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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.

Hours

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.

  • 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.

  • A cocktail with a flame.
    Flame of Love

    A modern riff on the original, which was created in 1970 for Dean Martin by Chasen’s bartender Pepe Ruiz.

  • A tiki glass by a lamp.
    Call Me Sambaldy

    A classic tiki-style drink thrown on its head with a hint of unexpected Asian spice.

  • A cocktail next to a tiramisu.
    Dulce Far Niente

    A cocktail version of the famed Italian dessert, tiramisu (complete with mascarpone mousse).

  • A cocktail in a small black cup.
    London Fog

    A sophisticated woodsy cocktail paying tribute to Mother England.

  • A red cocktail coming out a glass skull.
    Ritual

    This clarified cocktail takes heavenly inspiration from the classic El Diablo.

  • A green-yellow cocktail.
    Writer’s Block

    A refreshing gin-based cooler designed to get the creative juices flowing.

  • Atonement

    Aa take on an Old Fashioned, with do-it-yourself finishing flavour elements to make up for past sins.

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Events

  • Employees Only Pop-Up

    March 23 & 27, 5:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

    Experience a taste of the Empire State’s finest cocktails as Bandista plays host to a bar pop-up featuring New York City’s acclaimed speakeasy, Employees Only. The pop-up stars Employees Only bartender Dimitrios Vasilakis, Bar Manager Frank Maldonado, and General Manager Jonathan Yutzy. Evoking the Jazz Age, the white-coated bar team has created industry classics out of its pioneering drink list, including their famed twist on the Manhattan. The bar is a perennial award winner with international fame. The pop-up will feature five Employees Only house cocktails, ranging from USD 25 to 35 each. Reservations are required for 90-minute seatings on these special evenings, which benefit Camp H-Town.
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