About

Proof Bar

Eat and drink with art
Whether you stop in for cocktails or a casual bite, the bar at Proof is one of Louisville’s best places to people watch. With a carefully selected spirits collection – that reflects a dedication to quality, diversity and originality – our bartenders are always ready to shake it up.

Celebrating Kentucky’s native spirit
Our spirit collection emphasizes small batch, artisanal craftsmanship from around the world. Given our proximity to Bourbon Country, it is naturally highlighted by an impressive selection of 75+ of Kentucky’s finest Bourbons, some bottled exclusively for Proof on Main including special barrels of Woodford Reserve and Van Winkle. Our signature cocktail list includes original recipes inspired by the season (and sometimes Current Exhibitions), making Proof an essential stop along Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail. Fresh juices, inventive infusions and housemade tonic are highlights of their signature offerings.

Beyond Bourbon
Wino forever? Our award-winning wine list is both accessible and eclectic. With a 100-bottle list that includes small boutique producers as well as more widely recognized brands, our international collection includes wines hailing from Italy, Spain, France, Australia, Germany, Austria and the United States, representing both “Old World” and “New World” styles of winemaking. An extensive and frequently changing selection of wines by the quartino are chosen to pair with our menu offerings.

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Accolades include:

Food & Wine magazine: “America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences”
GQ magazine: One of three American “New Whiskey Temples”
Santé magazine: “Grand Award Spirits Hospitality Restaurant of the Year”
Wine Spectator magazine: “Award of Excellence”
› Louisville’s Courier Journal: “Outstanding” Four-star review