Proof Bar and Lounge at 2611 Kavanaugh Blvd., which got its health inspection late last week and has been in the “soft opening” stage since, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with special drinks from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

Owner Gene Lee, formerly the bartender at The Pantry, said Proof won’t have food for a bit, but when the kitchen is staffed, the bar will offer such items as wings, pork sandwiches, cheese and meat boards, salad and a few other snacks.


Lee remodeled the former “Next” bar for a leaner, lighter look and will open a patio at some point. Hours are 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. See the draft beer lineup on Proof’s Facebook page; spirits from Rocktown Distillery join the other liquor labels.