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The Gin Joint

€€ - €€€American,
182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
+1 843-577-7565
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Opens in 16 min
American, Bar
€€ - €€€
182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ancient Earthling was a great brown stirred cocktail gem! They even have Fernet lollipops. Then being able to do bartenders choice by putting together 2 words awesome Smoky and unusual was a great mezcal drink. This place knows how to party.

Thank KDR10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered from the cocktail roulette by picking flavours and was pleasantly surprised. However - when getting a classic gin and tonic, I got a nasty surprise as instead of normal tonic, they make their own tonic syrup with is cloudy and bitter and spicy in...More

Thank Emad N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for first time . To ck it out. Very good cocktails . Didnt stay for food . But maybe next trip

Thank pitmasterphilw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding selection of alcohol with a great array of craft cocktails. A bartender’s dream come true.

Thank corlove0106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second girls trip to Charleston and I had found this bar the first one. We frequented there every night the first time and it was so great, we had to go back this time. Highly recommend the bartenders choice. You pick two...More

Thank Erin O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I love our Gin Tonics and decided to stop in after an afternoon of walking around Charleston. We didn't try any food because we planned to have supper with some friends after leaving The Gin Joint, but the little alley way leading...More

Thank angelaohedgepeth
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We were really excited about going to the Gin Joint thinking it would be a knowledgeable place to get some really good gin. They have a whole list of gins which made us excited, but our server and the bartenders knew nothing about any of...More

Thank peetzaguy
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This place has an amazing atmosphere. We did the bartender special which was pick two items from a list and the bartender will make you a drink. We would of stayed a lot longer if the bartender had a personality. Tried to hold conversation but...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Although we only ordered 1 cocktail each, this stop was one of the highlights of our trip. The bartender was so much fun to watch and didn’t seem to mind all of our questions. Never experienced anything like it and will definitely return!

Thank Lake-Gaston
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Cocktails were ok... not great and overpriced. The guy bartender was NOT friendly at all; he needs a drink to loosen up before his shift... seriously, we sat at the bar and he didn’t smile, he didn’t talk to us and when we asked for...More

Thank jfalcon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
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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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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