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Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville, Nashville, TN

Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville

4.7
4.7
39 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (629) 203-6158

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lincoln Whitehead

  • Private party facilities

    Bad Axe Throwing Nashville is the top choice for team building and corporate events, sales presentations, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, grooms dinner, wedding parties (from small groups of 8 to up to 300 people) with 2 large individual private rooms each with AV presentation capabilities, private large outdoor patio, or book the entire space including bar and live stage. Let our dedicated event manager help you customize your entire event from start to finish!

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Cross street

    Fogg Street (Between 7th Ave S and Ewing Ave)

  • Parking details

    Free Parking in lot (limited spaces), overflow parking on street and back alley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 39 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Good for Groups

  • Nashville

    Outdoor Dining

  • Nashville

    Southern

  • Nashville

    Good for Groups

  • Nashville

    Outdoor Dining

  • Nashville

    Southern

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun!
  2. KM

    KarenM

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our family had such a fun time at Blu Ox at Bad Axe! We had a great server who was very helpful and encouraging for our axe-throwing experience. She was also very attentive to our needs and took great care of our party. Our 18-year-old, his friend, our 12-year-old and we, the parents in our 40s... ALL had a REALLY FUN time! We only wish we could have stayed longer to hear the live music. Had we not had a prior commitment we would have. The food was tasty, the axe throwing - fulfilling, and the memories... priceless!! We will definitely visit again and recommend to others! Thank you Blu Ox & Bad Axe!!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a really great time, although I realized I’m truly a bad axe thrower. Lol The food was good and we really loved the cheese curds and chicken tenders. We also had the chicken tacos, which was ok but I would say…needed more meat. So I would not order those again. Our waiter was really nice and attentive. I would definitely go there again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a real neat thing to do! Service was great and we all had a blast.
  5. L

    Loveforfood

    Nashville

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a fun Sunday nite! Our coach was fabulous. Showed us how to throw the axe and gave good pointers. Though busy, it was perfect for Sunday pm. I hear usually it's packed! My girlfriends & I had a great time!!
  6. MM

    MeganM

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and the atmosphere was fun! Went on a Friday night and they had live music. Had a large group and they were able to accommodate that, good service!
  7. GL

    GeneL

    Nashville

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    It’s bar food but it was still very good. Great experience and fun was had by my entire party.
  8. GL

    GeneL

    Nashville

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Charged for an individual who was not throwing axes. Received a credit after reviewing my receipt and requesting an adjustment. A fun place to visit.
  9. HB

    HappyB

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations for 8. They sat us at 2 different tables and told us we could put the table together ourselves. After sitting there for 15 minutes no one came to greet us or even take a drink order. We got up and left
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    They were short staffed and the food took FOREVER and when the food came out it was a few at a time over like 10 minutes. When it finally came it was mediocre. I wouldn’t recommend bringing a big group there. They were not prepared even though we made a reservation several days in advance. Not impressed.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very fun
  12. BA

    BarryA

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Slow service and food very mediocre
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Very small portions of food . Fries and Tots were cold . Asked for hot and never received Axe throwing was great
  14. MB

    MitchellB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good fun experience great date night cant wait to go again
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Valentine day
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome place. Great service!!
  17. BF

    BryannaF

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  18. TW

    TimothyWasHere

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 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
  19. N

    Nashgirl

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place! Great food and drinks!
  21. JP

    JacelynP

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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 NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021Thank 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

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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 NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021Thank 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

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a very fun time!

    Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021Thank you !!! Come back anytime

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was like bowling alley food. Not too good.

    Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021Thank 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.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    21st Birthday

    Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021Thank you for spending your 21st with us

  27. BB

    BryB

    1 review

    2.0

    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 NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021We 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.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It was a fun time!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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 NashvilleResponded on November 3, 2021Thank you, glad you had a great time, come again anytime!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place was fun and lively! The music was great and the ax throwing was a blast. Our service was unmatched.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 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 NashvilleResponded on November 3, 2021Thank 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.

  32. C

    Cowboys

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 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 NashvilleResponded on November 3, 2021Thank you so much! Glad you had a great time all around

  33. SB

    StephenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 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 NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021Thank 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

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 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 NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021Thank you for the review and feedback, we apologize about the reservation issue.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everyone loved it! Party of 12 and we all had a great time.
  36. B

    Brittles0110

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 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 NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021Thank you for the great review - we love to help large groups, parties, and corporate events have a great experience all-around

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 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 NashvilleResponded on November 26, 2021Thank you, glad you had fun. And yes closed toed shoes are a must to keep all your little piggies.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to release aggression.

    Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing NashvilleResponded on July 27, 2021THANK YOU - COULDN'T AGREE MORE

  39. RV

    RVAWino

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time axe throwing and it was great fun!

    Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing NashvilleResponded on July 27, 2021THANK YOU

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.7 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Blu Ox at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville

648 Fogg St, Nashville, TN 37203

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fogg Street (Between 7th Ave S and Ewing Ave)

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Parking in lot (limited spaces), overflow parking on street and back alley

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lincoln Whitehead

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (629) 203-6158

  • Private party facilities

    Bad Axe Throwing Nashville is the top choice for team building and corporate events, sales presentations, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, grooms dinner, wedding parties (from small groups of 8 to up to 300 people) with 2 large individual private rooms each with AV presentation capabilities, private large outdoor patio, or book the entire space including bar and live stage. Let our dedicated event manager help you customize your entire event from start to finish!

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