Best Cocktail Bar: Proof

photo by  Brendan Stephens


Classic cocktail culture dedicated to old-fashioned service. Proof has won this award before, so we can’t say we are surprised to see them take the cake, or cocktail, yet again. This bar is possibly the most comfortable, most comprehensive, and most devastatingly attractive place to have a cocktail this side of Havana. Each time you visit this trendy spot, you are guaranteed to learn something new, whether that means how to make a complicated cocktail or discovering a new brand of your favourite spirit.

Flip through their ‘library of libations’ to narrow down your decision making first by spirit and then by ingredients. Proof proves their knowledge and cocktail expertise through educated staff, endless information, and detailed cocktails descriptions. Their passion is helping you discover new history, geography and tidbits about the liquor you love. If you like whiskey, we recommend Confessions of a Pocketknife – Old Grandad Bourbon, Tool Shed Flat Cap Stout, Drambuie & angostura bitters. Or perhaps gin is your thing. Give the Hendrick’s Club a try with Miro Dry Vermouth, Licor 43, honey, lemon, cinnamon, angostura bitters, and Ms. Better’s cyprus bowl bitters. Now this bar isn’t limited to just cocktails, they serve a variety of bar snacks, plates, beers and wine. The sky is the limit at Proof, so if there is something you want that you can’t see, simply just ask!


1302 1 St SW, Calgary, AB

Tel. (403) 246-2414