Proof in Charleston

Proof in Charleston
4.5 / 5
50 reviews

437 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232, Charleston

Overview

Cuisine
  • Bar
  • Pub
Features
  • Seating
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Full Bar
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
  • Bar scene

Restaurant Hours

Monday

4:00 pm

Wednesday

4:00 pm

Friday

4:00 pm

Sunday

4:00 pm

Review

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Amy Cable
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11.20.2018
5/5

Enjoyed happy hour here. Menu had a variety of delicious foods. Nice environment and decor. I’ll definitely go back.

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Joy Campbell
google
11.18.2018
5/5

Live music by an amazing local artist and great drinks. A cool spot to come to on any night!

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Miodrag Torlakovic
google
11.07.2018
5/5

Just got here after they open at 4:45pm. The place was empty. The bartender Jimmy welcomed us and served us happy hour drinks. $7 each. Jimmy was super friendly and knowledgeable. Old fashion was just perfect. They will let you steer it yourself. Dark & Stormy is a must try drink. They also serve food and have specials on it.

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Flora Ingram
google
10.21.2018
4/5

Had an exciting tome at Proof! Jimmy pours delicious and inovative drinks with a side of knowledge! Love learning about spirits. We'll be back!

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Benjamin Garner
google
10.08.2018
5/5

Awesome drinks, I honestly almost rated them lower just to keep the clientele away.

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chad barnette
google
10.01.2018
4/5

Cocktails are made with love ! Overall great little German bar with huge selection of mixed drinks.. definitely recommend checking out

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Gabrielle Salazar
google
09.14.2018
5/5

Great cocktails!

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Brandon Vaughn
google
08.08.2018
4/5

Great list of cocktails. Was hoping for more offerings of whiskey and bourbon (flights etc ) good place to have a couple well made higher end cocktails just not like similar places I had been.

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Chris Vandenberge
google
07.22.2018
5/5

Absolutely amazing selection of cocktails. Highly recommend this place if you want a really good drink

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Abigail Reid
google
07.13.2018
5/5

Great atmosphere and selection!

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L. R.
google
06.26.2018
5/5

Learned a lot(Don't Drink!)

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Giselle Brown
google
06.07.2018
5/5

Elliot and Jimmy were excellent! It was slow when we walked in so we were able to ask questions about the craft behind creating delightful cocktails. They gave us wonderful insight into the intricacies of cocktails. Towards the end of the night (or rather beginning for some) the crowd picked up as the live bar began filling the establishment with tunes. In summation, a cute little nook that draws a crowd and is worth a visit!

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Sarah Walker
google
05.24.2018
5/5

Amazing coctail menu. Knowledgeable and friendly bartender. Great for big groups. Highly recommend if you're looking for new things to try and a staff ready to help you find tht new favorite beverage.

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md2128
google
04.16.2018
5/5

Holy cow. These guys know their cocktails! We ordered some obscure mixes and the two bartenders knew exactly what to do. We were incredibly impressed. BTW - We tried the pickled eggs and they were fabulous.

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Karen Gibbons
google
03.26.2018
5/5

Great environment for people ages 45 and up

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tyler horn
google
01.08.2018
5/5

Great little bar friendly staff and amazing drinks. They take the time to make sure every drink is great quality.

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Gracja Osinska
google
09.15.2017
1/5

I hope this was an off night. One bartender ruined our night here. We were treated poorly and belittled the minute we sat down. It seemed like a cool bar and I wanted to like it so much, but the bartender made me want to HATE this place. My friends were visiting from out of town and I felt very embarrassed taking them there. This is not how Charleston is and not the experience I wanted them leaving with.

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Marcello Lambert
google
09.02.2017
4/5

A bit loud but great food

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Pete S
google
08.16.2017
5/5

Awesome drinks. Weaver crushed it!

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Shelcie Greenawalt
google
08.15.2017
5/5

Very talented behind the bar.

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Rice Fam
google
07.10.2017
5/5

Great drinks and knowledgeable bartenders. Enjoyed cocktails and whiskey (nice selection) Doing a good with safety too.

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Kelly A. Calhoun
google
07.07.2017
5/5

Quaint place across from Halls to drop in for a night cap or simply a good conversation. They were playing solid music when we came in. Their drink menu was intimidating, and I mean this in the best way possible! Pictured alongside menu photos is The Pink Rabbit or a “Bougie milkshake” as I was told lol and it tasted JUST like a Strawberry milkshake!) and The Jungle Bird which I was suggest for those with a more acquired taste for Campari than myself.

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Kristin Motschwiller
google
07.07.2017
5/5

This establishment is amazing! The bartenders really know what they are doing. If you are looking for a cocktail and some amazing jazz music, this is the spot for you. They have a serious variety of whiskey, and the bartenders know all about them. Very worth your while.

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Bethany Cribb
google
06.13.2017
1/5

The employees here are the rudest people ever. If I could leave this review without leaving any stars, I would. Don’t call them to as a simple question because they don’t have two minutes for a customers. I was rudely hung up on after less than a minute. The manager here should really take a step back and get to know the employees that they have representing their company.

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Scott Sumenek
google
04.04.2017
5/5

By far the biggest and most unique selection of drinks to choose from around here. Friendly and super knowledgeable bartenders. Always friendly locals around also.

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Peyre Thomas Lumpkin
google
04.01.2017
5/5

Best cocktails around and great staff

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Cassandra
google
03.16.2017
1/5

Was visiting from out of town. The bartenders were friendly with the locals but extremely rude to us and a few other groups of travelers. This bar gave Charleston a bad rap, luckily others in the area gave better service!

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Abby Duran
google
03.06.2017
5/5

Quit the sophisticated place to grab your favorite beverage before dinner. Lighting and atmosphere was dim yet very welcoming, a great compliment to each other. The bar staff was equally inviting, attentive, and knowledgeable. I’m looking forward to returning!

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Amanda McGraw
google
02.15.2017
5/5

Bartenders are great- attentive, knowledgeable, and they put on a show when they make their masterpieces. Can't miss eith any of the drinks. I recommend trying the penicillin.

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rskinslaxer7
google
02.03.2017
5/5

Very cool place, great people. Every one that works there's is incredibly helpful and attentive. They have a great whiskey selection and the employees can help you choose exactly what you like. They have some really great local bourbons, even right up the road from them, which I highly recommend. Overall great place for a drink

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Terry Venture
google
01.17.2017
5/5

Good drinks. Good atmosphere. Quiet

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dean szablewski
google
10.22.2016
5/5

This is a rule of taste. Pure proof

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TW
google
10.15.2016
5/5

Excellent cocktails with a very impressive menu! The bartender at FIG suggested we stop by Proof for after dinner drinks, great recommendation! The cocktail menu is one of the biggest I've ever seen, it took me several minutes just to decide. The bartenders were laid back and made excellent drinks. We will definitely be back next time we are in Charleston.

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Alex Zafoot
google
09.20.2016
5/5

This place is amazing! The laid back atmosphere is wonderful and inviting. These cocktail magicians definitely know what they are doing! They have an extensive whiskey list and a great cocktail or wine list for the ladies. Lastly the boiled peanuts are to die for! This is a place should be a must at least one time.

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Gabriel Zarzour
google
09.12.2016
5/5

Super cool bar with an inviting vibe in the heart of Charleston that is King Street. Our last spot for the night on my food (drink) tour of Charleston. Mixologist Jimmy was extra friendly and knowledgeable. Despite the 35+ cocktails available, he could also make any combination you can think of; just give him your preferences and he will get creative. I ordered the Bad Hombre after receiving the recommendation from Jimmy and the gentleman next to me. I have always been one to drink wine, but the cocktail was a great combination of flavors.

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Jake De
google
08.23.2016
3/5

Very cool place, but the drinks weren't anything I'd write home about.

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Andrew Thompson
google
08.15.2016
5/5

Best drinks hands down!

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Mihail Petrov
google
08.14.2016
5/5

Relaxed atmosphere, amazing cocktails, the service is true southern hospitality. Go there if you want to have great conversations and amazing drinks.

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Halle Grove
google
08.05.2016
1/5

Unfortunately we were recommended this place and the first 30 seconds of our experience was a disgrace. Very rude interaction. We were willing and paying customers expressing concern as to the measures for temperatures being taken. Server abruptly demanded us to leave the bar without answer or explanation. Will NEVER be back. There are so many great places in Charleston eagerly welcoming their guests. Don’t waste your time on this mistake of a decision!

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Dacy Shute
google
07.27.2016
5/5

Delicious cocktails and great service!!

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Nikita Kapoor
google
07.21.2016
5/5

Super cool cocktail lounge 😊 one of the best cocktails was 'my elephants keeper' it didnt taste like anything I have had before so it blew my mind lol other drinks were good too. I wish they had food too!

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Catalina Mejia
google
06.27.2016
5/5

Unique craft cocktails

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Brian Peters
google
06.20.2016
5/5

Great little find...tucked in amongst other places....proof has phenomenal cocktails and small but very tasty bites. The bartenders know how to TRULY make a good cocktail. Make this a stop on your to do list!

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Lucas Needham
google
06.09.2016
5/5

Frggin awesome. Highly recommended.

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damn skippy
google
06.09.2016
5/5

Great people, great music, great drinks! The bartenders are amazing! I would highly recommend proof

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Barry Marks
google
05.05.2016
5/5

Brian at the table. Jimmy at the bar. Do it. Enjoy it. You will. Great happy hour. Even on Sunday!

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Lisa
google
04.15.2016
4/5

Go for the unique cocktails.

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chris nevin
google
04.07.2016
5/5

Extensive craft cocktail menu. Enjoyed all suggestions by bartenders who didn't want to be considered mixologist but they fit the mold in my opinion.

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Frank Clarkson
google
03.25.2016
5/5

Great spot for bourbon cocktails and people watching.

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Veronica Bardue
google
03.16.2016
5/5

Shhhh- don't tell anyone about how awesome this place is. These guys know their stuff and stick to the true standards of good cocktail making. Nobody balked at any of my particular requests. The only thing I would recommend, and I realize I'm a minority demographic here, would be to try to make the place a little more inviting for solo ladies. I have no trouble hanging with the guys, but every facet of this place has an air of masculinity that I can tell keeps some less brave of us from spending money here. Just a thought.

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