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Unit R1, South Building, Portsmouth PO1 3TD, England
+44 23 9285 1070
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Ranked #150 of 473 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: European, English, Hamburgers, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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!!
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent location of a bar for a bite to eat whilst shopping in Gunwharf. The food is good bar food and the service was good. If you like bar food in a nice setting then this is ideal bar.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had lunch here, the 2 for £11 is a real bargain. Sunday morning breakfast also 2 x full English and tea and toast all for a tenner, a real winner

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

Thankyou for taking your time out to write a review! We agree, we are quite proud of Breakfast Menu! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More

Gosport
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For a weekend it was very busy which only added to the atmosphere. The service was quick, there was great music with good drinks which were reasonably priced. Overall a good evening.

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

Hello Scarlett, thankyou for taking your time to review Bar38!! Our bartenders are indeed very fast as you said! We can make upto 5000 cocktails a week so they have to be! We have a new Cocktail menu being launched later this month so make sure you pop back to give it a go! See you soon More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Bar 38 offers a great drinking experience right on the waters edge. The two for one cocktails are a great way to end a day of shopping!

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

Hi Tracey, thankyou for taking your time to write our review! We agree, the pontoon is a beautiful place to top up your tan whilst sipping a Cocktail!! We have a new Cocktail menu being launched later this month so make sure you pop back to give it a go! Regards More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We ate off the two for £11 part of the menu.we had fish and chips and it was lovely with crispy batter.the tower of onion rings was also a hit.the kids had chicken strips and salad that came with fresh fruit juice. All in all it was a great meal. I may say it a lot but I will be... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back! Regards More

Denmead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I liked the Cocktails i recieved. However the Service wasnt too great and a glass which i recieved originally had Chewing gum in from the previous night. Not great

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

HI Ant, thankyou for taking the time to write a review. I apologise that the service you received wasn't great. All of our glasses are cleaned in a glass washer so i'm sorry the washer missed it and the bartender didn't notice it either! I hope you exchanged your cocktail at the bar for a new one.. I know I... More

South glos
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Proper good party night out. Music was pumpin. Atmosphere was alive . Fun fun fun.cheap drink prices ,good service

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

Hello, Thankyou very much for taking your time to review us! We are glad you had a good time in the Bar! We have a DJ on Thursday - Saturday with our Happy Hour starting at 5pm so make sure to head down again soon! Regards More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice atmosphere. Good food. Would recommend. I especially enjoyed the sink in the toilets. Random I know!

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

Hello and thankyou for taking the time to review Bar 38! Yes the toilets are a talking point and pretty unique! We have just launched a new food menu so please pop back again soon to give it a try! Regards More

Gosport, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This bar is at the end of Gunwharf Quays looking over the sea, yachts, and entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Very large and gets very busy in the summer although you can usually find somewhere to sit. Nice selection of food and drinks available with table and bar service. Quite unique.

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

Hello and thankyou for your review! Yes we can get very busy in the summer but the speed and efficiency of our bar tenders means no one is left waiting too long! Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Regards More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Me and a friend were visiting Portsmouth on a September evening , and decided to pay a visit to BAR 38. The overall atmosphere was great, with people having fun, the drinks were reasonably priced, and the beer was OK. I would definitely come here again.

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

Hi and thankyou for taking your time to review Bar 38!! We are glad you had a good night and hopefully we'll see you again soon! Regards More

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Additional Information about Bar 38

Address: Unit R1, South Building, Portsmouth PO1 3TD, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9285 1070
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
Cuisine: European, English, Hamburgers, Fish & Chips

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