Our Story

Proof Wine Bar opened in January 2017. The name of the bar was finalised after a successful crowdfunding campaign was run to test 'Proof of concept'. At the time, it was hard to tell which term was lesser-known: 'crowdfunding' or 'wine bar'! 

With 'industrial chic' interiors (an actual description from an article written about the bar), we set about creating a female-friendly space which was sorely lacking in our town. The idea was to create a safe, upmarket environment where groups of ladies (and gents, eventually) could meet and the community responded well to the concept. More than 3 years later, many of the original backers from our crowdfunding campaign are still regulars at the bar.

Due to increased demand and many nights of the week being filled to capacity, the bar was expanded at the beginning of 2019, adding 40% more floor space and a second bar service area which allowed us to better service our guests.

While our drinks menu and wine list changes regularly, our focus and main priority remains on service. Your experience as a guest at Proof is very important to us and our team works tirelessly to make sure every guest has the best possible experience every time they visit the bar. 

We're looking forward to seeing you for a drink.


Wayne and Dan

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Feedback from our guests

Great place for superb wines and cocktails. Staff are brilliant and vibe is unique to Somerset West.


Proof is such a great place! Always feel like home there.


Great vibe, good drinks, friendly staff!