< Akademy | 2013 Revision as of 13:03, 8 July 2013 (view source)Carlsymons (talk | contribs) (→Bars and Pubs)← Older edit Revision as of 13:07, 8 July 2013 (view source) Carlsymons (talk | contribs) (→General information)Newer edit → Line 31: Line 31: −Also check out the [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.+Also check out the [http://community.kde.org/Akademy/2013/Sightseeing Sightseeing] and [http://community.kde.org/Akademy/2013/Amazing-plans-for-july-near-Bilbao Amazing July events near Bilbao] pages. =Food= =Food= Revision as of 13:07, 8 July 2013 Contents 1 General information 2 Food 2.1 Close to the venues 2.2 Vegetarian and vegan friendly 2.2.1 Garibolo 2.2.2 Fresc Co 2.2.3 Borne 2.2.4 La Camelia 2.2.5 Vegetariano 3 Bars and Pubs General information This spring, the weather in Bilbao has been more rainy than usual, so we expect 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 in advance to see how much is charged. In restaurants, it is not as common to leave a tip as it is in other countries (e.g. USA) In 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 consists of a starter, a main course and a dessert. Wine and water are included. You can also ask for 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, here are some local specialities: Caña (pronounced 'can-yeah'): a beer not from bottle but from barrel. Not easy to find dark beer. 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: 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 € Also check out the Sightseeing and Amazing July events near Bilbao pages. Food Close to the venues Lunch will be available at the venue at affordable prices (cheaper than restaurants or bars), so there's no need to go elsewhere for lunch. However, if you want to go somewhere else, here's some additional information: - Bizkaia Aretoa On Mazarredo street, just in front of Guggenheim Museum you will find a lot of inexpensive places. You can also walk two minutes and go to "Gambrinus", a nice place to have lunch or dinner (Juan de Ajuriaguerra 23) - ETSI Just in front of ETSI you will find a nice bar called "Antzi" (Luis Briñas 13) to eat some pintxos and drink a beer or wine, Vegetarian and vegan friendly Garibolo Vegetarian, vegan friendly. Fernandez del Campo 7, Bilbao Fresc Co Also serves meat. Gran Via Diego Lopez Haro, 55 (near Guggenhein andart museums) Bilbao Borne Dinner menu is meat based. General Castillo 3, Bilbao La Camelia Vegetarian, mostly vegan dishes. Santa Maria 10, Bilbao Vegetariano Vegetarian, closed on weekends. Gipuzkoa 7, Deusto, Bilbao Bars and Pubs Pozas Maestro García Rivero Ledesma Casco Viejo. All bars in Casco Viejo (Old Town) are perfect for eating "pintxos" and drinking some wine or beer. Here are some of the most popular bars in Old Town: In "Somera" street: Bar K2 Bar Motrikes: Ask for their "perretxiko" (a kind of mushroom) pintxo. Bar Madariaga: very good "bokatas" Bar Jaunak Bar Gambrinus In "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 Santa María street Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Akademy/2013/Going-out&oldid=33079" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.