Best bars in San Sebastian

Convent Garden bar in San Sebastian

As you wander through the city, you’ll realise that there are a lot of bars in San Sebastian.  A place that’s famous for its food culture, Donostiarras (people from San Sebastian) demand plenty of options for going for a drink and a bite to eat.  The reality is that you can’t go wrong with most … Read more

Best Pintxo Bars in San Sebastian

inside a pincho bar in san sebastian old town

You can’t come to San Sebastian without trying some of the famous pintxos (pronounced “pinchos”). Pintxos are small, appetiser-sized portions of food that are usually served at bars. They differ from the traditional Spanish tapa in that they are ordered separately to your drink (whereas tapas are generally served for free when you order a … Read more

Basque Cider Houses

People getting basque cider from a cider barrel in a cider house in Astigarraga

Cider Houses have a long standing history in the Baque Country. The presence of Siderías (“Sagardotegi” in Basque) or Basque Cider Houses dates back to the 11th century.  Originally they were places where locals would typically go to buy cider and food. However, over time they converted into places of social gatherings and restaurants.  Today, … Read more

Food in San Sebastian

traditional basque txuleta steak served in the middle of a table

San Sebastian is without doubt the food capital of Europe.  It’s a foodie’s heaven with everything from a unique pintxo culture, some of the freshest seafood around, famous sideria (cider house) menus, fresh food markets and not to mention the 19 Michelin stars in the city! But with all these options, it can become quite … Read more

Txakoli Wine

Txakoli wine, pronounced (chah-kuh-lee), is fast becoming one of the Basque Country’s greatest ambassadors for the region’s excellence in food and drink.  However, it wasn’t always like that.  Not so long ago, the local wine was considered acidic, boring and even tasteless.  But the wine has seen a growth in popularity thanks to its presence … Read more