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The Gin Joint

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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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
182 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2123
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice place to stop for an after dinner drink. It's quiet enough to hear your companions during conversation

Thank PAUL D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Girlfriend and I were just visiting Charleston for a long weekend. We wanted to stop by The Gin Joint before dinner. We both went with the 'bartenders choice' and they were both awesome!! Thoroughly recommend to friends.

Thank JohnnyPocketSquare
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the idea of the Bartender's Choice. They have a list of words, you choose two, and the bartender makes you a drink based on those choices. They don't tell you what the drink is until after you finish though, or in our case,...More

Thank beachlover8307
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being here feels like going back in time. If you are a gin fanatic, don't miss this place. Opt for outdoor seating if the weather is nice. The waitstaff was super knowledgeable and helpful. We ordered a recommended drink off the menu. We also ordered...More

Thank sarahling23
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was really nice, but the food could have more to offer, but the cocktails were really great. One of their wait staff walked out while we were there and it was a struggle, but they handled it best they could. I will try...More

Thank Rusty B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool little place that is definitely worth a stop in chucktown. We had the bartender's choice and picked descriptive words that ended up in our glass. The drinks were great and the service was really good as well. Pricey but worth a...More

Thank EIU1980
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We are visiting from Houston, Texas and it started with them not opening until after 5. As we were standing outside we saw what turned out to be our waitress, we asked her when they would open and her response was “we will open when...More

Thank BigdaddyBOBO
Reviewed 13 October 2017

It opens at 5pm except they didn't open their door until 5:15pm. The drinks are good but pricey. Loved the popcorn appetizer.

Thank Laurie3355
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Had a wonderful cocktail here! I am not usually a Gin drinker-but loved my gin cocktail. High quality! We had originally gone in for a more substantial meal but there wasn't too much on the menu as far as meals-however we did have a lovely...More

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Four of us went to the Gin Joint late on a Friday night, the place was by no means, full. We waited at least 15 minutes for the waiter to greet us, we thought maybe we had to get our drinks at the bar. When...More

1  Thank Julie G
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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
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 - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 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
  • 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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