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Bar 38

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American, Fish & Chips, English, Pub
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Boilevard Building | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
02392 851070
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: We are a Cocktail Bar and Restaurant serving food till 7pm daily. 2-4-1...
We are a Cocktail Bar and Restaurant serving food till 7pm daily. 2-4-1 ★Happy Hours★ from 5pm till 8pm after which our DJ's supply the soundtrack to your night playing the best tunes every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Group of you coming in? Hen/Stag Do? Birthday Party? Get in contact to find out about our Private Function Areas from 5 to 200 people!!
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
lovely location, lovely cocktails! :)

Bar 38 is set by the waters edge in Gunwharf shopping centre. It serves up cheap meals as well as great cocktails which are 2 for 1 between 5-8 daily!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Traceybrownsword1971
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Bar 38 is set by the waters edge in Gunwharf shopping centre. It serves up cheap meals as well as great cocktails which are 2 for 1 between 5-8 daily!

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Crawley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The atmosphere in here was great, lots of little groups of girlee gatherings, families on days out, couples etc We stopped for a bite of lunch and a few champagne cocktails, the food was quick, filled a gap and the drinks prices were really reasonable.

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Southern England
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

As I was shopping, and it was lunchtime, decided to give Bar 38 a try, it was a nice sunny day, so decided I was going to sit outside and soak up the sunshine. Bar staff were polite, swiftly dealing with my order (chilli dog) and the fact he reminded me that I could get a drink (chose cider) for... More 

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B38Portsmouth, General Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for taking your time to leave us some feedback. Im glad you enjoyed the initial part of your visit and sorry the second half let you down! Customer service is our number one priority here at Bar 38 so i'm disappointed to hear these comments I'm unsure of why your server didn't come back to your table but... More 

Swindon, England
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117 reviews 117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went here to meet up with my brother whilst on a weekend visit to Gunwharf Quays. We wanted a snack at lunchtime and we chose the sharing platter which would easily do 2 people. Sausage, garlic bread with cheese, onion rings, goujons, etc comprised the platter and it was ok but nothing special. We also had 3 coffee's which were... More 

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B38Portsmouth, General Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello, Yes we do pride ourselves on our Coffees and Cocktails which we believe are the best in Gunwharf, a statement which is backed up by our very popular daily Happy Hours and Nightlife in general! We are always looking to improve the food side of our business and your comments go a long way in helping us achieve this... More 

fleet
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

went here for a drink whilst shopping,cider and i chose the cocktail milkshake that is advertised in a milk bottle (partly why i order it) Five pounds..Did not come in the milk bottle has shown and no strawberry on the side..I asked the guy why? he ignored me..so i re asked he looked rather miserable and said can't find any... More 

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B38Portsmouth, Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for taking time to leave us some feedback, we greatly appreciate it. As you said, the milkshakes on our new menu are a real eye catcher and have proven to be more popular than we anticipated! We have ordered and received more Milk bottles so that we can provide every customer with a Milkshake similar to the image... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you time your visit right you can get the Happy Hour special prices, and this includes some cocktail options - if you like rum don't miss the Zombie's - to die for !... Very pleasant views of the Gunwharf area from inside or outside, and they can also do meals for breakfast or dinner.

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B38Portsmouth, Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello! We are glad you enjoy the Zombies! They are one of the favourites and fly out in our daily Happy Hours! If you are a fan of Rum, you should try a daiquiri! Can also be had with flavours such as Strawberry and Mango amongst others! We have also just released a new spring menu and the Rhubarbella is... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

So when I first walked in to Bar 38 I though how lovely it was to see people off all ages soaking up the great atmosphere.There were teens,people in there 50s and OAPs. It was safe to say every one was enjoying them self. From 5pm-8pm it was happy hour and they were doing 2 for 1 cocktails. These were... More 

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B38Portsmouth, Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for taking your time to leave us a review! We are glad that you enjoy the cocktails and the quiz! Remember, £100 cash to be won every Sunday! See you soon Bar 38 More 

Newquay, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for pre drinks or spending the whole night. Good music good prices, great cocktails. Quiz on a Sunday is worth a look to

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B38Portsmouth, Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for taking your time to leave us some feedback! We're glad you enjoy the Cocktails and the quiz. Remember, over £100 to be won every Sunday! See you soon Bar 38 More 

Hampshire
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have never spent much time here outside of happy hour. Love this place as a starting / meeting point. Happy hour is well worth a go. Buy one get one free on a great range of cocktails. Not many places to sit and the back section is often reserved for private parties but its not the sort of place you... More 

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B38Portsmouth, General Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello! Thankyou for taking your time to leave us some feedback! The happy hour is very popular with the 2-4-1 Cocktails! We have also just launched a new Spring Menu which you should try, the Spicy Mango Fizz is proving to be a real hit!! If you're every struggling for somewhere to sit, let a member of staff know and... More 

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Portsmouth is our first stop in Great Britain, getting used to the prices. Here they have a "deal" with 2 meals for 12 pounds. We had their sausage and mash along with the hunter's chicken. Both were prepared well and good portions. Good food, filling and warm for a cold day. Seems like a good value.

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B38Portsmouth, General Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello and welcome to England! Im glad you enjoyed the 2-4-£11 meal offer! You are right it is great value, the cheapest in Gunwharf in fact and as you said, good quality food also! We hope to see you back here again soon! Bar 38 More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boilevard Building | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 02392 851070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

We are a Cocktail Bar and Restaurant serving food till 7pm daily. 2-4-1 ★Happy Hours★ from 5pm till 8pm after which our DJ's supply the soundtrack to your night playing the best tunes every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Group of you coming in? Hen/Stag Do? Birthday Party? Get in contact to find out about our Private Function Areas from 5 to 200 people!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?