- Wednesday – Saturday
- 5:00 pm – 12:00 midnight
- 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
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
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
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.
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.
- 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.
- October 25–28Reserve Online
All Hallows EveGet 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.
- November 8–9Reserve Online
Midnight Rambler Pop-UpBandista 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.
More Dining Options
Bayou & BottleConceptualized by Chef Richard Sandoval, Bayou & Bottle brings a chic bourbon bar to downtown Houston, serving flavourful cuisine inspired by Houston’s melting pot of cultures. Featuring over 200 whiskies, Bayou & Bottle is a bar destination complete with vintage barware, exquisite whiskey flights, large TVs to catch the game and even personalized bourbon lockers where the most discerning bourbon connoisseurs can store their favourite bottles. Each bartender is a Certified Bourbon Steward, masterfully knowledgeable in spirit, and happy to share – be it whiskey, wine, beer or craft cocktail. In between signature dishes, guests can enjoy the Topgolf® Swing Suites, the first game simulator of their kind in the world.
Toro ToroChef Richard Sandoval introduces his Pan-Latin Steakhouse, Toro Toro, offering a twist on the contemporary steakhouse experience with Pan-Latin influences and Asian dishes. Rooted in the vibrant flavours and convivial dining culture of Central and South America, the menu features rodízio-style churrasco steaks, exotic game and seafood, including sushi and ceviche from the suviche bar.