Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville

4.2
24 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Looking for a great place to eat and have fun? Have a large group wanting a reserved table in Nashville? Blu Ox Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place. Located at Bad Axe Throwing in Downtown Nashville, Blu Ox features a made from scratch Northwoods inspired menu with a Southern twist. Enjoy live music at our full bar with curated custom cocktails and local draft beers. All while enjoying the amazing atmosphere of the newest and largest axe throwing venue in Tennessee. Located in downtown Nashville, this location boasts amazing panoramic downtown skyline views and an outdoor patio. If your feeling adventurous join us before or after your meal to learn to be a Bad Axe as one of our entertaining coaches teaches you to throw axes and guarantees you will have an unforgettable axeperience. With over 9000 sqft we are perfect for everything from date nights, birthdays, showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, sales presentations, to large parties, team building, and corporate events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 24 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.7
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4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome place. Great service!!

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BryannaF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kaci was great with us. She really coached us through everything and was very attentive. Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back whenever we find ourselves back in Nashville!

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TimP
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Like a bowling alley but with axes instead of balls.
We had a good time but Axe throwing was not our primary focus so we ended up wasting money on the axe lane. The location is staffed with friendly people and is clean and lively. But you really need to want to focus on throwing axes. Since we didn't focus on axing when our hour was up we paid our $100 for the lane plus our food and then kinda had to go.
So in the end it would be an incredible location for avid axe throwers.
- great staff
- parking is limited in sketchy area of town
- mixed drinks are mostly mix

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Nashgirl
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a great time. Enjoyed the axe throwing. Didn’t go there for the food so the food was good enough. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place! Great food and drinks!

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JacelynP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Our group had a blast at bad axe throwing. There were some menu items that weren’t available and our food and drinks took a long time, so that was disappointing. Overall, I would recommend it since we enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We were visiting Nashville and wanted something fun for the kids and adults to do together…something out of the ordinary!! This place was PERFECT! Food was so so but the fun made up for it! Great serves and staff added to our enjoyment.

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for the review and glad you had a great time- yes it is a perfect activity for kids and adults to do together which is hard to find in Nashville. I apologize the food didn't live up to it's usual 5/5 - come back anytime and will make it up to you

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st Birthday
Everything was great! I just didn’t know the gratuity was already included so I double tipped. (There we’re only 3 of us on our ticket.)

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you glad everything was great, gratuity is only automatic for parties of 8 or more (standard) . Please let me know so can correct. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a very fun time!

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you !!! Come back anytime

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was like bowling alley food. Not too good.

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for coming, and sorry you felt that way, but our menu does not have pizza and hot dogs like bowling alleys and is a made from scratch Northwoods inspired menu. I wish we could have made a better impression for you.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

21st Birthday

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for spending your 21st with us

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BryB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

They only play loud heavy metal music. Good pickle chips. Very limited menu. Honestly if they would mix up the music and vibe I would recommend. There is a fantastic mural on the outside with country music stars holding axes, but only dark metal music was played when we came. Did not appreciate.

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

We greatly apologize that was your experience. Our music is on a scheduled program to include all popular music genres and dark metal is not on it- there must have been a playlist issue and would have been happy to correct immediately . We apologize our staff didn't notice.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was a fun time!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time with our group of 14! Our server was great - very sweet and on the ball - even let us do 6 separate checks which we appreciated. Food was good and we liked being able to throw axes while waiting and eating - and it was quiet enough in there that we could hear each other okay without screaming which was also nice. Highly recommend for groups looking to do something a little different in Nashville.

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you, glad you had a great time, come again anytime!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was fun and lively! The music was great and the ax throwing was a blast. Our service was unmatched.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We were so excited to visit Blu Ox! We come from Las Vegas, therefore we are well aware how much of a hit service industries have taken, and how overwhelmed kitchens can be. With that being said, the service we received on Friday the 15th was far less than mediocre. I had called earlier that afternoon and was told to make dining reservations on Open table. So, We made reservations to dine via Open Table. When we arrived, they told us the reservations on Open Table are only for the lane for throwing? We said okay, that’s fine. Grabbed a table, sat down, signed up to throw. The dining room and the throwing room were both under half capacity, with plenty of tables and chairs open. We all placed orders (basic dishes from the menu), and didn’t receive some of the ordered drinks, as well as the burgers were done wrong. It was very simple- bbq burger. On the menu it has no aioli. My father is allergic, so he can not have it on his burger, and the item description had no mention so he ordered his BBQ burger. It came back smothered with aioli, so he returned it and asked for another one. The next burger to be brought out also had aioli on it. We ahead to literally pull out the menu to show her it should not be on the burger. We were then questioned about whether we have ever worked the service industry, if we had seen how overwhelmed the kitchen was, and several other questions pushing the blame on us. We were not apologized to once, and were being treated as if we were out of line for requesting the correct standard menu item. This ruined the experience for my father, as it was a simple fix made into a big fuss. When we are spending $500+ on a bar food type meal and experience (for 6 people) we would expect much more than the service we were given. We will sadly not be returning to blu ox, and hopefully this review can shed some light on the problems that lie within the management/kitchen/service staff.

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you very much for bringing your experience to our attention. The service and issues you experienced are definitely not up to our high standard. This was very unfortunate and we apologize and we will investigate which staff were involved and how to correct to ensure doesn't happen again.

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Cowboys
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place to hang out with a group of friends. All the staff really nice and bartender was great! Music on point and TV's available for sports fans.

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you so much! Glad you had a great time all around

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was laid back and fun. Considering it was a room filled with people throwing axes, it was surprisingly not too loud. There was a live performer but I was still able to communicate with my wife. Our server/coach was helpful and friendly. We definitely will be going back!

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for your detailed review and glad you had a great time. We pride ourselves to be different then the usual honky-tonks on broadway. Come back anytime

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It would’ve been perfect we were a large party and when we got there they said they couldn’t find our reservation. Then they were like it’s going to be an hour before the food comes out and we agreed to that but it almost felt like they said that for us to leave.

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for the review and feedback, we apologize about the reservation issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone loved it! Party of 12 and we all had a great time.

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vipBrittles0110
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a large party for a corporate networking event. The whole team was AWESOME! Sam took excellent care of us. Amy was great. Outstanding service from everyone! Our clients were SO happy with our original evening. THANK YOU!

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for the great review - we love to help large groups, parties, and corporate events have a great experience all-around

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had fun but it's more a bar than restaurant, so I am surprise it's listed on Open Table.
Menu bar food but hamburgers when good. Be aware! Need closed toe shoes if plan to do the axe throwing! They rent boots for $$. We ended up passing around who ever had closed toe shoes

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you, glad you had fun. And yes closed toed shoes are a must to keep all your little piggies.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to release aggression.

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on July 27, 2021

THANK YOU - COULDN'T AGREE MORE

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RVAWino
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time axe throwing and it was great fun!

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
Responded on July 27, 2021

THANK YOU

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FAQs

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (629) 203-6158.

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville is rated 4.2 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.