Getting healthy, nailing that promotion, sorting our your finances – they’re all respectable resolutions. But frankly, they’re boring af, which is why we here at Step Out Buffalo are challenging you to really step out of your comfort zone in 2017 with the Buffalo Bucket List Challenge. We know it can be difficult to constantly come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy your time here on planet earth, and more specifically Western New York, so we’re doing the work for you. Every Wednesday this year we’ll publish a new Buffalo Bucket List Challenge post with a fun / interesting / exciting / unique “task” to try.
Week 11: Hatchets & Hops
505 Main Street in Buffalo
(716) 424-0507 / [email protected]
Hours: Friday 5:30pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12am, and Sunday 10am-8pm
When I heard that Hatchets and Hops was opening, I immediately knew I wanted to give it a try. I mean, throwing hatchets at a wooden board? Kind of awesome. Not to mention the fact that it’s actually a really good workout for your arms!
So how do you sign-up? First, gather a group of at least six people – if you’re going to have more than that keep in mind that each lane can only fit six throwers. Make sure you reserve a spot ahead of time online, over the phone, or by email. When you go to sign your group up, you’ll pay a $100 deposit right away towards the lane, in the end, it costs $40 dollars per person for a group of 6. If you have a larger group, they’re willing to open up during the week for private parties.
I do feel like I should point out that for now, it’s technically just “hatchets”. Later in the year, they plan to start serving local craft beer, wine, and cider in addition to small plates and snacks. For now, please respect that they do not allow you to bring your own alcohol or pre-game your throwing experience. Take it from me, we still had an excellent time even without drinks!
Price: $100 deposit and $40 dollars per person for a group of six
Where to eat: A major benefit of Hatchets and Hops’ location is that it’s right in the heart of downtown. The world is your oyster! Speaking of oysters, Oshun has the freshest oysters and a killer smoked clam dip. If you’re craving something more snacky / gastropub food, Big Ditch Brewing Co. is always a home run food-wise, plus they’ve got all the hops you’ll ever need. Try their baked pretzel app with mustard and Low Bridge cheese sauce paired with one of their beer flights!