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Bar 38

$$ - $$$, British,
R1 Boulevard Building Gunwharf Quays | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
+44 23 9285 1070
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
R1 Boulevard Building Gunwharf Quays | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Busy on weekend with Hens, stags parties drinking cocktails. Hard to get to bar. Manager very reluctant to give you discount if you staying in Holiday Inn.

Thank DevonCheekyMonkey
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was my second visit to this bar and it has a great outside space for having a few evening drinks.

Thank Hold1971AHeart
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you are above the age of 18 the this place is not for you. Drinks, if you can get served, are expensive & trendy. Wear earplugs!More

Thank SueMick
B38Portsmouth, Manager at Bar 38, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hi Sue, We are an over 18s bar post 7pm and the thousands of people that come through our doors every weekend, join us exactly for that exciting and vibrant atmosphere! Feel free to join us midweek when we are a more chilled venue or...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Visited 7.7.17: Only stopped by for a drink and ended up staying for the whole of the happy hours session. We ordered two pizzas on the buy one get one free. Staff are friendly and polite and we were served very quickly. We ordered two...More

Thank pompeytoffee22
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Had a couple of drinks here with friends prior to having a meal around the corner . Found this bar to be popular and staff eager to please, we sat outside having a chat in pleasant uncluttered surroundings..Very Good.

Thank john p
Reviewed 25 June 2017

On a very hot day we managed to grab a table outside in the shade of Bar 38. A quick glance through the menu and my heart was set on an all day breakfast and all four of us had the same. After ordering inside...More

Thank yorkiebard
Reviewed 20 June 2017

There is a choice to sit upstairs, upstairs with outside terrace, downstairs, and outside alongside the canal. Best time is between 5pm and 8pm as there are usually 5 separate offers during this 'Happy Hour'. Busy and fun, though it sometimes takes 6/8 minutes to...More

Thank 4funlife
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Came in to make the most of happy hour was excellent cocktails and great atmosphere. The staff were excellent Will definitely be coming again.

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went there late afternoon during happy hour and although it was very busy the staff were very helpful and the food we ordered came quick.

Thank martin-and-elena
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Bar 38 had some nice price offers on the menu and we had a good meal at a reasonable price. They also had an offer of meals for two at £ 11,99. Staff was friendly and the outdoor seating was good.

Thank T3T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R1 Boulevard Building Gunwharf Quays | South Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9285 1070
  • E-mail
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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