Bandista Announces Exclusive Bar Pop-Up with NYC’s Acclaimed Employees Only at Four Seasons Hotel Houston

Award-winning speakeasy makes its way to H-Town for two nights only

February 22, 2024,
Houston, U.S.A.

Bandista, the speakeasy bar and lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, will welcome the award-winning bar team from New York City’s Employees Only for an exclusive two-night pop-up engagement March 26 and 27, 2024.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 and 27, Bandista will play host to a bar pop-up by Employees Only, New York City's inimitable speakeasy located in the heart of the West Village.

The pop-up, featuring bartender Dimitrios Vasilakis, Bar Manager Frank Maldonado, and General Manager Jonathan Yutzy, will take place each night from 5:00 pm 12:00 midnight.

The pop-up at Bandista will feature five Employees Only house cocktails (Besos Calientes, Sail Away, Last Leaf, Amelia, and Yankee Notions), ranging from USD 25 to 35 each. Reservations are required for 90-minute seatings on this special evening, benefitting Camp H-Town.

Additionally, Bandista will pop-up in New York City in early 2025 at Employees Only.

"We are excited to welcome our friends from Employees Only to H-Town,” says Tom Segesta, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Houston. “Their talented team will bring our guests a taste of the Empire State’s finest cocktails, as we continue to offer extraordinary experiences here at Bandista.”

Guests are invited to plan ahead and save with the Advance Purchase offer, which includes up to 25 percent off the room rate when booking at least three days in advance. For more information, visit online, call 800 734 4114 or contact your travel professional (chain code FS).

About Employees Only

Pioneers of New York City's craft cocktail renaissance, Employees Only first opened their doors in December of 2004, making it the longest running cocktail bar in New York City. The intention was simple - to create an elevated bar experience that catered to the refined tastes of other industry professionals. Evoking the Jazz Age, the white coated bar team has created industry classics out of its pioneering drink list. Soon the secret was out and the New York City speakeasy-style bar became an institution and a West Village staple, winning countless accolades in the process - most notably Spirited Awards for "World's Best Cocktail Bar," "Best American Bar Team," and "World's Best Drinks Selection" by Tales of the Cocktail, and the “Legend of the List Award” from the World’s Top 50 Bars. Despite the accolades, Employees Only remains true to form, serving creative interpretations of classic cocktails and expertly prepared originals for a crowd of revellers. Each and every night for two decades now, the Employees Only staff puts on a rollicking show in the beautiful prohibition style space, a nod to wild bygone times and the ageless city that holds it all together.

About Bandista

Bandista is a cocktail laboratory that pushes boundaries while still paying homage to the classics. Guided by expert drink makers, guests enjoy inventive creations, colourful and celebratory in nature, and often with unexpected elements. Inspired by the tequileros – the Prohibition-era smugglers who illegally transported tequila - Bandista is a cocktail journey and experience; an elevated bar and lounge, rich in craftsmanship, creativity, and Southern hospitality. Bandista is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5:00 pm – 12:00 midnight. Reservations are required.