Got an axe to grind? Then Stumpy’s Hatchet House is the place for you! They recently opened in Waco, Texas, offering customers a unique way to let off steam and spend a fun time with friends and family. A visit to Stumpy’s is also a great way to get acquainted on a first date. When you’re not throwing axes to targets, you can unwind in the common area with food and drinks (BYOB).
Stumpy’s Hatchet House is located at 924 Austin Avenue in downtown Waco, just a short walk from the popular Silo District. As an alternative form of entertainment for those who relish new adventures, Stumpy’s offers a variety of options. Corporate team-building events, birthday celebrations, and bachelor/bachelorette parties are popular options.
Photo: Michelle Irwin
The owners of Stumpy’s are Michelle and Scott Irwin and Shawnna and Chad Latino. They come from different backgrounds, and opening Stumpy’s is their first venture into owning a service industry small business. Michelle is a pharmaceutical rep, while Scott is an estimatics manager at Texas Farm Bureau. Chad is a dentist who owns his own practice, and Shawnna is a surgical nurse.
“Opening up a small business at any time can be tough, but the current environment brought challenges that were certainly unexpected and hard to navigate. Despite that, with the support of the amazing Waco community and local businesses, Stumpy’s Hatchet House has quickly become THE place to gather, social distance together, and let loose after a time of isolation. We were not sure what to expect, but have been pleasantly surprised at the turn out of customers. We were almost completely booked Saturday night,” Michelle said.
Demographics for Stumpy’s
Photo: Michelle Irwin
The demographics at Stumpy’s are 49% men and 51% women, with an age range of 26-54. Patrons must be 18 and older, but youth 13 and older are allowed for special event family days. Closed-toe shoes are required, and it’s BYOB. For their July 8th opening, Stumpy’s partnered with Waco Ale for a complimentary beer tasting. They plan to partner with other small businesses in the downtown area, especially some of the local breweries that have been closed down.
For more information about Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Waco, visit stumpyshh.com/wacotx/, or call 254-300.7677. Happy throwing!