Thursday, 27 September 2018

Ax-throwing bar deemed unsafe...

quote [ Hub Stadium, an Auburn Hills bar that features axe-throwing lanes, had its liquor license suspended by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for one day in order to develop new safety procedures and precautions. ]

How come all the other cities get the fun bars?! (pout)

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Hub Stadium, an Auburn Hills bar that features ax-throwing lanes, had its liquor license and permits suspended by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for one day this month.

Drinking alcohol while throwing axes, ax-throwers wearing open-toed shoes, a lack of monitoring by bar management and axes ricocheting off targets in the direction of participants were among the concerns listed by Michigan Liquor Control Commission investigators who visited the warehouse-style bar at 2550 Innovation Drive in Auburn Hills.

The commission one-day suspension was issued in order to develop new safety procedures and precautions at the suburban Detroit establishment.

"A licensed establishment that allows alcohol-consuming patrons to throw potentially injurious and even deadly weapons posed significant concern," said the state office of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) in a statement issued Tuesday, Sept. 25. "While the (Michigan Liquor Control Commission) does not regulate ax throwing or any other sport - and it is not contrary to the law for sporting activities to take place in liquor licensed establishments - once the results of the investigation showed that a significant threat to the public health existed at this establishment, the (Michigan Liquor Control Commission) ordered the hearing."

The one-day suspension was served on Sept. 10.

Bar management told the Michigan Liquor Control Commission they "had implemented some changes and would continue to implement others," according to LARA.

Exactly what changes were implemented to alleviate the concerns weren't revealed by LARA or the Liquor Control Commission in Tuesday's statement.

In addition to ax-throwing, Hub Stadium features two bars, a dance-entertainment permit, craft beer and cocktails, food and "bombowling," better known in the Detroit area as "fowling," a bowling-football hybrid sport that involves competitors throwing footballs at bowling pins.



The following are additional concerns noted by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission after reviewing videos on Stadium Hub's social media platforms:

Patrons throwing axes at bottles of spirits, consuming shots from the bottle that was not struck, and a message displayed on the video stating: "Who said don't mix alcohol with axe throwing?"
A person bouncing an axe off the floor to hit the target.
A person flipping the axe in mid-air and catching it with the other hand before throwing the axe at the target.
A person throwing two axes at once.
Three people identified in the video as coaches throwing axes at one target at the same time.
A person dropping and catching axes behind his back before throwing two axes at the same time at a target.
A person attempting to balance feet on a strap, walking barefoot (tightrope style), carrying and tossing an axe at the target.
A person juggling two axes before tossing them at the target.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+3 WTF]
[by Bob Denver@6:45pmGMT]

Comments

LurkerAtTheGate said @ 7:04pm GMT on 27th Sep
I wondered if this is a thing now. New Lebanese place opened that the SO was excited about, so we had a nice dinner out...next door was named something like 'the civil axe'. Crazy millennial bar names. But we heard loud THUMPs at intervals and closer inspection of the sign showed 'Axe Throwing.' My generation really took the 'you can do anything if you put your mind to it' doctrine weirdly.
backSLIDER said @ 7:08pm GMT on 27th Sep
Millennials pandering to the tide pod generation.
Hugh E. said @ 7:18pm GMT on 27th Sep
The generation had an obvious choice: Shave the beard and doff the plaid flannel, or actually get an axe.

It was a no brainer.
5th Earth said @ 1:17am GMT on 28th Sep
This has been a thing for a while now. I saw a commercial that featured axe throwing in a "hedonistic lifestyle montage" not long ago.
Ankylosaur said @ 1:48am GMT on 28th Sep
Axe throwing is the new vaping.
cb361 said @ 7:06pm GMT on 27th Sep
And a good thing too.

That bar clearly didn't have enough fire exits, for its maximum occupancy.
backSLIDER said @ 7:08pm GMT on 27th Sep [Score:1 Insightful]
In case of emergency use axe to make new exit.
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:07pm GMT on 27th Sep
And yet no one raises an eyebrow at the jousting bars.
arrowhen said @ 7:22pm GMT on 27th Sep
Great, now where am I supposed to hire adventurers?
milkman666 said @ 8:14pm GMT on 27th Sep
Home Depot parking lot. Helps to know some Quenya.
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:47pm GMT on 27th Sep
I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok.
lilmookieesquire said @ 8:21pm GMT on 27th Sep
Some nanny state bullshit.
cb361 said @ 8:29pm GMT on 27th Sep
I'm English. Our nannies will fuck you up good and proper.
backSLIDER said @ 12:12am GMT on 28th Sep
Do you have to pay extra for that?
lilmookieesquire said @ 1:38am GMT on 28th Sep
Not with money.
Borris said @ 11:25am GMT on 28th Sep
There are at least three axe throwing schools around here. None with a liquor license, as far as I can tell.
Borris said @ 11:25am GMT on 28th Sep
There are at least three axe throwing schools around here. None with a liquor license, as far as I can tell.

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