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MONDAY - SUNDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M.
843.793.1422 | WEBSITE

Proof finds itself in the heart of a mostly college bar scene, but adult drinkers seek out Craig Nelson’s grown-up watering hole for the great tunes, straightforward cocktails and simple, accessible bar snacks. The staff does the classics well, and their house creations are always spot-on, with robust flavors and local ingredients. The heavily candle-lit, wood paneled room is a great glowing perch from which to watch the King Street crowd float by. The ever-changing chalkboard—which highlights cocktail specials, happy hour features, or special flights—is always a reliable way to start the night.

Known For
  • bar food
  • singles scene
  • craft cocktails
  • lots of whiskey
What to drink
Absinthe. Nelson is an unabashed fan, and has curated one of the best selections in the city.
Proof has a consistent list of special events, so stay tuned to the Facebook page. Book club and a bourbon? Yes, please.