We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
South Building | Boilevard Building Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
02392 851070
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #176 of 478 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $5 - $19
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
Cuisines: American, English, Pub, Fish & Chips
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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!!
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    31
    13
    3
    11
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woking, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
46 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

A TripAdvisor Member
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Travelers who viewed Bar 38 also viewed

 
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth, Hampshire
 

Been to Bar 38? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bar 38

Address: South Building | Boilevard Building Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
Phone Number: 02392 851070
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
Cuisine: American, English, Pub, Fish & Chips

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bar 38 staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?