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Address: 58 Alder Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: (207) 791-2695
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Fun night out with friends

Atmosphere is great and the staff are very helpful. Really made us feel welcome and contributed to the fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Scarborough, Maine
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Scarborough, Maine
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Atmosphere is great and the staff are very helpful. Really made us feel welcome and contributed to the fun.

Thank MarkHF
Falmouth, Maine
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Thank Joseph B
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank HawaiiBunnyLovers
Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank 89DeborahS
Portland, Maine
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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!

Thank John H
Washington, dc
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112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank Shadmonster
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.

Thank bostonbaja
Portland, Maine
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61 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

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 

Thank Chris O
Portland, Maine
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334 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 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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