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 in any city.” – F.M.
– Bourbon Review
Saint Louis, MO (August 5, 2013) – Sanctuaria, winner of the 2013 OPEN TABLE DINER’S CHOICE AWARD and recently named the BEST PLACE TO HANG OUT IN THE GROVE by the GO! Magazine and BEST LATE NIGHT MENU by Alive Magazine Hot List, was named as one of the TOP 55 BEST BOURBON BARS in America. The list, created by The Bourbon Review, was compiled through years of onsite research and the trusted opinions of the best minds in our industry. The list criteria was simple: the bar must showcase Bourbon in the proud manner it deserves, it must educate its patrons about Bourbon and either provide them with a superior selection, or a combination of great selection and a reputation for showcasing Bourbon in their cocktails. Five regions were selected for representation: Bourbon Country, Northeast, the South, Midwest and West. Of the 55 establishments selected, 7 were from the Midwest, 2 were from Missouri and Sanctuaria was the only bar named from Saint Louis.