Bandista at Four Seasons Hotel Houston Announces Return of New Orleans’ Jewel of the South in Second Bar Pop-Up Exchange

Cocktail aficionados will delight as two of the South’s best cocktail experiences return to each other’s cities this summer

May 10, 2024,
Houston, U.S.A.

Bandista, the speakeasy bar and lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Houston announces its second collaboration with New Orleans’ Jewel of the South, one of the world’s best bars.

On Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20, 2024, Bandista will play host to the bar pop-up featuring Jewel of the South, the acclaimed New Orleans bar and restaurant. The pop-up, featuring bartenders Shaun Merritt-Williams and Vince Lund, will take place from 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. Jewel of the South, which last popped-up at Bandista in January 2023, was awarded the 2024 James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar, was named Best Bar in the South, the #6 Bar in North America, and among the top 50 Bars in the World by 50 Best. The pop-up will feature five Jewel of the South house cocktails, ranging from USD 30 to 50 each. Reservations for 90-minute seatings are required for these special evenings, which benefit Camp H-Town.

Bandista will return to New Orleans to pop-up at Jewel of the South later this summer.

"We’re thrilled to welcome back our friends from Jewel of the South,” says Tom Segesta, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Houston. “It’s always great fun to showcase each other’s establishments in our respective cities, as the drinks and connections shared on these nights are truly special.”

Guests choosing to make a night of it 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 Jewel of the South

Jewel of the South is a classic New Orleans tavern, reimagined. We are in this business because we love hospitality. We love to host, we love to serve, and mostly we love the power of hospitality to bring people together to celebrate, commiserate, and communicate. Cocktails, food, and wine at Jewel are prepared and presented with intention and precision. Our cocktail program is steeped in history, showcasing classic techniques with innovative, seasonal flavours. Jewel of the South is owned by partners Chris Hannah, Victoria Espinel, and John Stubbs.

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 to 12:00 midnight. Reservations are required.