX officially opened its doors, so whether you’re looking for a date night, to catch up with friends, or just want to throw an axe for an hour, book here.

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There’s plenty to celebrate this year, from new menus to restaurants throwing parties, bottomless brunches, and more.

Here, we have the latest on Sydney’s food news, from chefs taking over restaurants to limited-edition menus and feasts for all your friends to enjoy.

  • To celebrate World Gin Day, and for one week only, gin and food lovers can try nagashi-sōmen—translating to ‘flowing noodles’— which sees noodles sent down a bamboo chute for diners to collect with chopsticks. The one-off experience will be hosted at Kid Kyoto, where guests can enjoy their flowing noodles alongside a menu paired with delicious KI NO BI Gin cocktails. Purchase tickets here.
  • Tuck into a Fireball Burger
  • Feeling the cold? Fireball Whisky and Bar Luca have teamed up for the ultimate firey menu. Offered for a limited time only, head down to Bar Luca for $6 Fireball shots all day, a Fireball shot and cocktail on arrival, and an all-you-can-eat bites of the full “Blame Fireball” menu on Saturday, July 1. Book a spot here
  • For two nights only, on Tuesday the 20th and Tuesday 27th of June, Graeme Hunt, Head Chef of Sydney’s trending late-night bar and dining venue at Zaffi, will be stepping up to the kitchen at award-winning bar PS40. Pop-up guests can expect a mosaic of colourful Lebanese-inspired bar snacks paired with exclusive midweek sips made by the mastermind behind the experimental bar, Michael Chiem.
  • Fan of Cinderella? The Great Hall is transforming into The Royal Palace for an enchanting high tea from July 1-2. There will be dancing and fun, and then Cinderella will run out of the venue leaving behind her glass slipper—the search for the missing beauty will begin. Tickets for the Cinderella High Tea costs $80-85 and you can purchase them here.
  • Grill’d has dropped two new burgers, and they’re beyond anything we could have imagined. Taking inspiration from Mexico, Grilld’s two new burgers are a Zesty Mexi and Luxe Nacho Burger. The Zesty Mexi features a black bean pattie with corn chips, tasty cheese, slaw, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo mixed with green tomatillo lime salsa. For meat lovers, the Luxe Nacho Burger is the same as the Zesty Mexi, but with a premium Wagyu pattie.

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