Sometimes it's the most unassuming entrances that conceal the best bars around; hidden treasures that once discovered you can’t decide whether to tell the world about or keep it a secret for it is with Proof cocktail bar in Chorlton. It bills itself as ‘city centre drinking in the suburbs’ and it’s not far off, with locals and young professionals enjoying a great range of Classic and signature cocktails (such as the Starbucked Martini - an adult mocha shaken with espresso, rum and hazelnut liqueur). Don't forget about their amazing seasonal menus for both food and cocktails.

That said, the ambience is far more relaxed than most city-centre cocktail joints, table service is offered each evening and staff knowledge is superb - plus the quality in no way suffers for being out of town. There's even a large, attractive terrace out front for al fresco drinks and nibbles. Proof have won awards for both their cocktails and wine selections (they have a wine club that you can drop into on the first Monday of the month) and their imported beers are seriously impressive. The food is delicious; stomach-lining light-bites with many ingredients sourced from local Chorlton delis - all in all Proof is a great little place, and perfect for parties as they offer cocktail masterclasses for groups of six or more! Easily one of the best bars in Chorlton - book your table now using the form above to try it for yourself!

What's on

Proof Wine Club
Monthly tasting sessions held every first Monday throughout the year. Enjoy a casual evening sampling 6 superb wines, hand-picked for your delectation…

Every 2nd Monday of the month

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  • Just Party, Private Hire
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No door charge at Proof
  • Casual


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 14:00 23:00
Tuesday 14:00 23:00
Wednesday 14:00 23:00
Thursday 14:00 23:00
Friday 14:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 12:00 23:00



Proof, 30A Manchester Road,, Chorlton, M21 9PH




  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Bar Snacks and British food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Baked nachos, pittas & dips, bar snacks to share - perfect to line your stomach with before embarking on the epic cocktail list. Event catering and pre-booked party menus available.

Customer Reviews (5)

Our Review

Lips That Touch Liquor at Proof Chorlton Review: Whisky

Lips That Touch Liquor at Proof Chorlton Review: Whisky

Here at DesignMyNight Manchester, we know that whisky isn't for the faint-hearted and can be a bit of a Marmite spirit. So that's why they sent me, a hardened whisky fan whose dram-loving roots lay in tastings at Grant's True Tales in Manchester's Town Hall and Glasgow's Auchentoshan Distillery no less…