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Gleneagles Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

never actually eaten here but its a great vibe to meet for drinks and just have a good time with mates. Loads of bars to hop to from here.

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Thank CWA1986
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Great place to go and get a little (ok, a lot) tipsy. They have a happy hour special where you get two (already very well priced) drinks for the price of one. Needless to say, things get pretty hairy pretty quickly. Aside from that, not much else happens at Gin.

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Thank Thato B
Johannesburg
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

I Love Gin, but it gets busy and isn't for everyone. The drinks are well priced. Instead of going to the bar, we get one of the waiters to bring the drinks to us, you just have to find them and they will bring it to you. They also take any card which is quite convenient. This isn't a fancy... More 

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Thank zaamissbowtie
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

A very casual and fun atmosphere. Nice for a chilled drink in the afternoon, but can turn into a big party at night.

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Thank Ally S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Gin has been around for ages and forms quite an integral part of the Linden nightlife. It's a great place for a party, although the only problem I have with the venue is that of a space issue. Like most of the clubs on "the strip" in this vibrant and busy area, Gin is very small and offers very limited... More 

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Thank Lionel C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

I went to Gin with some friends for a bachelorette mid December 2012. It was busy that night but not as busy as other nights due to the festive season but the service was appalling! I waited for more than half an hour at the bar while most of that time there was only one barman. It was also extremely... More 

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1 Thank Daniela M
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

Rickity venue with nice grungy charm, but completely ignore smoking regulations. I can not recommend it.

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2 Thank Pieter P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

I didnt eat there so I cant comment on the food, but drinks were reasonable I like the whole Greenside strip cause there is something for everyone. Gin is a cool bar with good music and a good atmosphere. I guess it can be overcrowded sometimes. but if it is not it is a fun bar with good music. The... More 

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Thank larryKrug
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Good music, and greenside is always a good time, but it's so busy.

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Thank alynaw_14
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

If your idea of fun is being sardined into a standing-room-only box full of smoke and puddles of spilled stale beer with 100 other people, then Gin is for you. Part of a trendy nightlife strip in Johannesburg, there are much better choices only yards away. Give this a miss unless you feel like being grinded on/groped by strangers and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gleneagles Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

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