Shake & Bake Family Fun Center

COVID-19 Update: Please be aware that Shake & Bake Family Fun Center is not currently open to the public and all events have been postponed until further notice. For updates, follow @RecNParks on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or head to our BCRP Alerts page.


Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) owns and operates the Shake & Bake Family Fun Center in the historic Upton community in West Baltimore. “The Bake” as it is affectionately known, has been a local, iconic staple since 1982. Named after Baltimore Colts wide receiver, Glenn “Shake & Bake” Doughty. Shake & Bake is the spot for Bowling and Rollerskating under one roof in the heart of Baltimore City!

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We're still here and still committed to the community. We can't wait to see you back at the Bake.

When we reopened the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) made a promise to the community to run its operations with integrity and transparency.

It was important to our agency to spearhead an investigation through the Baltimore Office of the Inspector General upon learning of an unauthorized 21 and over party. BCRP has taken necessary responsive measures since launching the investigation, including appropriate employee termination, implementation of staff training, and adjustments to standard operating procedures. The steps to correct this discrepancy and to prevent future incidents are ongoing. 

Hours of Operations

Shake & Bake Family Fun Center is not open on Mondays and Tuesdays. The facility is open during the hours below. Shake & Bake will close on official city holidays per the Office of the Labor Commissioner. 

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Shake and Bowling Prices

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Shake & Bake Family Fun Center is available for private bookings. Host your next event in one of our newly renovated spaces. We offer affordable rates and a family-friendly atmosphere for groups of all occasions.

Roller Skating Rink: $220/hour

Billie Holiday Room: $120/hour plus security

Shake & Bake Lobby:  $120/hour

VIP Bowling Lounge: $170/hour

Game Room: $120/hr

Billard Room: $120/hr

The Bowling Alley is available for daytime and private rentals on request.

Contact our Event Team at 410-370-5214  to rent your next party or get together at Shake & Bake!


Soul Bowl Event

Soul Bowl

Love Bowling? Check out our re-occurring Soul Bowl event! The first Saturday of the month enjoy an adults-only party at our brand new Bowling Alley, click here to learn more!


Contact Information

Shake and Bake is Located at 1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

For hours of operation, pricing, or special events call the mainline at 410-545-1977. 

For the cashier's office, call 410-545-1978.

For the manager, call 410-370-5214