Proof Wine bar in Somerset West
With a lack of upmarket drinks venues in town, we’ve decided to make a difference by opening a modern wine bar in Somerset West. A comfortable, intimate environment where your night out is guaranteed to include a good crowd, quality drinks and snacks and great service. We’re looking forward to seeing you at Proof.
About This Project
Proof. The crowdfunded wine bar in Somerset West.
Here are the facts: We live in the winelands but we don’t have a decent wine bar in town. Whether you’re planning a girls night out, a few drinks with your partner or friends or just a decent place to unwind after a hard day at work, your options are very limited.
We need a good wine bar in town and this is your chance to help make it happen.
Who are we?
Dan and I are regular guys who live in Somerset West. We both run independently successful businesses and share a passion for owning a wine bar (and drinking wine).
Dan grew up in London and while I grew up in Somerset West, I lived in London and Madrid before settling in Somerset West to raise a family.
The idea for this bar was born a few years ago but it wasn’t until we recently found the ideal venue that we decided to take it out of the idea stage and turn it into a reality.
Why are we crowdfunding the bar?
Too many businesses come and go as a result of poor market research. While we believe that Proof will exceed our customers’ expectations in every way, we’d prefer to open our doors knowing that there are others who are willing to help make this idea succeed.
A business is only as strong as its customer base. For us, this approach is about confirming our belief that we’ll have the public’s support when we open for business.
Our Dream Goal is to raise R325,000.00 which will allow us to open the bar with all the bells and whistles we need to create the customer experience we want to offer.
Our Tipping Point is R200,000.00 which will allow us to fund the difference ourselves knowing that we have substantial public support and buy in from the community. If the Tipping point is reached, we’ll cover the shortfall between the amount pledged an the Dream Goal. If the Tipping Point is not reached, every backer gets refunded. There’s really NO RISK for you, the backer, at all.
We’ve created rewards that offer real value to every backer. Everyone who contributes will not only receive excellent value for money but will also be able to say that they were a part of the creation of Proof bar.
What will the money be spent on?
We’ve designed the bar with the customer in mind. Every piece of furniture will be luxurious as well as beautiful and every cent will be spent on items which are both aesthetically pleasing and practical.
The design mockups seen here are just that, design mockups. While they accurately show the layout of the bar and give you a very good idea of space and overall look and feel, the final product will include comfortable chairs (with plush seats and armrests) and upgraded versions of these barstools which will be fitted with soft leather seats.
We have an amazing lighting installation planned which will replace the ceiling lights shown in the mockups. The proposed lighting setup will ensure a warm, comfortable atmosphere whether you’re visiting during the day or at night.
For the months leading up to the official launch, we’re funding the operational costs and legal fees out of our own pockets and we’ve made a concerted effort to ensure that all funds raised through this campaign are spent on tangible things which will be used to serve our customers and provide the experience they’re looking for.
Dan and I are regular guys who live in Somerset West. We both run independently successful businesses and share a passion for owning a wine bar.
We share a passion for the revival of the CBD and we’re excited about doing something tangible that will really make a difference, offer real value and bring people back to the centre of town.