The Gin Joint 

Dining Description:  Classic cocktails, three types of ice, and a menu of compelling bar snacks and small plates (truffle-poached egg, pig in a pot).

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 4 Users

Hours:  Dinner & Sun. Brunch. Opens at 5 p.m.

Price:  $$$$, $$$$

Features:  Best Of, Staff Pick, Menu, Image

Dining Features:  Sunday Brunch, Dinner, Late Night

Neighborhood:  Downtown

Reviews / Comments (8)

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I have to completely disagree with all of this. The cocktails may not lack ingenuity, but they do lack flavor. And with absolutely no cultivated "mood" whatsoever, it just looks like a scattered application of ideas and themes that never came to fruition. Not to mention you can sit at the bar for at least 30 minutes and still have no completed drink in sight. One would imagine that with such time and/or care going into a beverage that it would stun and delight your taste buds,however, none of the four we tried manage to do that. If you want a true pre-prohibition atmosphere and carefully crafted drinks that taste divine, skip the Gin Joint and go to Speakeasy. Their bartenders are much more inviting, the mood is fantastic, and the drinks are on the money.

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Posted by cellardoor on December 4, 2010 at 12:57 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

do not miss this joint

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Posted by Joey Mama on October 6, 2010 at 12:39 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Nostalgic atmosphere, stout drinks, & great service....I'd certainly give them 5 stars!

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Posted by treycameron on October 2, 2010 at 11:39 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Great little place and an extensive drink list. We sat in the front toward the door so it was hard to hear what kind of music they were playing, if any. That would be my only suggestion for them--get a better sound system and/or bring in some live fun music. Even better if you could open the doors to the patio out front. We'll be coming back for sure!

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Posted by kmj1969 on October 8, 2010 at 9:10 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Drinks are absolutely fantastic and the staff is very friendly and knowleadgable. The drinks are more expensive than your average establishment, but they are worth it.
Perfect place to have a few pre-drinks or grab some late night snacks. The chocolate pie with pop rocks (yes, pop rocks) is heaven on a plate.

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Posted by Q on October 5, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Gin Joint is a rip off, the drinks cost way too much! Other places you can get a good drink that is not so expensive. ..What a joke! People here have $$$$ to burn in bad economy now 2012!

Posted by riptide on July 14, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Gin Joint is by far the best new bar in Charleston. If you go, make sure you try the New Orleans gin fizz, Rattlesnake or the Southside. It is deff a plus to sit a the bar so if there is an empty seat jump on it!

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Posted by ace on October 13, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Just had drinks, no food. Slow service, pricey drinks which were terrible, and the staff was nowhere to be found. I'm not impressed that you 'make your own ice'.

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Posted by bm on July 7, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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