Proof Rooftop Lounge rests in the heart of the thriving MIDTOWN bar scene. The venue is a 7,000 sq ft space that boasts a beautiful 4,000 sq ft rooftop patio, 2 full service bars, an arcade/ billiards space and a hip upbeat decor. Think NYC / LA rooftop bar when you envision Proof, only designed with a southern flair. Proof offers a bar menu from our award winning neighbor restaurant The Reef, Thursday and Friday during Happy Hour. Thursday - Sunday nights we have some of Houston's best Djs spinning top 40 and dance music. We offer table service those nights as well, hit us up for details.
Proof - The term originated in the 18th century, when payments to British sailors included rations of rum. To ensure that the rum had not been watered down, it was “proved” by dousing gunpowder in it, then tested to see if the gunpowder would ignite. If it did not, then the rum contained too much water and was considered to be “under proof”. Gunpowder would not burn in rum that contained less than approximately 57.15% ABV. Therefore, rum that contained this percentage of alcohol was defined to have “100° (one hundred degrees) proof”.