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Bayside Bowl

58 Alder Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 791-2695
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Ranked #25 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Type: Bowling Alleys
Most recent review
- Sep 10, 2014
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English first
Portland, Maine
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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38 reviews 38 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
37 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

So many shops and restaurants. Lots of bars. I enjoyed sitting at the daquri bar and listening to the entertainment. The bartenders were very nice. Parking was easy and not as expensive as I would have thought.

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Poland, Maine
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We waited over an hour to bowl and sat at the bar for our food. Food was good... pub fare, but it was very crowded. It may have just been the night. I'd go back.

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I stopped in for a couple of strings last April and was pleased with the experience. The bar has some great beers on tap and the apps looked good (although I didn't have one). The electronic score-keeping was convenient and the whole place was clean. This is a popular spot, it was full on a Saturday afternoon in April. I... More

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