You must try the local pintxos in San Sebastian, a Basque version of Spanish tapas. Pintxos is a Basque-Spanish word for small snack and you will find them in a lot of bars around Old Town.
Atari is a pintxos bar with the most incredible, mouth-watering specialties. One of their specialties is a rich, melt in your mouth piece of beef cheek with potato mash. They also have gluten free pintxos available.
2. La Mejillonera
This is a very fun, loud and buzzing pintxos bar with mussels prepared in many different ways. Get in there early to avoid the crowds, and watch out for the empty mussel shells that are thrown on the ground as a sign of respect for the chef!
Situated in the old town square, this place will blow your mind with delectable pintxos spread all over the bar top. Must-try dishes include the mini steak and the mini desserts. Or you could be adventurous and try the frog’s legs.
Basque cider is a regional specialty and is a little different to the stuff you’ll find elsewhere. The local brew is pretty much just pressed, fermented apples with a dry and intense flavor. Petritegi is a brewery out in the hills near San Sebastian and inside you’ll find a 2-metre long stream where you can catch your drink (as the locals do) emerging directly from the barrel that it was brewed in. The food is pretty spectacular too, with set menus of seafood, veggies, sausages, steaks and cheeses.
Zibibbos is a great place to go for a dance and a drink with an exciting mix of travellers and locals. Head there any time after 10pm and dance until the early hours of the morning.
This is a huge club right next to La Concha Beach, where you will surely have an epic night. There’s a huge dance floor with a with plenty of room to strut your stuff and glass doors that open up to a terrace overlooking the beach.
This bar is extremely popular with a mix of travellers and local students. It is so busy it spills onto the streets outside. Mendaur is a great place to go dancing.
In a fantastic location, Relojberri is one venue you’ll not want to miss, dancing to the early morning with the sounds of groove music.
5. Be Bop
Feeling the urge to go Salsa dancing? This dark and mysterious bar plays a mixture of jazz and Latin music that will make your feet move to the sound of the beat. The cool bar has a good range of drinks with cocktails that are well priced.