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Gin Joint

) #125 of 681 Restaurants in Charleston $$ - $$$ Bar
182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
+1 843-577-7565
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork buns” (5 reviews)
“soft pretzels” (10 reviews)
“mint julep” (7 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
Neighbourhood: French Quarter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw great reviews and stopped in late afternoon for a drink. We were promptly seated and given a drink menu but the bar was so dark we had to use our phone to see the menu. The service was very slow even though the...More

Thank lisafried2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, they opened 20 minutes late. I called to confirm that they opened at 5pm and they said they would open when they had things ready. Wtf? Then when we sat at the bar the bartender ignored us. We had to force him...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a big cocktail drinker, although my daughter said hers were very good. The Bar food was good. Overall, it seemed like a good bar scene for young people but I thought it was much too dark and too hard to hear for...More

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bar doesnot open until 5 pm and the drinks are pricey. It is unique in what they serve but for $11.00 a drink not so cool. They do offer a small amount of snacks .

Thank Judi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Gin Joint when we were in Charleston in June 2015--great drinks, and friendly, knowledgeable bartenders. We were excited to show our friend the great place we'd found on our last trip when we returned on Tuesday, April 18. Unfortunately, the bar tender...More

1  Thank Brenda K
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went here when we were doing a pub crawl and didn't know what to expect. The place consists of a small outside area and an inside bar that consists of a few tables and a bar. The walls of the place hold bottles of...More

Thank Anthony P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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