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Bayside Bowl

Address: 58 Alder Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: (207) 791-2695
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Ranked #24 of 65 Activities in Portland
Type: Bowling Alleys, Amusement
Attraction details
Type: Bowling Alleys, Amusement
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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English first
Falmouth, Maine
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not just blowing here, there is good food and great drinks. Casual, relaxing environment and lots of TV's to watch your favorite team. But, eat something, you will enjoy it.

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bayside is a fun bowling place and they have designed the space (lanes, dining area) with plenty of room. The technology is high-end so you can focus on the bowling. This all comes at a price, though, as Bayside is not cheap. Also, while the location is perfectly fine, it does seem out of the way. You go there to... More 

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Portland, Maine
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited Bayside Bowl for an office party and was surprised by the comfortable, welcoming pub area! Probably the most pleasant bowling alley I have ever visited! The pub/lounge area is spacious with pleasant lighting, beautiful hardwood floors and large rustic tables with oversized benches. The food was great. I was impressed by the thin crust pizza and yummy appetizers --... More 

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Portland, Maine
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We love spending a few hours as a family bowling-especially in the winter in Maine. Bayside is clean, fun and has good food and service. We'll be back often!

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Washington, dc
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Came here after dinner on a Saturday night and was surprised to see it so empty. I agree that the front desk character needs to refine her charming disposition, but maybe that's part of the bowling culture. The menu looked pretty good, but unfortunately we did not try anything. And when they say you have the lane for an hour... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great atmosphere, good food, ten-pin bowling and live music. I love this place. Worth the drive up from Boston to see a show.

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Portland, Maine
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I love creativity--especially when used to alter our perceptions of the norm. In this case, Bayside Bowl has stretched the imagination of bowling and beyond. Once you get past the totally inhospitable front desk greeter, you are in for a wonderful experience of delicious food and lively bowling. I love sitting at the bar and sipping on an ice cold... More 

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Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Five stars? You bet. Most people see that and assume I work there or I'm a family friend, but I'm not. I'm just a guy who likes to bowl, have a couple micro-drafts and maybe an inspired menu item with my lady friend. If you like good food and drink, good vibes, and great bowling, you gotta go to Bayside.... More 

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Portland, Maine
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213 reviews 213 reviews
39 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Though my experiences here had previously been very good, this time was not so pleasant. I incurred a knee injury while bowling, and believe that part of the reason this happened was due to inadequate soles on their bowling shoes, plus slippery floors. This resulted in my needing surgery, and many months of pain, recovery and money spent. When I... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This hidden gem was a wonderful suprise! Beautiful hardwood floors even in the lounge. My first visit had low expectations, but I am looking forward to another visit. We planned our visit to see the band " I suppose you know Karate". The small stage was decked out with a sophisticated light and sound system. Comfy couches in the corners,... More 

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