About us

Black Oak Axe Throwing opened its doors this year following the seasonal opening of Combat Chicago, an entertainment venue that houses the most immersive tactical laser tag and escape rooms in the area. After serving in the Marine Corp., the owner found love in knife combat and throwing to pass the time, and deciding to rekindle it with the addition of ax throwing to the Combat Chicago experience! On top of being an entertainment venue, the same building is also the setting for the scariest haunted house in Chicagoland during October: Midnight Terror Haunted House. As a family owned and operated venue, we are able to cater more closely to our community and present more unique experiences as we grow, with Black Oak Axes actually sharing its name with the original settlement started in 1840 that became Oak Lawn in the 1890s, Black Oaks Grove.