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The Gin Joint

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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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.
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Glad to have got the recommendations to come here. We walked in and although it was dark at first the ambience and the music along with the drinks made it for a relaxing spot to sip and talk. I ended up doing the pick to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nikkih304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to sit at the bar but not allowed since there were four of us. They didn't want to fill up the small bar with just us. Yet the restaurant was empty. Go figure.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank georgemM8193II
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Cute little place... we just grabbed a drink before dinner elsewhere, but would have definitely eaten here had we had the chance. Their menu of all different gins and bourbons is extensive with a comprehensive cocktail list. I chose bartenders choice where I gave them...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is a tucked away from the street front but worth finding for sure. The vibe kind of reminded me a some of the speakeasies that I have been to. The cocktails use fresh and interesting ingredients. I only had a cheese plate there...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DGardJr
Reviewed October 28, 2018

If you don't have a favorite drink, trust the bartender. Choose two drink traits and let the bartender make it for you. He did a great job for us. Pretzels w/mustard and Blue Cheese apps were great. Service was really good. They were very busy,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TravelSafeBrianM
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Cute outdoor area! The menu has a great option where you can pick two words to describe what drink you would like and the bar tender will make it for you. Enjoy all the drinks we ordered!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank honestreviews4
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We went to celebrate the 50th birthday of a friend, the staff at the front door was incredibly rude we will never go back There are so many super choices in the city, why ever out up with that level of service Very disappointing

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pdutch26
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Gin Joint was one of our favorite places to eat and drink while we were in Charleston. We loved sitting at the bar watching the bartenders make their specialty drinks which were amazing. They have a limited menu but everything we ordered was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dayton92
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stop and have a drink or more and relax. The drink options are endless if you want a mixed drink. The most extensive bar I have ever seen. My wife and I enjoyed it. The food menu has limited...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RickJ92615
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

After a day of exploring Charleston we felt we were deserving of some refreshments. We had read about this place and were not disappointed when we got there. It is a small venue, quite trendy. Lovely cocktails and nibbles to be had. We went quite...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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