Kraken – Penn Quarter

Kraken – Penn Quarter

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Parties


Our Penn Quarter site, which is the original Kraken’s home, has eight axe-throwing lanes, open space for small or big group events, and bar service with a variety of cans, wines, and ciders.

Looking for a little more action-packed entertainment? Suit up. Time to rage…

At our indoor RAGE ROOM, you can fulfill all of your fantasies about destroying workplace spaces. Take a sledgehammer and smash a bunch of s%#$; when you’re done, we’ll clean up your mess. That’s how easy and great it is.

There isn’t a better way to promote team-building skills—or one that is more exciting! Throw axes, enjoy food and beverages, and perhaps even let out a little office rage! When you’re planning a birthday party, look no further than Kraken. Fun is our middle name! Organizing someone’s bachelor or bachelorette party? Kraken is the perfect – and most epic – way to celebrate!

Kraken can host gatherings of any size. For our visitor groups, we provide meals and a full bar! In collaboration with you, our event professionals will design the ULTIMATE, UNIQUE experience for your team. Learn more about our event planning team at 

Getting here

Metro Accessible via: 

  • Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red/Green/Yellow)
  • Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange/Silver)
  • Archives/Navy Memorial (Green/Yellow)

Bus Route: D6, 74, 70

Parking: Limited Street Parking Available
Ample Parking Garages – LINK TO NEARBY GARAGES

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 99 guests
Rage Room
Unleash your inner fury! It's the ultimate outlet for letting off steam and embracing your wild side. Armed with a sledgehammer, you can smash, bash, and demolish to your heart's content. Whether you're releasing stress or just seeking a thrilling experience, our Rage Room is the perfect place to unleash your primal instincts and have a smashing good time.
Axe Bar
Step into our vibrant bar space the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a refreshing drink amidst the excitement of axe throwing. Whether you're taking a break between throws or simply looking to relax with friends, our bar offers a diverse selection of beverages to complement your Kraken experience. Sip on craft beers, or handcrafted canned cocktails while soaking in the energetic ambiance of our venue. Cheers to unforgettable moments at Kraken, where every throw is met with a toast!
Axe Lane
Step up to the challenge in our Axe Lane! With a personal coach by your side, you'll master the art of axe throwing while engaging in a variety of thrilling games. Perfect for team building or friendly competition, our Axe Lane offers an exhilarating experience unlike any other. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time thrower, prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you aim for the bullseye and unleash your inner lumberjack!
Axe Lounge
The ultimate hangout spot! Situated behind our axe-throwing lanes, this cozy seating area offers the perfect vantage point to relax, socialize, and enjoy a drink while cheering on your friends as they unleash their inner lumberjack. Sip on your favorite beverages from our fully stocked bar, chat with fellow guests, and soak in the lively atmosphere of our thrilling axe-throwing arena. Whether you're taking a break between throws or simply soaking up the excitement, the Axe Lounge provides the ideal setting for unforgettable moments and camaraderie.

Venue Location + Transportation


840 E Street NW,
Washington, District of Columbia 20004


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • DCA - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • IAD - 35 minutes

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes


  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes


Kraken knows how to throw a birthday bash! From the moment we stepped into the axe-throwing lanes to the exhilarating experience of letting loose in the rage room, every minute was an absolute blast. Thanks to the awesome staff and unique setup, Emmy's birthday was one for the books!
Mike L. - Axe + Rage Birthday Party
Hands down one of the best birthday party I've ever had! Mixing axe throwing with the rage room was pure genius. The thrill of hurling axes followed by the cathartic release of smashing stuff – it was like therapy with a side of adrenaline. My friends are still talking about it weeks later!
Emmy M. - Axe + Rage Birthday Party
Axe throwing for a gender reveal? Absolutely epic! They helped us pull off the most memorable reveal ever. The excitement in the air as we aimed our axes at the balloons was palpable, and when we finally hit the target, the burst of colored powder filled us with joy and excitement. Thank you for making our special moment truly one-of-a-kind!
Brian T. - Gender Reveal!
What a unique and thrilling way to celebrate our baby's gender reveal! The adrenaline rush of throwing axes combined with the suspense of popping balloons made for an unforgettable experience. The staff provided the perfect setting for this exciting moment, and our guests couldn't stop talking about it!
Jessica M - Gender Reveal!
Planned my brother's surprise birthday party here. It ended up being a great experience for everyone. I had never thrown an axe before but ended up being easier than I expected. Never thought I'd see a place where you could order alcohol while throwing axes. Lots of fun!
Greg H - Birthday Party
What a fun way to celebrate a great quarter! The staff was super friendly and made sure we were taken care of. They're very detailed and attentive in teaching us how to throw the axes. Will definitely be booking this again..
Bridget M - Corporate Party