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The Gin Joint

182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
+1 843-577-7565
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“soft pretzels” (14 reviews)
“cheese plate” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with friends last Saturday night and was very impressed by the selection of top shelf liquors inventive cocktails and knowledgeable staff. Treat yourself; you will not be disappointed.

Thank Cee1Cee1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely come here if you like to drink! They have more selection then anywhere I have ever seen and have unique drinks. The Gruetli cheese plate was delicious! The shishito peppers are great also and they come with a lot. The location is great and...More

Thank steph_2g
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for an evening cocktail before dinner and found our new favorite bar! Sit at the bar and watch the bartender create amazing mixology. If you can't decide what to get, pick two words off the menu list, and the bartender will choose...More

Thank SusanHirsh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is very cool. Low lighting and relatively compact. There's outdoor seating for the crowds who would prefer a little quieter and more space. Drink options are endless and they have fun ways to order by giving the bartender a couple drink characteristics and...More

Thank RichardB2319
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this little spot. It's cozy with just a dozen tables and booths inside and a few tables out on the brick patio. They always have a wait list, so I highly recommend putting your name on the list and then walk around the...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this quaint place based on reviews. Just wanted a casual bar to have a drink and it was perfect. We decided on the bartender's choice and he delivered! Took me a bit to get it down because it was certainly "unusual"...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like gin and by like I mean love.. it's really the only thing I order when I go out so when I stumbled upon this place I was super excited to try it! We got there around 6 for a pre-dinner drink. The place...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly greetings from front of house and server. Music was a tad loud. Great bar snacks especially the pimento cheese. Tried a few cocktails, bartender's choice were the real winners (these you opt for 2 words and they mix it).

Thank John T
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Very small but worth the visit. The bar menu is like none other and the atmosphere different and unique.

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

The cocktails were very unique and the atmosphere was great. They had indoor and outdoor seating. Lauren was a great waitress. The food was delicious. This was our first stop in Charleston and it was a great way to get a first look at the...More

Thank Jamie C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-7565
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Tucked back off of East Bay Street, you will find no shortage of booze here. We offer balanced cocktails alongside defiant bar food. Pick from our seasonal drink menu or if you’re feeling lucky, Bartender’s Choice. If you choose to come Monday through Friday between 5-7pm you will find our wallet-friendly Cocktail Hour offerings. We may not change your life, but we can help you drink proper.
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