Category Archives: Awards and Accolades

Sanctuaria Wins 2017 Experts’ Choice Award

Sanctuaria Wins 2017 Experts’ Choice Award May 9, 2017 Sanctuaria is among the recipients of the 2017 Experts’ Choice Award from TripExpert. The Award recognizes the best restaurants around the world based on reviews by journalists and professional travel writers. Less than 2% of all restaurants worldwide receive the award. With praise from publications such as Gayot, On the Grid and Afar Magazine, Sanctuaria is currently one of the highest rated restaurants in Saint Louis on TripExpert.com. TripExpert’s pioneering rating approach takes into account professional reviews in travel guides, magazines, newspapers and other respected sources. As one of the top restaurants

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FEAST – 19 Places to Ring in 2017 in St. Louis

19 Places to Ring in 2017 in St. Louis Dec 27, 2016 Making decisions on where to spend New Year’s can be tough, but several St. Louis restaurants are here to help make the evening carefree and – most importantly – delicious. Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 in style at one of these local spots.  17 Sanctuaria Katlyn Moncada Dec 27, 2016 The Grove’s Sanctuaria is hosting Cocktails by Candlelight, featuring a five-course farm-to-table menu. Look for sustainable local foods and pasture-raised meats from Foundation Farms in dishes like venison crostini and rabbit stifado stew, all paired with

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America’s 80 Best Bourbon Bars Announced!

If you’ve recently awaken from a 20 year coma, then the popularity of Bourbon amongst bar-goers is something you’d probably be surprised about.  For the rest of us, it’s no secret that bartenders have been shifting their customer’s drinking interest from vodka to Bourbon for a while which is one of the driving catalyst in the recent Bourbon boom. There are several really good Bourbon bars out there these days.  But we feel there are 80 bars in America who take their Bourbon obsession to another level with a combination of their selection, cocktail offerings and general knowledge of brown

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ALL DAY Four Roses Happy Hour Celebration!

ALL DAY Four Roses Happy Hour Friday September 30, 2016

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We Heart STL ALIVE People’s Choice Awards

We are proud to have been nominated by our customers for People’s Choice Awards in FOUR categories! Best Restaurant Best Bar Best Cocktail Menu Best Lounge

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Sanctuaria named as one of the Top 55 Best Bourbon Bars in America

AMERICA’S 55 BEST BOURBON BARS Our 2013 List of the Top 55 Bourbon Bars in America Sanctuaria, St. Louis: Move over Anheuser-Busch, Sanctuaria is turning St. Louis into a Bourbon city. The spirits program is ran by Bourbon nut Matt Seiter, who regularly buys his own barrels from Kentucky distilleries. Although Sanctuaria tries to sell itself as a dive cocktail bar, Larry Rice says it’s no dive bar. “One of the first bars in the country to offer cocktails on tap and barrel aged cocktails,” says Rice who is a respected bartender in Bourbon Country. “This place is a gem

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National Writing Award

Sanctuaria’s Matt Seiter up for national writing award   Matt Seiter, bar manager and chief liquor officer at Sanctuaria in the Grove, is one of 10 finalists in the Best New Book category at the Spirited Awards at the 2013 Tales of the Cocktail. Tales of the Cocktail is a festival held annually in New Orleans. The Spirited Awards, given in 17 categories, provide recognition to bartenders, bars, writers and cocktail experts. Awards will be announced July 20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans. Seiter is nominated for “The Dive Bar of Cocktails Bars,” a look at the recipes for

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Good Spirit News

Sanctuaria: The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars by Matt Seiter (Nectar Media Group) I have to tell you, that I love spiral bound cocktail recipe books. This one goes a step further by having all the pages in a custom ring binder. Kind of like those recipe of the month card sets you used to be able to subscribe to in the 1980′s. Lest you turn your attention elsewhere based on this fact, let me say here that this book is on a par with Jim Meehan’s PDT Cocktail Book and Dale DeGroff’s Craft of the Cocktail. Although it may

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Sanctuaria’s Mint Julep: Gut Check’s Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

By Kaitlin Steinberg Wed., May 1 2013 at 7:00 AM Photo by Jennifer Silverberg Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you’ve made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we’re going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: “Gut Check’s Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion” Each week we take you to one of our favorite St. Louis bars (and, oh, the list is long) for a drink (or two) we — in consultation with the bartender — highly recommend. With

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Big O Classic

Three of In Good Company, LLC’s finest! Kowalski, Duepner and Doyle have been selected as finalists in the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition Saint Louis, MO (April 8, 2013) – In Good Company, LLC, the company that brought you Café Ventana, Sanctuaria, Diablitos Cantina and Hendricks BBQ will be proudly represented by their talented bartenders at the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition on April 14, 2013 at Salt Restaurant at 3pm. Three of the 10 finalists are from In Good Company restaurants. Mandi Kowalski and Joe Duepner will be competing from Sanctuaria, recently named Best Drink Menu in St. Louis by

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