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Gin Joint

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) #123 of 695 Restaurants in Charleston $$ - $$$ American,
182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
+1 843-577-7565
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Such a great spot! We went later in the evening, around 11PM, as it's small and the place is usually full. But it's opened till 2AM and we loved shutting it down with delicious cocktails and great company. Do bartenders choice, you choose two adjectives...More

Thank loloa312Austin
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Sign of location is on the street, but the bar is tucked away in alley. Once you figure out where you're going it's a cool place. A little dark but the bar seating is great!

Thank Matt H
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Definitely stop by the Gin Joint. It is a fun place with all sorts of wonderful mixed drinks. The staff are a lot of fun. It is very small so be prepared to wait. We sat at the bar which was a lot of fun...More

Thank allyson360
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Love gin, read the reviews and some of the issues, but we gave it a go. We were disappointed; the atmosphere is great and very promising - dark, great decor of liquor bottles, bitters bottles, etc. Very clean, funky, cool, hip. Unfortunately, they don't capitalize...More

1  Thank InTheBunk
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

I would definitely go back for another round when I come back to Charleston. This place does not disappoint when it comes to there knowledge of craft drinks.

Thank slkp1717
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Service was great--hostess and host asked what kind of drinks we liked and then they recommended some truly unusual and really tasty drinks. I love gin and I love small, share-able plates of appetizers. This place really hit the mark. I would come back here...More

1  Thank A M
Reviewed June 13, 2017

This spot was recommended by a friend and to this day is my husband and my favorite bar. We travel a lot and often tell people to stop here if they are headed to Charleston. My favorite part of the menu is the option to...More

Thank Bobbi K
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We went in for a drink and the hostess was so unfriendly and rude that we walked right back out. Not a good impression at all for a business. Would recommend friendlier front person.

Reviewed May 17, 2017

Stopped by this late night find and was pleasantly surprised. Drinks were really good, very creative and different, we sat outdoors and shared some appetizers as well. It's a must try for creative cocktails.

1  Thank Frank M
Reviewed May 17, 2017

for cocktails before dinner, bartender ( 'mixologist" still knows how to make a classoc Negroni and Hendricks Gin Martini, the "speciality ' drinks list is impressive but perhaps somewhat daunting to a couple of "old fogies", also quite dark, but seems to be catering to...More

Thank doholman
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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
Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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 - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 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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