Plymouth’s Axe-Throwing Bar Adds Recreational Fun to Main Street
Plymouth will soon be home to a new axe-throwing and craft beer business and it's just what the town needs.
Sure, there are plenty of restaurants and waterfront views, but the town could always use more recreational activities. That's where Longhouse Axe Throwing comes into play and just in time before summer comes to an end. The family-owned business has scheduled its grand opening on Saturday, September 4th, if all goes as planned, at 46 Main Street, Unit 3.
Chris O'Brien is not only the manager at Longhouse, he was also born and raised in Plymouth, so to open up an axe-throwing place in his own hometown as well as "America's Hometown" is quite the humble accomplishment.
"We're a family-owned business," O'Brien said. "My older brother is in charge of the bar since he has more knowledge in the department, my mom painted and everyone else helped played a key role."
The idea of bringing axe throwing to Main Street came about when the family visited another axe-throwing company out of Everett called Revolution Axe Throwing.
"We all had fun and a really good time so my dad, being the business man he is, said it could do well here in Plymouth," O'Brien said. "Eventually he found a place, we fixed it up last fall, and now it's ready to open up to the public."
It cost $25 an hour per person and groups are encouraged. Inside, you'll find five tossing bays and 10 targets, two per bay.
Looking for some Friday night fun with some adult beverages? Longhouse has a beer and hard seltzer bar for some refreshment after tossing around the old axe. Patrons are encouraged to sign up online as they will not be accepting walk-ins for the time being. You'll need to sign the waivers online to save yourself time and from holding up any other groups who may be behind you.
From Springfield College to business owner, O'Brien considers himself lucky. He graduated back in December 2020 and immediately jumped into the workforce. The only difference is that he is his own boss who has some skill at axe-throwing.
"I've gotten pretty good, all muscle memory," O'Brien said. "I've been down here every day fixing up the place, and whenever I get a minute to throw, I'll do it. It takes practice, but it's worth it."
Best of luck to the O'Briens on their future endeavors with Longhouse, and may they have a successful opening this coming weekend.