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“Good for a night out”
Review of Bar 38

Bar 38
Ranked #243 of 653 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, 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!!
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good for a night out”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Everytime I go here the service is really fast. I've never tried the food here but to be honest I would rather go to one of the restaurant in the area. This place is great for going to with all your mates for a good drinking session!

Visited June 2013
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Busy”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Had lunch there it was good food and reasonably priced. The bar staff were friendly and helpful. Went back there in the night for a few drinks cocktails were great and it was very busy.

  • Visited April 2013
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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“Hen Party Cocktail Masterclass was absolutely brilliant!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I recently went on my Hen Weekend to Portsmouth and one of the activities we requested was a cocktail masterclass, which happened to be held at Bar 38.
We arrived on time 2pm (Saturday 4th May) and were taken up to a private area where the cocktail lessons would be taking place. We were introduced to our barman, Ed, and I can honestly say that if we'd had anyone else working with us, the lessons wouldn't have been half as much fun! He was great, up for a laugh (even gave us his boxers as part of one of our tasks!!!) and also knew exactly what he was doing when it came to cocktails!
We had "nibbles" included within our package and we were expecting a couple of bowls of crisps and peanuts. We were shocked when 6 platters of hot food arrived! We had chicken wings, chicken goujons, garlic bread, potato wedges and lots more and it was all piping hot and absolutely lovely - exactly what we needed to soak up the wonderful cocktails!!

Big thanks to Ed and the rest of the team at Bar 38 - I'd highly recommend the cocktail lessons for your Hen Party!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“love it!”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

my fav place to go out with the girls!!! such a lovely place to just chill and have drinks! ive only ever ate pizza here but it was lush! the cocktails are sensational and the music is good. very good looking staff too!

  • Visited April 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“dont go”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

went today to afore mentioned bar/resturant NEVER going again was terrible... food was left untouched due to no flavour , burnt and enedible staff was more intrested on what there plans were the wkend .... took over 10 minutes to get sereved at the bar for the food and drinks ... as there was 4 of us in the bar at 4.15pm today they were up one end of the bar wrapping cutlery and talking loudly knowing full well i was standing there, freind had coffee was told it would be brought to the table where we were at .... nope in the end i had to get it from the bar staff my self the guy who served me just shrugged hes shoulders not apologising in the slightest .... we watied a hour for my freinds food (i didnt eat) she had to leave it it was so enedible it the chips nealry broke her toothe theye were that hard cheese everywhere and wet tissues wrapped in cutlery so u couldnt even use them ..... was depsicable even tho i live close we will never be going on there again after waiting and the food to come out like that no apology nothing ......

  • Visited April 2013
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