Proof BBQ & Booze

4.7
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89 reviews
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$40 and under
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American
Traditional American-style low’n’slow BBQ restaurant with licensed bar serving craft beers, select wines, cocktails and a large American whiskey selection! As close to a US neighbourhood bar as you’re gonna get!
What 89 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.

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GavinD
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wanted authentic, flavourful BBQ, and and to make sure my belly ached with a satisfied fullness, and that's exactly what I got.

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Carmelody
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The quality of the food was inconsistent. The beef brisket was melt in your mouth one visit and dry and chewy the next! We've been told the ribs were fall-off-the-bone-good, but when we had it, it was dry and grisly, so you really need to bring a floss pick with you! Overall, the food and flavour was great, and staff are very friendly and available. Just a bit disappointed with the meats, and it's a bbq restaurant so we were expecting amazing, juicy, tender meats! It's not a cheap place to visit either.

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Tash
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always amazing food an always such a good atmosphere!

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SandB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING BBQ! Excellent selection of food, great options for a shared platter. Very well priced, be prepared to have to open the top button of your pants. The restaurant is small in size, but big on service and atmosphere. Drove past the restaurant and thought that looks like it's worth a try, so glad we did. Will definitely be going back.

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JodiP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived 20 minutes early for our booking and asked if we could be seated early, but were also happy to wait. We were informed our table had been given to a large group (they moved several tables together) and that our only option was to sit at the bar - sitting side by side looking at a TV. Our booking was not honoured and the lady who informed us didn’t seem at all phased by the inconvenience it caused us. The bar was noisy and we rarely get out - so no we did not want to sit at a bar for a meal. We had to spend 10 minutes in the car ringing around to find another booking, not easy on a Friday night at 7pm. The food might be great, but I wouldn’t know as our booking wasn’t honoured and we couldn’t eat there.

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AndyD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We had a few issues with overall service & quality. One of our guests (a 12 year old) found a piece of glass in their drink which caused a minor cut and there were issues with overcharges for a couple of soda waters, which were to be offered free given the glass issue. When the bill was produced the soda water was still on the bill at $4 a glass for post mix, and one of our party received a dessert for free to compensate for the glass and the soda charge (eventually removed) but unlikely to venture back anytime soon.

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RossP
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a repeat visit and it was just as good as the first.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Burnt ends - Amazing -
Pulled pork burgers - So good
We enjoyed our family night.
Thank you

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StevenM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great feed, ribs were mealt of the bone and the burnt ends are my fave!
Amazing whisky selection too! Ryan is super helpful to recommend ones you should try.
Kids said it was the best chesseburger they have ever had!

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KeelyS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The brisket was AMAZING as was the cornbread! Overwhelmed with choices for whiskey.

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JuliaT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food & drinks were so very yummy! Can't go past the Mac&Cheese & Wings. Thank you to the Bartender and the Wait staff for making the night worth the drive. Thanks Ladies! Keep up the good work. I'll definitely be back!

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JinxA
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

beef brisket, bbq ribs & fish are all delicious. Great beers to match on tap or bottle.

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ElizabethF
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The Mac & Cheese and the cornbread were amazing! Ribs quite good. Don't bother ordering the collard greens--they were not collard greens, but a mixture of other green vegetables!

Chairs too small and low to the ground. A bit noisy, especially given a light crowd.

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MorganT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my dad here for fathers day, it was amazing. The service was fantastic. The food was to die for. Will definately be back. Great value for money. Even the apple pie we got as take away was amazing. All the staff knew exactly what they were doing and so helpful.

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RossP
Brisbane / QLD
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyble. Cold beer, great food, I'll be back on Friday!

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DANIELSAN
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing at Proof. From the food, music, drinks and customer service. Consistently consistent. Best BBQ food in Brisbane! Highly recommend

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LukeM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great night out, ordered a table outside and was seated inside but apart from that the overall experience was great and would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fathers Day before the actual day

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AndyD
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good fast efficient service & great food with good variety

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. My new favourite. Will be back again

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Clair
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall there was a great vibe, awesome selection of bourbons and great menu.

1/2 pound of chick (1 chicken breast) for $11 was a bit pricey. Other than that, everything was quite good.

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Rhia
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was yummy.
Very cold with doors open - turned food cold quick!
2 different musics playing - from kitchen and in restaurant - very annoying.

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JonD
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, love the brisket and it always comes out great. Chips and beans are amazing sides, also ordered half a rack of ribs and it was pretty good.

Great staff as well

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WilliamE
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and a great vibe. Always have an excellent experience here.

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AaronT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Portion sizes were reasonable and the meal was largely enjoyable - the cornbread, pulled pork and jalapeno poppers were stand outs and more than made up for the rather average-tasting slaw and slightly dry brisket.
We finished with the banoffee pie and Cadbury flake cheescake, which were both extremely rich.
Unfortunately, when we received the bill, I noticed that we were charged $5 per jalapeno popper instead of $3, which was what was listed on the menu. I approached our waitress about this, and she indicated that she thought they were $3 as well. As a result, she checked in with the owner / manager (one of the chefs in the kitchen).
When she returned, she told us that the price had recently changed, and that she had only just been made aware of it. She made no attempt to apologise for the pricing error and then asked us how we would like to pay. In response, I asked if she was going to honour the price on the menu, or charge us an arbitrary price that was not actually conveyed to customers. What she said next was quite surprising in the moment and, in retrospect, honestly a little disappointing - she indicated that she was just doing what she was told, and that she could apply a discount if we were REALLY upset about it.
A slight margin of error in price would normally have been forgivable, but the waitress' blase attitude coupled with the $16 price difference (8 jalapeno poppers in total) was enough to change the tone of our evening.
Not wanting to be pushy, I indicated that as a representative of the establishment, she should probably do what the establishment deemed to be fair - her response to this was to reiterate that she just doing what she was told. It was only when one of the other members in our party highlighted the flaw in her argument that she finally (reluctantly) agreed to apply a 'discount'.
Were the jalapeno poppers worth $5 each? Probably. Would we go back anytime soon? For the food, maybe - definitely not for the experience.

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NickyNooh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ribs and corn were amazing. We didn’t rate the taxi fries and wished we’d picked the buffalo wings instead.... next time! We’ll certainly be back.

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Proof is a great casual dining spot - excellent burgers, good beer on tap, and a range of very fresh BBQ meats. The friendly service was an extra bonus. Highly recommended.

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DougF
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Passion, Flavour, Genuine Interest, Quality, and Yum! Thanks for the adventure- we’ll be back.

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BecW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food, we love the smoke style and everything we had was amazing

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Cameron
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were friendly food was good had a good night Overall

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MelR
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

I would say the best BBQ in Brisbane, we have travelled through the states, so always compare to what we have had, service amazing, very friendly and warm, disappointed there was no jalapeno poppers but hubby had a free shot of whisky being the Birthday Boy and cocktails were good. So here was the good and bad of the food; ribs we found there was no enough sauce and the sauce was not the hickory style which we love, rub good, brisket had the fat through, which we would've liked trimmed off, pork belly, I thought this would've cut in square pieces rather than a loin piece, liked the beans, tasty, chicken skin chips were pretty terrible, rubbery and not edible really. Another thing we noticed, there was no sauce on the side for brisket and ribs, which would've been nice. It was nice having BBQ made with a smoker rather than a gas box or combi oven.

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

They always deliver with their great food and fabulous service

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RoslynF
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Very very noisy and tables were very close together!!

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TomU
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Just really great bbq and burboun! The brisket was slightly overcooked to being like pulled beef, but it truly was delicious! Highly recommend.

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gregboyle
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brisket, ribs, pulled pork, wings and beers are great 👍

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BentleyO
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best brisket ive ever had, service was good. prices were pretty reasonable and meals are filling

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CoreyS
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

If you are looking for a great American style slow cooked brisket then this is the spot. Not much of a view and in front of an industrial shop strip but who cares if the slowed cooked smoked meat melts in your mouth.

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was DEVINE! One of the best meals we have EVER had! The staff was so lovely and attentive throughout the whole dining experience. Will definitely dine here again - hopefully soon! We have already raved about Proof BBQ & Booze to our friends and family! Would 100% recommend! Thank you Proof BBQ & Booze for an amazing experience!

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ShaneF
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible as always. Will definitely be going again

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Proof BBQ & Booze offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0478 834 221.

Proof BBQ & Booze is rated 4.7 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.