A great little known spot for superb drinks and good conversation.
was hoping this hidden gem would not reveal its location
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.
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!
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!
do not miss this joint
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.
Nostalgic atmosphere, stout drinks, & great service....I'd certainly give them 5 stars!
I frequent Charleston, SC to meet clients and always end our evenings with an after dinner cocktail at Club Habana. It has served me well for business as my clients love the place and seem to relax in the laid back, cool atmosphere. The drinks are made fresh and they make their own simple syrup, which I have been told is the key to every good mojito. Club Habana makes the best mojitos in the Southeast!
The Thoroughbred Club is the finest lounge that Charleston has to offer.
The staff is welcoming and professional as well as very personal and friendly.
Mouzon is a master bartender and his knowledge of what he serves is impressive.
Top marks to everyone at The Thoroughbred Club!
Club Habana is a very unique spot in Charleston. It has a very intimate atmosphere that is unlike any other bar downtown (except maybe upper deck). One feels if they are in a living room, with comfortable couches and chairs spread throughout the 2nd floor. The bartenders are fantastic, the remember your drink orders and are very friendly.
HOWEVER if you are a non-smoker you might not enjoy Club Habana. The cigarette and cigar smoke is very thick, to the point where ones eyes are so irritated by the smoke they may start watering upon entering. You clothes WILL stink like smoke after visiting. This bar is a real throwback to three years ago when every bar downtown was filled with smoke and it really makes one appreciate the fact Charleston's bars are smoke free.
I went there with my boyfriend. I thought the place was great. They have a pretty good selection of cigars and the atmosphere of the bar was relaxing. It had like a Jazzing feeling. The bartender was very nice and she remember us even though the place was full. I really enjoyed their selection of wines and martini's. Their appetizers were really good. I was at Charleston for 4 days and went to there 3 times couldn't stay away;^)
Pretty cool place, visited with the b-friend on a Saturday night after dinner at Fleet Landing. More folks arrived the later it got, but we had a couch/room to ourselves for quite a while. Friendly staff, but kind of pricey (6 liquor drinks & tip ~ $50). But still a swanky, cool kind of place.
Squeeze is the best bar downtown...fun, unpretentious, and you can meet the famous Captain. The bartenders are amazing...the music is great...and the bathrooms are the best in the city. We love it!
~ Brian and Melissa
Can't say so much for the sideways crab crawl you have to do to make it through the bar (hence the cutesy bar name), or the cheesy color-changing lights behind the bar (oooh...ahhh!), but I will say that the bathrooms are absolutely, amazingly,5-star hotel quality, which you never see in any bar downtown! "Squeeze" in there to the bathrooms at the back & see for yourself!
There is NO better place in Charleston to kick back and relax. Awesome wines, great scotch and bourbon selection, and my girlfriends love their martinis. Justin (Manager? Owner?) goes above and beyond to make your experience the best possible. Plus, he's pretty cute for a skinny guy!
The Rooftop was approved by the city to stay open until 12:00 a.m. now.
Thanks for straightening this issue out.
From the guy who runs the show here at the Roof. We were zoned as a Limited Business-which means our hours can only be 7am-11pm. When there was previous mgt they decided to throw that out of the window. The great city of Chas and its leaders kindly informed new mgt of the zoning issue. Thus we have complied. We just need to be where you begin your nights on the town vs the place you end your nights.
That's wrong. Rooftop was open until at least 1:30, at least during the weekends, throughout the summer I know for a fact.
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