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Bar 38

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American, English, Pub, Fish & Chips
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Boilevard Building | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
02392 851070
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Today
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Great night out

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
kendo1978
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Newquay, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newquay, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Hampshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The set price meals are probably the best I have had for the price. Service 1st. Class from all the staff keep up the good work

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Dorset
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Popped in here for a bite of lunch on 2nd Jan 2014. Ordered a jacket potato for myself, a ham and cheese panini for my husband and two cokes. Came to almost £15. Doesn't sound that expensive but the food was pretty poor. Jacket was lukewarm and almost still raw in places, supposed to be with beans and cheese -... More 

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B38Portsmouth, Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for taking you time to leave us some feedback. Quality and standards are somethings we are always looking to improve on and I apologise if your meal this time was not up the standards you expected. We will address the issues you have raised. If you decide to return, please make yourselves known and we will ensure you... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I came here for lunch and had the macaroni cheese, the food was really nice, but I preferred a bigger portion. The staff are friendly and the restaurant is nice, it is quite like a weatherspoons. If you are after lunch, decent food and a decent price this is a good place to go.

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B38Portsmouth, Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello! Thankyou for taking your time to give us some feed back. Im glad you enjoyed your experience at Bar 38! All of our food is set to Company Guidelines Specifications so I will pass your comment on regarding portion size to the relevant person. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Bar 38 More 

Woking, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for lunch whilst shopping at Gunwharf Quays. Think Wetherspoons and you on the right track, you get what you pay for cheap food that whilst is nothing to get excited about it was OK for the price paid. I had the bacon & cheese burger my wife had the turkey club sandwich. Both were OK and nothing more.... More 

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B38Portsmouth, Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for taking the time to leave us feedback! We try our best to produce the best standards possible at a reasonable price and quality is something we are always looking to improve. Hopefully, we'll see you again Regards Bar 38 More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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B38Portsmouth, Manager at Bar 38, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review Bar 38. We are glad you enjoyed your time here, we strive to offer a great service to each and every customer. We look forward to your return for the launch of our new cocktail menu. More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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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 - 19
  • Cuisine: American, English, Pub, Fish & Chips

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?