The Gin Joint

Image: The Gin Joint
SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY: 5 P.M. - 12 A.M. | THURSDAY - FRIDAY: 5 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY: 3 P.M. - 2 A.M.
843.577.6111 | WEBSITE

The first bar in Charleston to declare itself a modern “cocktail bar” in late 2010, the Gin Joint has always delivered consistent technique, seasonal cocktail lists, and reliably current ingredients. The owners—also partners in Bittermilk, a line of forward-thinking cocktail mixers—have collected a selection of glassware, a deep library of spirits, countless house-made ingredients and, of course, dispense the best ice in the city. While most agree the room leaves a little to be desired, the drinks are so satisfying that the too-bright lighting and hard surfaces are quickly overlooked.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • lots of whiskey
  • lots of rum
  • lots of tequila
  • bar food
  • outdoors/patio
What to drink
Anything from the menu of proprietary drinks; the Parlor Trick (gin, celery, Chareau, lime, Suze, tonic, Imbue Bitter, CO2)
French Quarter
Don’t skip the snacks; the kitchen puts out craveable bar fare that makes the drinking experience that much richer. Order the soft pretzels and the beloved beef jerky so good they serve it at Edmund’s Oast, another restaurant in town.