An Iconic Louisville, Kentucky Dining and Drinking Institution

A Love Letter to the Ohio River Valley

Since its opening in 2006, Proof on Main has become a favorite among locals for its farm to table freshness and robust collection of Kentucky’s best bourbons. Mirroring the vibrant and eclectic interior, Proof’s menus showcase a unique and well-traveled approach to southern and Appalachian inspired cuisine.

A commitment to regional producers and ingredients evokes a vivid sense of time and place, and a commitment to using the best ingredients results in dishes and drinks that are as eye opening as the art on the walls. At Proof on Main simple pleasures, serious bourbon, and creative food go hand in hand.


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Mon-Fri 11am-2pm


Sun-Wed 5-9pm

Thurs-Sat 5-10pm



Sat & Sun 8am-2pm



Mon-Fri 7am-10am


Sun-Wed 11am-10pm

Thurs-Sat 11am-11pm

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Private Dining

Whether you’re hosting a romantic rehearsal dinner or an important business luncheon, Proof On Main offers a Private Dining Room for groups of up to 24 guests. Enjoy custom menus rich with local flavor created by the Proof Chef Team.

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Art in Proof

Our friends at 21c Museum Hotel certainly keep things interesting. Rotating exhibitions of contemporary art and site-specific installations carry over from the adjoining hotel and into our space.

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