Drinking & Nightlife

  • Mala Gissona Beer House A lively local spot that serves the city's best craft brews.
  • La Gintonería Donostiarra Gin-lovers raise a glass at this tonic-loving joint in Gros.
  • Altxerri Jazz Bar A temple to jazz and blues. Hosts frequent live acts from local and international musicians.
  • La Mera Mera A tiny but much-loved local drinking spot on the appealing neighbourhood of Antiguo.
  • Bar Ondarra The best place to head after a day on Playa de Zurriola.
  • Pokhara One of the best places to start off the night (or early afternoon) in the New Town.


Sakona Stroll over to this stylish but welcoming Gros cafe for the best coffees in town.

Koh Tao Slow down over a coffee or cool drink at this friendly San Sebastián cafe.

Botanika A laid-back retreat near San Sebastián’s riverfront, popular with locals of all ages.

Old School Spots

Museo del Whisky A museum’s worth of whisky and whisky paraphernalia.They claim to have over 3000 bottles of the stuff!

Côte Bar An easy-going drinking den in the old town.

Bataplan Disco Get your groove on at this classic DJ-fuelled spot near the beach.