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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 - 12:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, 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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  • 29
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    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
2for 1 a bit rubbish

Went here for pre Drinks before meal went for the two for one cocktails but had to have two of the same slug and lettuce let you have two different ones , went for desperadoes and bar team don't use tongs or gloves to put lime in just bare hands apart from this a nice bar just a little pricey

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Jackyboi85
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Went here for pre Drinks before meal went for the two for one cocktails but had to have two of the same slug and lettuce let you have two different ones , went for desperadoes and bar team don't use tongs or gloves to put lime in just bare hands apart from this a nice bar just a little pricey

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We recently went to bar 38 for a spot of lunch,we found it good value,it was not over busy,so food came quickly,the staff were friendly and attentive,all you ask for really from a pub menu,would we return,yes we would.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

After our business meeting we booked this by way of a team event before going out for dinner. The staff were great, we each made 3 cocktails - which was fun. In between we were served nibbles. Would recommend this!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant fun lively atmosphere and food and drinks very cheap and staff friendly been three times food is great for price.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

2 for £11 and good food, what more could you want. Lovely location as good value for money. Definitely have hunters chicken!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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
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94 reviews 94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

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168 reviews 168 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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 

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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, 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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