← Akademy/2013/Going-out You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Users, Administrators, trusted, KDEDevelopers. You can view and copy the source of this page. =General information= Apart from all proposals in this page, do not forget to take a look to [http://community.kde.org/Akademy/2013/Sightseeing| sightseeing] and [http://community.kde.org/Akademy/2013/Amazing-plans-for-july-near-Bilbao| amazing plans for july near Bilbao] pages. Some useful notes: *This spring, the weather in Bilbao has been much more rainy than usual, so we expecte to have a rainy summer. Pack your umbrella! *Do not expect to be able to pay with '''credit cards''' in bars and pubs. You can usually pay with a credit card in restaurants. *There is a good network of '''cash machines''', but expect to pay a commission. Check with your bank, how much is charged in advance. *In the restaurants, it is not as common to leave '''a tip''' as it is in other countries (e.g. USA) *In the bars and restaurants '''smoking''' is not allowed. *'''VAT for restaurants''' and related services is 10%. General VAT is 21%. * A ''Typical lunch''' is called "Menú del día" (menu of the day) and consist of a starter, a main course and a dessert. Wine and water are included. You can also ask for a coffee or tea, but these are typically not included. *Do not expect to find a lot of '''vegetarian restaurants'''. You can always ask for two vegetable starters, though. *'''Times''' for meals are late, in comparison to other countries: **Lunch at 13:00 or more commonly at 14:00, but you'll be even able to get lunch at 15:00 or 15:30 **Dinner at 21:00 or 22:00. It is difficult to find dinner before 20:30. '''Typical drinks served in bars''': apart from beers, soft drinks, you'll be able to ask: *Caña (pronounced 'can-yeah'): a beer not from bottle but from barrel. Not easy to find black one. *Zurito (pronounced 'thou-ree-toh'): a small beer, served in a glass or cup *Kalimotxo (pronounced 'kal-eem-o-sho'): wine with coke *Kalitxiki (pronounced 'kal-ee-shee-kee'): a small kalimotxo *Pika (pronounced 'pee-cah'): beer with lemon *Pikatxiki: a (you catched!) small pika *Cosechero, Crianza, Reserva: distinct (from worse to better) red wines. Some '''reference prices''': *Beer or soft drink: between 2 € and 3 €. *Crianza: between 1.5 € and 2 €. *Zurito or kalitxiki or pikatxiki: 1 €. *Coffee or tea: 1.5 €. *Average price for a "menú del día": 12 € *Average price for a dinner: 18 € =Food= ==Close to the venues== In principle, the organization will manage all lunches for everybody at a very affordable prices (cheaper than usual ones found in restaurants or bars), so there's no need to go out for lunch. Anyway, if you need it: '''- Bizkaia Aretoa''' On Mazarredo street, just in front of Guggenheim Museum you will find a lot of cheap places to eat. You can also walk two minutes and go to "'''Gambrinus'''", a very nice place to have lunch or dinner (Juan de Ajuriaguerra 23) '''- ETSI''' Just in front of ETSI you will find a very nice bar called "'''Antzi'''" (Luis Briñas 13) to eat some pintxos and drink a beer or wine, ==Vegetarian and vegan friendly== =====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=1120 Garibolo]===== Vegetarian, vegan friendly. Fernandez del Campo 7, Bilbao =====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=14666 Fresc Co]===== Also serves meat. Gran Via Diego Lopez Haro, 55 (near Guggenhein andart museums) Bilbao =====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=10838 Borne]===== Dinner menu is meat based. General Castillo 3, Bilbao =====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=38582 La Camelia]===== Vegetarian, mostly vegan dishes. Santa Maria 10, Bilbao =====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=1124 Vegetariano]===== Vegetarian, closed on weekends. Gipuzkoa 7, Deusto, Bilbao =Bars and Pubs= There are some typical districts where people spend free time going out. Anyway, as now it's summer, maybe they are not so crowded cause people prefer to go out from Bilbao for other plans (beach,...). * [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Poza+Licenciado+Kalea| Pozas] * [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Calle+Maestro+Garc%C3%ADa+Rivero| Maestro García Rivero] * [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Ledesma+Kalea%2C+Bilbao| Ledesma] * [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Casco+Viejo| Casco Viejo]. Alls bar in the Old Town are perfect for eating "pintxos" and drink some wine or beer. Anyway here you have some of the most popular bars in the Old Town: ** In [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Somera+Kalea%2C+Bilbao| "Somera" street]: *** Bar K2 *** Bar Motrikes: Don't hesitate to ask for their "perretxiko" (a kind of mushroom) pintxo. *** Bar Madariaga: very good "bokatas" *** Bar Jaunak *** Bar Gambrinus ** In [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=plaza+berria+bilbao| "Plaza Nueva" square], you'll be able to find lot of places in the four sides of the square. *** Café-bar Bilbao *** Urdina *** Víctor *** Bar Negresco *** Taberna Plaza Nueva *** Víctor Montes ** [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Santa+Maria+Kalea%2C+Bilbao| Santa María street] Return to Akademy/2013/Going-out. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/Akademy/2013/Going-out"