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Safety & FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions


All guests, whether they are throwing or watching, must be 21 or over. Sorry, no exceptions.

After about 15-30 minutes, most guests are hitting the target and honing in on the bullseye. When the group feels ready, they can try a variety of hatchet throwing games. Instructions are in the pit or you can axe a throwing coach. Want a head start on things? Check out the games here!

Yes! We sell light snacks such as chips, pretzels, etc. We also have soft drinks, water, iced tea, and Red Bull available for sale. We do not have a bar, but we have ice for the beverages you bring in.

Please contact us if you are planning an event for a group of 30 or more.

Walk ins are not recommended on the weekend. We’d hate for you to drive far and be turned away. If we have availability, we’d be happy to bring you in. Our reservation system lists all available times for the date. If no times are listed, we don’t have any space. (Sorry!)

Non-throwers are allowed to come join the social throwdown. The cost is $15 plus tax. All Stumpy’s guests must be 21 or over, whether they are throwing or not.

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General Common Questions


All guests, whether they are throwing or watching, must be 21 or over. Sorry, no exceptions.

We sell light snacks like chips, pretzels, etc as well as soft drinks, water, and iced tea. Should you bring your own beverages, we have complimentary ice buckets available to keep your beverages chilled.

Hosting a private party with us? We also have local caterers we often work with and can set your group up with them as well.

Pricing per person is $40 plus tax, if you are going to throw hatchets. If you are part of a group and not throwing, the cost is $15 per person plus tax.

If you are part of a group of 1-3 people, you will need a one hour time slot. The cost per person is $20 plus tax for the hour.

Groups of 4 or more will require 2 hours. The cost per person is $40 for the two hour time slot.

You are more than welcome to bring in your own snacks. Didn’t bring anything, but you’re starving? Guests are welcome to order a pizza to be delivered. We have the menus from all the local spots that deliver.

Non-throwers are allowed to come join the social throwdown. The cost is $15 plus tax. All Stumpy’s guests must be 21 or over, whether they are throwing or not.

We will be starting a league in the Winter of 2018 at our Eatontown location. If you are interested, get on the list here…

winter league ’18

Throwing sessions for groups of 4 or more take just about two hours. However, we recommend arriving at least 10 minutes early, as your session begins promptly at the time you booked with a brief training session. If you are in a group of 3 or less, you may reserve a throwing pit for 1 hour.

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Questions for First Timers @ Stumpy’s


Be comfortable — it’s a sporting event! The throwing pit area is not air-conditioned so please dress in loose, cool clothing when the weather is warm. During the fall and winter, we do keep it cool, so a flannel, sweater, or sweatshirt is a good idea. For safety purposes, no open-toe shoes or sandals. SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

Training takes about  15 minutes. This includes completing the waiver (if you haven’t done so prior to arriving), reviewing safety rules and procedures, and instruction on how to throw a hatchet.

Wanna get ahead of the game? Sign the waiver HERE before you come!

After about 15-30 minutes, most guests are hitting the target and honing in on the bullseye. When the group feels ready, they can try a variety of hatchet throwing games. Instructions are in the pit or you can axe a throwing coach. Want a head start on things? Check out the games here!

Safety is our highest priority at Stumpy’s. This is a very controlled environment and each person who enters must go through a brief training session before they are allowed to begin their time in the throwing pits.

If any participants in the throwing pit area are not following the rules, we reserve the right to terminate that participant from the area with no refund.

Just yourself, closed toe footwear, and and AXEcellent attitude! We have everything you need here for your hatchet-throwing experience!  We have some beverages and light snacks for purchase but if you prefer to bring your own beverages, we’d be happy to ice them up for you. (Read between the lines here- rhymes with schweer and schwine) Guests are also welcome to bring in their own snacks and/or order food delivery. We have menus from all the local spots that deliver.

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Common Questions About Parties & Events


Stumpy’s is the perfect place for a private party. We have hosted a many fundraisers, team building events, and other corporate events in the past. If you would like to have an event with 30 people or more at Stumpy’s Eatontown, please give us a call at (732) 544-5069 or send us an email at: reservations@stumpyshh.com with the type of event you wish to host in the subject of the email.

Cost for the entire venue is $1000 plus tax per hour. We also host events during any day of the week per request.

Sorry, Stumpy’s is for big kids only – 21 and over!

We ask that you bring your own plates and utensils, but if you run short or forget something, just axe!

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Common Questions About Reservations


We recommend booking as far in advance as possible. Fridays and Saturdays typically fill up first, so be prepared to wait a few weeks if you want to come on a weekend night.

Walk ins are not recommended on the weekend. We’d hate for you to drive far and be turned away. If we have availability, we’d be happy to bring you in. Our reservation system lists all available times for the date. If no times are listed, we don’t have any space. (Sorry!)

We understand things come up and you may have to change your reservation. We just ask for you to notify us as soon as possible when you know you have to cancel or reschedule. If you give us at least 24 hours, we can reschedule you and transfer your deposit. We can refund or transfer your deposit if you cancel 48 hours or more in advance.

Please call us if you are running late. We run a tight schedule that usually doesn’t give us much flexibility. Typically we are unable to make up the time you lost, but if we can, we will. Keep in mind that there will be no price adjustments if you lose time from your reservation due to being late.

The perfect size for a social throwdown is 8-10 people, however we accommodate smaller and larger groups based on availability.

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Common Questions & Information About Rules & Safety


ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ENTER AT STUMPY’S EATONTOWN!

Safety at Stumpy’s is our highest priority. This is a very controlled environment and each person entering must go through a brief training session. Throwing coaches will instruct you on how to throw safely and will monitor the game. By following our rules and procedures and exercising common sense, you will enjoy a safe and fun activity at Stumpy’s!

For safety purposes, no open-toe shoes or sandals are permitted in the throwing pit area at Stumpy’s.  Again– NO SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS ARE PERMITTED. Otherwise, Be comfortable– it’s a sporting event! The throwing pit is not air conditioned, though, so please dress in loose, cool clothing in the summer, and a sweatshirt is recommended for the winter.

Sorry, you cannot bring your own hatchet. Our insurance policy requires all of the hatchets to be supplied by us.

If you are not following the rules, we reserve the right to terminate your experiencE!

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