Due to revitalization and a huge influx of millennials, Charlotte’s South End is no longer your father’s neighborhood. The younger, trendy crowd are looking for a good mix of bars, clubs and restaurants, only a short ride on the light rail or a quick hop on the scooter from the throbbing heartbeat of the city. The Gin Mill is one of these places that have transformed to reflect the gentrification and new generation. Established in 1927, this restaurant, has been rebuilt next door, now three times larger with an amazing menu of scratch-made food, but retaining the old character of the original beloved hangout.
Walking into Gin Mill, you’ll see a mix of high top tables, booths, and bar stools surrounding simple and spacious all wood designs. The layout was well planned out. They have placed the bar, dance floor and restroom in a way that flows very well. It has a lot of energy.
There’s a brand new rooftop which provides a nice, close view of the downtown skyline.
There’s an outdoor patio where local artists hold socially distanced open-air concerts. Cover music from the 70’s to today flows freely out onto the streets attracting a big crowd, full of youth and energy.
Besides sports, music is big at the Gin Mill. On Wednesday’s there is Bingo with Music Bingo growing in popularity.
If you’re looking for food and drink deals, there’s something special almost every night. Tuesday is half priced wings. Wed offers $4 draft beer, and there’s a killer Jameson special. There’s tons of TVs, shuffleboard and darts and other games to keep you occupied.
The place gets packed, but Holly and Stephen are amazing, and are never too busy to take care of your needs.