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Bar 38

Unit R1, South Building, Portsmouth PO1 3TD, England
+44 23 9285 1070
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Ranked #124 of 456 restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $5 - $21
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
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Bar 38 is a nice place to have a few drinks, next to the Quay and enjoy the breeze for a while when Happy Hour is just starting. I managed to buy 4 drinks for just over £10, which for me is ridiculously reasonable, seeing as sometimes a £5 note won't cut it for 2 drinks! As its Happy Hour,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ate there with some friends. Simple food not very expensive (but more than in a pub), we were pleased to eat there, in a very nice place, taking the sun next to the canal. But first, you have to order inside, nobody comes for that. Then, we had to wait 30 minutes only for two pieces of chicken, a... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
297 reviews 297 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A Friday night here is a lively night out with many cocktails ,DJ Music , dance floor and a great crowd. Area can be reserved for a party, loos upstairs , disabled acess to toilets downstairs. Food can be ordered at bar. Had pizza which was okay. If you come along in the afternoon it is a quieter venue with... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Popped in for a drink with the wife on our way to get some dinner and was delighted to find out it was happy hour! I Was only allowed one, but when it's 2-4-1 it would be rude not to have 2 :)

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Southsea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Great food and cocktails! Dale is a magician with his special cocktails with fire! And Ben behind the bar makes a mean mojito!

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

I have been to the venue lots since it's been open and never had a bad night. The choice of cocktail is great. Always had good service and even when it's busy the amount of time you have to wait is never too long. Door staff are always friendly and make this a safe venue to go too.

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Portsmouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of my favourite bars without a doubt! Great chilled out atmosphere great for meeting friends or having drinks after a meal. Staff are always very friendly even during very busy periods. The cocktails are the best in the area! Really well made and always look and taste fantastic! Definitely take advantage of the happy hour regularly!

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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My husband and I visited after a terrible dinner at Jamie Olivers luckily Bar 38 brightened up our night! The cockatils where amazing-best Cosmo I have had and a much better price than the Slug and Lettuce!! Brilliant service and even the managment where working hard and extremely friendly. Will definately ruturn!!!

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

There's not many places to go in portsmouth these days but this place is brilliant. Lovely staff and management. Good food amazing cocktails.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The service I have always received is second to none, the staff are friendly, efficient and welcoming. Always a great atmosphere with very little trouble. Could not recommend highly enough

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