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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Cocktail Bar

Re: “The Gin Joint

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

Re: “The Speakeasy at Light

A great little known spot for superb drinks and good conversation.

Posted by cgarr01 on March 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Re: “The Speakeasy at Light

was hoping this hidden gem would not reveal its location

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Posted by Boomer@TBA on February 3, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Re: “The Gin Joint

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

Re: “The Gin Joint

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

Re: “The Gin Joint

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

Re: “The Gin Joint

do not miss this joint

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

Re: “The Gin 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.

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

Re: “The Gin Joint

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

Re: “Club Habana

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!

Posted by suzie_71 on March 11, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Thoroughbred Club

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!

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Posted by AlphonsePhive on February 23, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Club Habana

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.

Posted by twa318 on January 26, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Club Habana

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;^)

Posted by misillusiones on January 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Club Habana

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.

Posted by yournamehere on September 21, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Squeeze

Squeeze is the best bar, 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

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Posted by Madiganma on August 1, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Squeeze

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!

Posted by yournamehere on July 31, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Club Habana

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!

Posted by arh2824 on February 14, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Rooftop Bar at Vendue

The Rooftop was approved by the city to stay open until 12:00 a.m. now.

Posted by rustywave18 on December 30, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Rooftop Bar at Vendue

Thanks for straightening this issue out.

Posted by Snake on October 1, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Rooftop Bar at Vendue

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.

Posted by Cab Man on September 26, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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