Address: 30a Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester, Lancashire, M21 9PH, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 161 862 9333
Website: view Proof’s website
Door: Open door/walk-ins
Style: Lounge bar
Food: Bar Snacks
Established: 2007


“City drinking in the suburbs” aptly sums up the ethos of this cocktail lounge stuck out in the Manchester suburb of Chorlton.

Location, location, location are said to be three most important aspects to look for when looking for the new site for a bar. Back in Sept 07, when local bartender Andy Hick saw this former Indian then Thai restaurant he had a vision to turn the corner site into an upscale cocktail lounge and the fact it was miles from the centre of Manchester amongst the chimney tops of Chorlton did not faze him in the slightest. Two years on he has proven to be right and the locals which have turned regulars much appreciate his commitment.
Proof has a great list with cocktail classics well represented with a good choice of beer and wine. The wine club meet for a tutored tasting the first Monday of each month but this remains a cocktail bar first and foremost and more than 80 percent of the drinks come from the shaker or mixing glass.