Take part in the good ol’ Canadian pastime of—wait for it—axe throwing. The Ontario-based Bad Axe Throwing has established a Chicago outpost on the West Side where adventurous guests can launch axes at a target. Don’t worry, no one’s ever been injured; there are instructors on hand to teach proper throwing technique. Walk-ins are available, though group reservations are recommended. The location is also a popular choice for corporate events, because nothing demands respect in a workplace quite like hitting a bullseye with an axe in front of your boss. Prices start at $35 per person. 165 N. Loomis St., 888.435.0001, badaxethrowing.com.
Top: A group at Bad Axe Throwing. Bottom: Coach Thor