Sanctuaria’s finest will “Raise the Bar” this Sunday

Saint Louis, MO (October 19, 2012) – Joel Clark, Spirits Guide at Sanctuaria, recently named the BEST PLACE FOR COCKTAILS by the Riverfront Times and winner of the 2012 OPEN TABLE DINERS CHOICE AWARD, and Jorge Vasquez, another familiar face from behind the bar, are sharpening their cocktail crafting skills for the Raise the Bar – Bartending Competition this Sunday.  They will to compete as a team to showcase three (3) original cocktail creations that represent what Sanctuaria does best.

Head Rock Multimedia and the St. Louis Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild will host Raise the Bar – Bar Competition on Sunday October 21, 2012 from 5pm – 9pm at The Galeria, located at 1224 Washington Avenue.  Eight local bars will compete in this competition to determine the best bar in St. Louis, as well as the people’s choice winner to be decided by ticket holders the evening of the event.  Raise the Bar has also partnered with Operation Food Search and will be providing a reduced entry fee if they donate a non-perishable food item.   For more information on the event, visit the Raise the Bar website here.

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 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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