Outer Edge Axe Lounge Provides a Unique Entertainment Experience
Writer / Renee Larr
Photography / Brandi Caplinger & Provided
After a particularly stressful year for the community, a new adventure for friends, family and groups has emerged on the southside – Outer Edge Axe Lounge.
The Brothers family felt that a concept combining axe throwing with an upscale bar was needed in town.
“There are a handful of axe-throwing places out there, but nothing around here quite like ours,” Ethan Brothers says. “We wanted to bring something new to this area where people could express themselves in a different manner. We wanted our place to have a rustic, backwoods, mountain-lodge feel, where people would get an experience not yet felt in Greenwood.”
The trio of Ethan Brothers, Mark Brothers and Adam Eckert, and the helping hands of those closest to them, performed the entire buildout of the venue.
“Everything we did in the buildout of Outer Edge had a purpose and an intention behind it,” Eckert says. “Guests walk right into the bar where they sign waivers, get drinks and hang out. From there, the transition to axe throwing is seamless.”
Outer Edge opened in September of 2020, and construction took a full year.
“It was important that it had an authentic feel,” Eckert says. “I think when people come in, they see pieces of us everywhere they look.”
Ethan strongly agrees.
“We wanted the inside to show that we went the extra mile with the design,” he says. “Different is what it was all about.”
The business is a family atmosphere, from what goes on behind the scenes to how guests are taken care of while visiting.
“Our family are our best friends, and our best friends are our family,” Ethan says. “Mixing together the personalities of myself, my sister Allison [Brothers], soon-to-be brother in-law Anthony Bueckers, and lifelong friend Adam creates a remarkable experience here at Outer Edge.”
Not only does the family orientation and the look and feel of Outer Edge make it stand out, but how it all functions inside also sets the venue apart.
“We do our best at making our patrons feel unrestricted,” Allison says. “Once we spend a few minutes with a group instructing how to throw axes, we go over safety precautions and a list of games and rules. At this point, we step into the background and simply host so each group is then comfortable to be in their own limelight.”
“With all that said, the next step is for you to come experience what it’s like to live on the edge with us for a weekend,” adds Ethan.
Outer Edge Axe Lounge is located at 378 Western Boulevard, Suite B in Greenwood. For more info, call 317-903-4995 or visit outeredgeaxe.com.