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Gin Joint

) #130 of 687 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 17 May 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.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 17 May 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
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I stopped in for a drink or two before going to dinner and was very impressed. A good friend recommended The Gin Joint and I'm glad I visited. It was good enough to bring a customer here for a drink the next evening before our...More

Thank jpm-indy
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The Gin Joint is down a small alley off East Bay Street in Charleston. A dark (you'll need your flashlight app) small intimate bar with inventive cocktails and of course many gins. The popcorn is yummy as is the trout dip.

Thank Summerhill17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-7565
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