Listen, we live in an occasionally enraging metropolis and I'm not going to sugarcoat that for you, because I imagine doing so would be tantamount to dumping fuel on the fire. The MTA reportedly has no money but is still enticing you to buy that more-expensive-than-ever Metrocard by dangling the (im)possibility of a free Hawaiian vacation in front of your nose? 'Kay. NYCHA's housing stock is crumbling and also have you seen this data-stealing playground for the megawealthy, which munched up $4.5 billion in tax dollars? Why is this subway car full of dead sharks???

It can be an inherently stressful environment, and perhaps you are looking for an outlet that will allow you to vent your pent up frustration in a venue that's equal parts leisure and violent catharsis. Maybe somewhere you can simultaneously crush beers and hurl sharp, heavy objects at the wall? Well, lucky you, because two more axe-throwing bars are coming to Brooklyn in the near future: Hatchets & Hops, to open at 98 North 11th Street in Williamsburg in the next three to six months, and Bad Axe Throwing, which should open at 436 Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn next month.

Hatchets & Hops, as I think you will have inferred from the name, absolutely serves booze: Eight rotating beer taps, including a guaranteed cider selection, plus three red wines, two white wines, and mead, per their website's enthusiastic promise. And while some Bad Axe locations appear to operate on a BYOB model, a spokesperson confirmed to Gothamist that the Brooklyn outpost will have a bar.

From a statistical standpoint, I can't promise you that introducing alcohol into the axe equation has made this lumberjack pursuit safer, but neither does it seem to have made things less safe. According to Eater, the Backyard Axe Throwing League—the Canadian group that made axe-throwing into the recreational phenomenon it is today—has recorded "just five or six minor injuries" between its 2006 founding and 2015.

If numbers are cold comfort to you, a person who doesn't trust math, take it from the venues: Bad Axe's PR Manager, Xiomara Galvez, promises that its other bar locations are "running great," without any deaths or dismemberment reported so far. (Knock on wood.) In Brooklyn, Galvez added, "Nobody is permitted to throw and drink at the same time. The alcohol stays where they [the customers] are sitting and hanging out and not in the lanes." Coaches have been trained to stop customers from throwing drunk, and bartenders will cut off any intoxicated patrons. Beer and wine will also be available exclusively in cans, "no glass."

In a lengthy statement to Gothamist, Hatchets & Hops Business Operations Manager Andrew Lloyd emphasized that the Buffalo-based enterprise was "the first in the country to receive a beer, cider, and wine serving license after operating for 1 year with no alcohol in the facility." Having alcohol on-site has actually reduced the number of customers who show up to their throwing appointments already blasted, because people know they can buy drinks at the venue and don't "pre-game" aggressively the way they used to. That, in turn, allows staff—all of whom are trained to identify "signs of overconsumption," Lloyd noted—to keep closer track of how much patrons have imbibed.

"Throughout the two hours, the instructor is responsible for keeping each thrower completely engaged. Frankly," Lloyd said, "we shoot for our customers to be having too much fun to even worry about their next beer." But instructors will be watching closely to prevent anyone who's visibly intoxicated from playing with the axes.

Brooklyn already has two axe-throwing ranges: Greenpoint's Bury the Hatchet and Gowanus's Kick Axe. According to the Commercial Observer, the success of these enterprises inspired realtors at Olmsted Real Estate to broker the deals for both Bad Axe and Hatchets & Hops: To me, the spiking popularity of lumberjack sports amongst non-woodsmen suggests that people probably aren't slicing off fingers with anything approaching regularity. People bowl and booze all the time, right? This is like that, only airborne and with blades.