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Best New Restaurant + Sports Bar + Karaoke Venue

Bayside Bowl

Goes to show how important this place is, winning three categories nobody would associate with a bowling alley a year ago. Bayside Bowl is so multipurpose it's more like an art house or rec room; certainly more than the alleys we remember growing up. That kind of energy is especially helpful Wednesday nights, where the Fuge hosts "Kill the Karaoke" with live band Trainwreck. The food doesn't have to be this good, but it is, and the picnic-bench seating is a stroke of genius. Whatever reason you go, it's absurdly hard not to have a good time here. Oh, and bonus points for electing not to put TVs above the lanes.

Bayside Bowl | 58 Alder St, Portland | 207.791.BOWL

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