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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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    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
cheap!! loud!!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
ok78
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fleet
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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fleet
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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Reading, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

For Gunwharf, bar 38 is probably the cheapest in food and drink option. Unfortunately this is where the positive ends. Food microwaved style rubbish - better at spoons. Would drink outside in summer.

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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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Newquay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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Los Angeles, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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177 reviews 177 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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 

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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 4 - 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?