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THRILLIST.COM, March 2, 2015
Nestled inside the elegant Triniti restaurant, this swanky bar pumps out some seriously stiff, cutting-edge cocktails. And they do it all with class. Come to this adult playground to sip on anything from a Moscow mule made with blueberry gastrique, to a smoky mezcal-laced margarita on the rocks.
PAPERCITYONLINE.COM, July 1, 2015
FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE, Jan 5, 2015
Stop for a drink at Sanctuari Bar before your dinner reservations and you might just end up opting for a liquid meal instead. The cocktail program at the recently launched bar and lounge located within Triniti restaurant is just that impressive. The team masterfully create one-of-a-kind blends like The Smoking Jacket (scotch infused with rosewood and cedar, white port, Dolin genepy, flamed apple bitters), which arrives literally smoking out of a snifter, and The British are Coming, a perfect herbal marriage of Earl Grey-infused gin, Dolin dry vermouth, honey, dandelion and burdock bitters. It’s best to settle in with some of the upscale bar bites (steak tartare, caviar, tuna poke) because the sizable cocktail menu simply deserves a full perusal.
HOUSTONIA MAGAZINE, January 2015
Triniti’s new bar carves out
new territory, both
figuratively and literally.
HOUSTONIA GASTRONAUT, June 4, 2015
Houston Chronicle, November 8, 2016
Greatest hits albums make perfect sense in the music world. For cocktail enthusiasts the equivalent might be seeing all your favorite bartenders in one night.
That's just what's happening at Sanctuari Bar at Triniti on Nov. 11 when the bar marks its two-year anniversary with a party featuring guest appearances from several of the original team members. And those bartenders will be shaking and stirring up limited-release cocktails.
Sanctuari's beverage director Aki Hagio, who returned to the bar last month after a year with Treadsack (at Foreign Correspondents and Canard), has asked several former colleagues to return to the bar as special guests for the party, 4 to 11 p.m.
Eater Houston, October 5, 2016
Regulars at Sanctuari Bar, the cocktail hotspot inside Triniti Restaurant, will recognize a familiar face when they order up their cocktails.
Announced via release, Akiko Hagio has returned to Sanctuari Bar, which she helped open back in 2014 alongside new Moving Sidewalk bar whiz Leslie Krockenberger. Prior to her time at Sanctuari, Hagio spent three years behind the bar at Beaver’s.
“It’s really exciting for me to have my own program and put out my own vision of cocktails,” said Hagio in a statement. “We are going to cover all of the bases elegantly and deliciously, and add in some fun new things. I want to bring Sanctuari back to what it was, and hopefully make it better.”