Future home of the NorthSouth Club. Photo courtesy of Bars & Recreation.
Marla and David Poytinger, owners of AXE MKE (1924 E. Kenilworth Pl.), are bringing an axe throwing and floor shuffleboard bar to 230 E. Pittsburgh Ave. It will be called NorthSouth Club, with the north side of the building revolving around axe throwing, and the south side around shuffleboard.
Marla Poytinger spoke with Urban Milwaukee about the plans:
Separated activities will coincide with matching themes. The axe-throwing portion will follow a cozy, “northern” theme while the shuffleboard club will have a beach-like, “southern” feel. The drink menus will be tailored to fit each experience, with two different menus to fit each side. Local beers and fun, interesting craft cocktails will compliment both themes. “At all of our venues, we try to make them experiential and immersive,” she says.
Following the format of AXE MKE, NorthSouth Club will forego a kitchen and will instead serve small snack items. The business will also partner with local restaurants and caterers for food options for private events. Poytinger says the lack of cooked food prevents them from being a competitor to nearby businesses. “We want to be an asset to the community and share customers,” she says.
Exact hours have not been decided. However, Poytinger says NorthSouth club will be open daily except for Tuesdays. The bar will also be closed by 11 p.m. on weekdays and 12 a.m. on weekends.