Joel Clark, of Sanctuaria, in GQ Magazine – Congratulations!



Joel Clark, of Sanctuaria, in GQ Magazine – Congratulations!


Saint Louis, MO (December 9, 2011) – Sanctuaria, voted as one of Saint Louis’ TOP 10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS and recently nominated for the WORLD’S BEST COCKTAIL MENU, would like to congratulate “Spirits Guide” Joel Clark, on being one of 46 finalists in the United States to compete in the “Most Inspired Bartender” contest, held at the Fifth Annual USBG Bartender Summit presented by Bombay Sapphire Gin, GQ Magazine and Ted Baker. “Bollywood Nights”, one of Clark’s original creations, won the St. Louis Regional contest and advanced him to the Nationals in Sin City.

As featured in the December issue of GQ Magazine, when asked “What do you think gives you your own personalized style?” Clark replied “Because I’ve always been an avid reader, a musician and studied art in undergrad.  I’ve been told my drink prep is very rhythmic.  I also like to keep things light behind the bar, because life is too short and my shift is too long not to.”


For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at or by phone at (314) 535-9700.

About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria, owned by Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda, offer exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh, handcrafted cocktails that are made-to-order. Recently dubbed as the “sanctuary in the city”, the space is warm and inviting with an alluring appeal.  The tapas and cocktail menus incorporate the freshest, most locally produced ingredients possible with new and innovative ideas.


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