Best New Bar - 2007
As the website says, Santa Ana?s Proof ?marks an evolution in the Artists Village into an increasingly urbane nighttime destination.? Basically, they?re trying to say this ain?t no dive bar, which means you might actually want to put some pants on before you head in. But it?s by no means Costa Mesa-fancy: The drinks are reasonably priced, the d?cor is crisp and clean without feeling too uncomfortably sterile, and the staff is friendly and professional. Best of all, Proof features an eclectic selection of DJs every night of the week, so you?ll have a beat to which to sway once you?ve had a few too many martinis.