Reviews of Newport Entertainment Center (N.E.C's) (Bowling Alley)

26 Main St, Newport, ME 04953, United States

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REVIEWS OF Newport Entertainment Center (N.E.C's) IN Maine

Dale Hartt

Pins are on a strings, prices were high, and no healthy food options.

Seth Koren

Its ok some things are worn out and need attention

joyce harrington

It is a relaxing place to go.

Bonnie Ellen

Joseph Bissell

Relatively inexpensive entertainment, fun for the whole family. Food items are decently priced as well

josh hills

Paige Thompson

Favorite bowling in central Maine

Mark Simonds

My son's first time bowling and he loved it

Eric Libby

It was ok good games n great place for family fun or homeless day distractions lol

Garrett Pelletier

Morgan Clark

The place was ok. The kids had fun but pricing was a mess and the guy got pissed as we was talking to him because we wasn't understanding how I with 6 kids paid less then my friend with 2 kids.


Been bowling here for 6 years! Love it! Also because they are only 1 of 2 bowling alleys with candlepin and 10 pin in the State,

Karen DeRosby

They opened up early for our Special Olympics event

Stanley Hunt

Fun for all ages

Peggy Allen

It is a nice clean place, to bring kids and such. They offer meals and appetizers. As well as offering birthday party events.

Virginia Gumaer

I love the idea, I really do, but the organization just isn't right yet. It can be over stimulating for sensory sensitive individuals. Wonderful customer service and always fun.

Kayla Pennock

Great place to host bowling or go play some arcade games

Shawn Sigston

Sad to see this place going down hill!

Jeremy Gibbs

Great place to have kids birthday parties, inexpensive and plenty to do.

Lanes Bowl

Lot of great improvements ten pin and candle pin great arcade pool room and bar definitely worth a trip to this place staff Is amazing to go to

paladin 44222

The best part of nec is the bar and pool area. Arcade games seem to be out of order half the time. Highly recommend the cheesey fries.

Sal Aucella

luke Teixeira

Great place. Good food and good drink prices. Bowling is a little expensive

Margaret Parker

Nice place to meet up with people!

Jodie Lord

A great place for birthday parties, their pizza is fantastic. The little ones bowled their hearts out and really had fun.

Anna Whitney

We had a great time. Pizza was awesome and everyone was friendly. Definitely will be going again.

Rebekah Willis

Reasonable prices, kids have a blast. Place could be cleaner.

Dylan Davis

Great Staff! Always Fun

Hutch Kwatowski

Place could use an update - but I enjoyed the times I've rolled in there. Decent prices.

Andrea Dautrich

Nice place to bowl


Good entertainment for kids

Sharon Waterhouse


Emilee Perez

Went to grab a couple drinks. We sat at the bar with empty cups for about 30 mins. Absolutely no acknowledgement from the bar tender. She had an attitude with other customers. We left and went somewhere nicer.

Laurie Simpson

Had fun , clean place

Jennifer Parker-Nicholson

In serious need of repair. Bartender over pours and doesn't know how to make drinks. Bathrooms are filthy. Costumer service is awful. Employees are rude and unprofessional.

Doug True

Bowling and arcade

Michael Bjork

Great new lanes

Brenda Volz

Very unfriendly atmosphere. We were told our name would be called over the intercom and we have yet to hear an intercom. Our food was cold and she found us and said that she thought we left. We were not offered any hot food. The bar tender charged me regular price for a beer that was supposed to be $3 because it's lady's night. Then proceeded to give another woman and a dude the discounted drink. They need to learn about customer service. We were looking for a new place to go for date night. But it will definitely not be here.


Just a good place to take the kids and cheap too!

Barbara Oliver

I enjoy this bowling place, the people there are so nice and friendly.

Melinda Lumb

Ok stuff but very high prices

Melissa Crockett

Great deal with the bowling on Saturday nights but would have been great to have so snacks included in the total package.

Eva Hopkins

Never realized just how busy this place is.. Wow. Its amazing.. lots to do besides bowling...

Danielle Sincyr

So much fun

Tom Hall

Stacey Bridges

Great place to visit on a rainy day

Chris Perkins

# bumpkins !

Genola Hodgdon

Domnic Sickles

Not too bad. Food was ok. Staff was very friendly. Lanes are a little beat down. A few seemed in disrepair. Seems a little over priced for what you get. Used to pay $25 for a family special and went in tonight to find out it's now $40. Again the price wasn't bad, but for what we got it's a little overboard. 1.5 hours of bowling, shoes included, a large one topping pizza and a pitcher of drink. If the lanes were in better shape and the ball return didn't sound like it was gonna explode, then it really would be worth the price. But we had to practically yell just to be heard over the ball return machine.

Ruby Rockwell

The worst bowling alley I have ever been to.. building is dingy, most of the arcade games are outdated and don’t dispense tickets, the prizes are not worth playing for, the bowling balls and lanes are old and dented, but the worst part of the whole experience was the lack of clear communication of payment. None of the employees told us what each game cost or that we were being charged per game and would have to pay at the end. Maybe this is standard, but I can tell you we would have thought twice about playing several games if we knew what the final bill was going to be.

Adrieanna Ryder

Great location and really good food

Ryan Wing

Seemed fine clean and a lot of flashing lights and wow factor, just finding someone that works there that can help you is very difficult.

Heather Sullivan

Fun for the whole family and make birthday party's easy!

Jeff Brittie

Excellent entertainment for the whole family

Liane James

Wonderful birthday party location! They make excellent pizza too! Check it out....

Erica Picard

Excellent food at great prices. Great bartenders, lots of pool tables and games for the kids.

Andrew Baldic

Newport entertainment center has made some awesome changes new stringsetters bowling machines new games menu is amazing pool tables are awesome and the service is amazing.

Will & Family

Good place to hang out and have a family night. Love the arcade games. Food and the bowling.

Stina Borrazas

If your looking for something fun to do that won't cost your group much per person, definitely bring your crew here. The have good deals on packages that include food, drink, shoe and lane rental. The was 7 of us total and as a group the total was only $33. Much cheaper than going to the movies or driving to Bangor for other options.

Paul W. Lord Jr.

Ever since Wendy quit because Patti took all her hours at work I have no desire to stop in and order food or drink any more like I use to do other than on a Sunday when they are open the only day that Patti does not work. I know one person spending only at least a hundred bucks a week means nothing in the world of business now but just to explain the reason for this lack of desire to stop in on week days is because of the treatment recived at the hands of Patti she provided poor service at best and to finish it off, her and her husband both personally insulted and accosted me verbally thus I will not return as long as she works in this place. this of coarse is a real depressing situation since it is the only place in town to sit eat drink and bowl or play pool with video games as well. I miss Nekia made pizza pies after a long day of work along with a draft of choice.

Fred Norris

Great selection of everything. Looking for a place to celebrate your child's birthday, then this the place.

Jamie Burns

Ryan Griffith

It's a fun place to take the kids

Sarah Rose

Its nice that there is a place like this in town. Just dress warmly because it's freezing in this bowling alley all year 'round.

Sean Yoko

N.E.C's Is pretty good. They have a candlepin and regular bowling alley. The alley is well maintained and you don't have to input your score manually which is nice. They serve food and drinks. There are pool tables if that's what you're looking for and there is also a pretty decent size arcade. The cons are that people tend to smoke in the covered entrance during the winter so it has a pretty gross smell. But other than that. I enjoy bowling here.

Regina Gould

Want a place for family,food and fun? If so then this is the place!! With a large family of 7 this is cheap entertainment for adults and children of all ages!! The older kids could have a game of pool while the younger kids play the arcade games. The whole family can take part in the bowling. They offer food and drinks even drinks for adults ;-) you could reserve a spot for a birthday party if you would like. The staff are friendly and very patient as your child ponders over what to get with those tickets they just won. The environment is clean with a positive energy that makes us all feel Young when we enter and see all the lights from the games. Cheap fun family time!! A must visit when in Newport if you enjoy bowling that is!

Craig Kimball

Frank Berry

Candle pin bowling

Shaughnessey McArthur

Great bowling and arcade, awesome place to spend a afternoon

Richard Poulin

Not much going on in their

Matthew Welch

Needs a deep clean, prices okay, plenty of bowling lanes, but bring your own bowling balls and shoes. Not enough balls of you don't bring your own.

Katie K

Great for children or groups of people. Decent prices. Plenty of games for the kids and adults of any age range.

Bunnie Adams

Nice place for entertainment and fun.

Brenda Norris

Patty is great at the bar!! Friendly service

Duane Edwards

Went for a date night. Machine quit partway through first game. Maintenance person out doing something in town. Employee discounted the game. Should have been no cost. May go back. Maybe not.

Jordan Hawthorne

Way too expensive

William Blake

My son was entertained ny the arcade and bowling for hours.

Ryan H

Sure, it needs an update, but so what! It is FUN! The kids love the arcade, The bowling alley is a blast and the rates are amazing! The Manager is named Nate and he is ridiculously friendly and eager to ensure that you have a good time. You can take the family there on a rainy day and have HOURS of cheap fun. I love this place and I love the management! Worth the trip every time!

Janice Bills

Gor the area it is great at least it is something to do without having to drive to bangor or portland

Marcia Ethan O M

Decent place plenty of space, variety and lanes but need more attendants on Sat wien many parties going. They had 3, 1 making pizzas slowly, 1 chilling in the bar with 1 customer ignoring the lines out front and 1 lady taking orders, getting shots helping 4 large birthday birthday parties birthday parties worth birthday parties worth of birthday parties worth of kids pick what to but with their tickets.

Debra Elliott

Great prices

Krissy Martin

Had a birthday party with 12 children and they only gave us 3 balls, we had to go up a number of times and they only gave us two more. Asked for an end lane due to three autistic children and was told they were broke then saw people on the lane playing.


Great place to bring the family. Very friendly staff and nice atmosphere. My little one loved the tiny balls for bowling and the older kids loved the arcade games.

Emily LaVoice

Not the cleanest in regards to floors or games but they have decent bar food and excellent arcade games.

Shanna Stone

Fun for all ages

Tara Chabot

Great family entertainment center. A lot of improvements over the last few years and more to come. Compete in 10 pin or candlepin bowling for fun or join a league. Arcade rooms for the kiddos.

Josie Byron

Stephen Small

Nice place committed to the area

Gary Whittington

Good food and fun bowling

John Fate

Prices are pretty good for what you get. Quick and friendly service.

Amber Ewing

Rose Berry

Loved this place

Penny Jackson

Fun clean great place to go with the family even the little ones

Andrew Webber

Cheep drinks

Kathleen pointer

Love the atmosphere, the staff are nice and friendly, the chicken wings are awesome, I like that I can sit down watching bowling, having a nice cold beer waiting for my order, thanks

Carolyn Rae

I think this is a great place for the community especially where it is rural. It would be nice if people weren't smoking right by the door. But it is a nice place to hang out.

Team stunts

Kids loved playing the arcade. I wish they had more games that gave you tickets. I wish family bowling was little cheaper

Bekah Rraine

Kind of expensive for the trashiness of the atmosphere but we go anyway cause it's near by. Food was good.

Lawrence Hathaway

Good food and fun games. They have an arcade and deals for birthday parties. The place doesn't look that clean, but I think that's just aesthetic.

Karin Warren

Fun time, very accommodating!!

Richard DesJardins

Bring cash with you you cannot run a tab here. someday soon I hope we can drink here like adults

Jennifer Whitten

Not busy kinda sad nice building

Misty Valzania

The service is great, only thing I noticed was the machines are hard to work with and the place could use some work.

Lucas Ames

Very fun had a great night

Michael Lachapelle

Mike Wilcox

It's the only bowling alley within 30 miles stuff is always broken service is slow.


Everything has been great I'm only not giving them a five star because it seems to early to deem it perfect but there hasn't been a single thing to complain about in my times there

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