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Milwaukee’s first axe-throwing and shuffleboard bar, called NorthSouth Club, will open at 230 E. Pittsburgh Ave. – next door to Merriment Social – in Walker’s Point. Construction begins at the end of March and the facility is scheduled to open by the end of summer.
NorthSouth Club will offer both a “rugged northern Tundra” theme for axe throwers and “southern shore” decor for shuffleboard players. It will include a full bar and private event space with tall ceilings, skylights and open garage doors in summer.
This will be the fourth venue for Bars & Recreation, owned by Marla and David Poytinger. Bars & Recreation opened AXE MKE in June 2018, as well as Nine Below, Milwaukee’s only indoor mini-golf tavern, in 2016 and painting bar Splash Studio in 2012.
“We wanted to meet the demand for axe-throwing, but also bring another activity to the city,” says David Poytinger. “Milwaukee culture is shifting away from just a night at the bar. When much of your life is spent in front of a computer or device, you’re ready to break out and do something interactive with friends.”