We all care about drinks and good times… a lot! Everyone working at Proof is fully immersed in cocktail culture. We live and breathe this stuff and if you love it as much as we do, we will geek-out with you. If you could care less about the stuffiness and just want to have a perfectly crafted drink in a fun room, we are here for that too. The best way to learn about what we are about is to come down and visit!
Our GM and resident true Scotsman. Callum is our whisk(e)y specialist and a Master of Scotch. (‘Masters of Scotch’ is not an official designation, but he drinks a lot of it.) An avid landscape photographer and hiker, Callum can often be spotted in the mountains, chasing wildlife.
Callum JohnstonGeneral Manager
As our Bar Manager and creative director Reece is responsible for directing our bar team and ensuring that all liquids served, are delicious. A connoisseur of fine spirits, Reece loves travelling the world. Handing you a drink isn’t the only way that Reece fills your cup, much like the kookaburra of this native Australia, Reece has a commanding and infectious laugh which always spreads happiness to all within earshot.
Reece SouthernBar Manager
AJ loves to cook for people and if you have ever had a seat at the kitchen bar, you know from experience that he his Proof’s guru of ‘positive vibes’. When he isn’t complimenting you on your hair/clothes/lifestyle choices, AJ loves hitting the gym. Have you seen this dude? Bro is jacked.
Arpit (AJ) JoshiChef
Amber mixes drinks and plans your mixers. As Proof’s AGM she handles all private functions and events. She ensures that when you book your event with Proof, you have the best time you can possibly have. And Amber knows good times. If she isn’t behind the bar she is preparing for her next shift by supporting Calgary’s local food and drink scene, with authority.
Amber MacMullinAssistant General Manager
Jordan is one of our young guns. He is talented, driven, and passionate. As he is also 9 feet tall, Jordan is the perfect bartender to retrieve spirits from the shelves of our massive backbar. Watch for Jordan to make his mark on the scene here in Calgary and beyond.
Easy-B is our longest tenured team member. This lover of dope music and good times is one of our favourite people. I just realized I forgot a comma in that last sentence. Anyway, say hi to Antonio next time you are in
Antonio Ezequiel Benitez-AriasCook
Brad came to us from Saskatchewan three years ago and has been behind the bar ever since. Brad moved out west to be closer to mountains, and he made his dream come true, not only is he near the Rockies, he also has a mountain of staff meal debt. Dream big, kids.
Jaime is our resident yogi and spiritual soul sister. She keeps the energy of the space properly centered and focused. When she isn’t aligning chakras, she is increasing blood alcohol levels. Life is all about balance, right?
Jaden is the key to a great night at Proof. The barback is the oil in our engine and Jaden is full on, high tech, synthetic 5W-30. Not many people know this, but Jaden is Spider-Man. It’s true.
Tessa is the next generation of cocktail lover. The 2.0 version of Proof server has received various upgrades to ensure that all drinks are relevant to the younger crowd. She is also very helpful when we have questions about what the latest TikTok trend is.
AJ is a true renaissance man. Artist, entrepreneur, bartender, maker of clear ice, and soon to be, blender of whiskies. AJ does what he wants, when he wants. Which makes him a pain in the ass to schedule. But if you are lucky enough to see him here, ask him what he is up to. Probably something awesome.
Adrien (AJ) RouqeBartender
Larissa is a familiar face here at Proof. Not one to shy away from adventure, when she isn’t recommending libations at Proof, Larissa can often be found in the mountains hiking, portaging and barreling down rivers in her kayak.
A born and raised Calgarian, Bree knows everyone in this burg. Endlessly smiling and eternally hopeful, Bree is the server you want after a long day at the rock pit. She is one of Proof’s newest team members but she has quickly endeared herself to staff and guests alike.
As one of Canada’s best and most decorated cocktail bars we endeavour to give everyone who enters the space a world class experience.
As one of Canada’s best and most decorated cocktail bars we endeavour to give everyone who enters the space a world class experience