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Bandista is an intimate, modern-day speakeasy, reminiscent of a 1920s lounge that dazzles with a decadent Latin vibe, where guests enjoy inventive and artistic interpretations of classic and contemporary cocktails, as well as rare spirits from around the world.


Wednesday – Saturday
5:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

Signature Drinks

  • A cocktail with ice cream
    Ménage à trois

    Pushing the boundaries on what a cocktail is, this newest creation transforms a Brandy Alexander into a trio of experiences. First is a fog of Krigler’s Established Cognac 66 perfume, followed by made-to-order Brandy Alexander ice cream. Lastly, a cognac with an added nose of chocolate and the mouthfeel of cream creates a spirit-only version.

  • Sazerac Flight signature drink at Bandista, in cylindrical glass with gold trim, lemon peel garnish
    Sazerac flight

    Why have one when you can have three, along with a history lesson in a cocktail? We start with the original, featuring a cognac base widely available before phylloxera. Next is the modern classic with a rye base. The journey finishes with agave, letting the vegetal complexity shine.

  • Pimm’s Cup signature drink at Bandista, fruit-infused cocktail being poured into tall glass
    Pimm’s Cup

    Wimbledon would be proud of this elevated Pimm’s Cup. It starts with a unique Japanese kumquat gin, fresh fruit and local mango tea. This version develops a more robust flavour as it rests in the porthole vessel we serve it in. Once built, we leave the drink in your hands to pour at your desired strength.

  • Crime of Passion signature drink available at Bandista, in carved wood vessel with pineapple stem garnish
    Crime of Passion

    A dangerously delicious twist on a traditional tiki cocktail, the combination of passion fruit, coconut and tequila will transport you to another time and place. This tangy concoction served in a wooden cup, is set aflame at presentation.

  • Vesper signature drink available at Bandista

    The classic made famous by the spy extraordinaire has gotten an inspired makeover. Liquid Nitrogen chills the cocktail for a spy-worthy presentation, while a spoon of caviar and truffled cream adds a proper touch.

  • A blue cocktail with a ship in a bottle above it.
    Dead man walking

    A variation on a classic corpse reviver number blue, using an overproof gin to stick with the pirate theme, this cocktail is made with a clarified milk punch method, seamlessly blending the flavours. Fair warning – more than two of these, and you‘ll be walking the plank.

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  • October 25–28

    All Hallows Eve

    Get spirited at Bandista with potions and elixirs. Dress up and step behind the bookcase for spooky cocktails served by the best vampire bartenders in Houston. These themed evenings are inspired by All Hallows Eve and require reservations.
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  • November 8–9

    Midnight Rambler Pop-Up

    Bandista welcomes Haley Merritt, and the award-winning bar team from Dallas’ Midnight Rambler for a two-night pop-up engagement. Widely recognized as one of the best bars in Dallas, the subterranean Midnight Rambler will showcase four house cocktails and one collaboration cocktail, ranging from USD 30 to USD 50 each. 90-minute seatings are available by reservation, with proceeds benefitting Camp H-Town.
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