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=General information=
 
=General information=
*This spring, the weather in Bilbao has been much more rainy than usual, so we expecte to have a rainy summer. Pack your umbrella!
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*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.
 
*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.
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*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 the restaurants, it is not as common to leave '''a tip''' as it is in other countries (e.g. USA)
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*In 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.
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*In bars and restaurants, '''smoking''' is not allowed.
 
*'''VAT for restaurants''' and related services is 10%. General VAT is 21%.
 
*'''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.
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* 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.
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*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:
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*'''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
 
**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.
 
**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:
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'''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 black one.
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*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
 
*Zurito (pronounced 'thou-ree-toh'): a small beer, served in a glass or cup
 
*Kalimotxo (pronounced 'kal-eem-o-sho'): wine with coke
 
*Kalimotxo (pronounced 'kal-eem-o-sho'): wine with coke
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*Pika (pronounced 'pee-cah'): beer with lemon
 
*Pika (pronounced 'pee-cah'): beer with lemon
 
*Pikatxiki: a (you catched!) small pika
 
*Pikatxiki: a (you catched!) small pika
*Cosechero, Crianza, Reserva: distinct (from worse to better) red wines.
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*Cosechero, Crianza, Reserva: red wines.
  
 
Some '''reference prices''':
 
Some '''reference prices''':
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*Average price for a "menú del día": 12 €
 
*Average price for a "menú del día": 12 €
 
*Average price for a dinner: 18 €
 
*Average price for a dinner: 18 €
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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=
  
 
==Close to the venues==
 
==Close to the venues==
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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:
  
==In the Old Town==
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'''- Bizkaia Aretoa'''
 
 
==Vegetarian and vegan friendly==
 
  
=====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=1120 Garibolo]=====
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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)
Vegetarian, vegan friendly.
 
  
Fernandez del Campo 7, Bilbao
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'''- ETSI'''
  
=====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=14666 Fresc Co]=====
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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,
Also serves meat.
 
  
Gran Via Diego Lopez Haro, 55 (near Guggenhein andart museums) Bilbao
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==Vegetarian and vegan friendly==
 
 
=====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=10838 Borne]=====
 
Dinner menu is meat based.
 
  
General Castillo 3, Bilbao
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===== Garibolo =====
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: [http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=1120 review] <br />
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: Vegetarian, vegan friendly <br />
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: Fernandez del Campo 7, Bilbao
  
=====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=38582 La Camelia]=====
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===== Fres Co =====
Vegetarian, mostly vegan dishes.
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: [http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=14666 review] <br />
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: Also serves meat <br />
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: Gran Via Diego Lopez Haro, 55 (near Guggenhein and art museums) Bilbao
  
Santa Maria 10, Bilbao
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===== Borne =====
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: [http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=10838 review] <br />
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: Dinner menu is meat based <br />
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: General Castillo 3, Bilbao
  
=====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=1124 Vegetariano]=====
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===== La Camelia =====
Vegetarian, closed on weekends.
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: [http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=38582 review] <br />
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: Vegetarian, mostly vegan dishes <br />
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: Santa Maria 10, Bilbao
  
Gipuzkoa 7, Deusto, Bilbao
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===== Vegetariano =====
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: [http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=1124 review] <br />
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: Vegetarian, closed on weekends <br />
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: Gipuzkoa 7, Deusto, Bilbao <br />
  
 
=Bars and Pubs=
 
=Bars and Pubs=
  
 
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* [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Poza+Licenciado+Kalea,+Bilbao,+Spain&hl=en&sll=43.25669,-2.924062&sspn=0.104266,0.195694&oq=Bilbao,+Spain+Poza%2BLicenciado%2BKalea&t=h&hnear=Poza+Licenciado+Kalea,+Bilbao,+Spain&z=15 Pozas]
=Clubs=
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* [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Maestro+Garc%C3%ADa+Rivero,+Bilbao,+Spain&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=43.261808,-2.939646&sspn=0.013032,0.024462&t=h&hnear=Calle+Maestro+Garc%C3%ADa+Rivero,+Bilbao,+Vizcaya,+Spain&z=16 Maestro García Rivero]
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* [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Ledesma+kalea,+Bilbao,+Spain&hl=en&ll=43.262362,-2.92938&spn=0.006516,0.012231&sll=43.262694,-2.938858&sspn=0.006516,0.012231&t=h&hnear=Ledesma+Kalea,+48001+Bilbao,+Bizkaia,+Spain&z=16 Ledesma]
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* All bars in [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Casco+Viejo,+Bilbao,+Spain&hl=en&ll=43.257221,-2.923887&spn=0.006517,0.012231&sll=43.262362,-2.92938&sspn=0.006516,0.012231&oq=casco+,+Bilbao,+Spain&t=h&hnear=Casco+Viejo,+Bilbao,+Biscay,+Basque+Country,+Spain&z=16 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:
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** On [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Somera+Kalea,+Bilbao,+Spain&hl=en&ll=43.256424,-2.922792&spn=0.006517,0.012231&sll=43.257221,-2.923887&sspn=0.006517,0.012231&oq=somera,+Bilbao,+Spain&t=h&hnear=Somera+Kalea,+48005+Bilbao,+Bizkaia,+Spain&z=16 Somera street]:
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*** Bar K2
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*** Bar Motrikes: Ask for their "perretxiko" (a kind of mushroom) pintxo.
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*** Bar Madariaga: very good "bokatas"
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*** Bar Jaunak
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*** Bar Gambrinus
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** In [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Plaza+Nueva,+Bilbao,+Spain&hl=en&ll=43.259284,-2.922599&spn=0.006516,0.012231&sll=43.258581,-2.933537&sspn=0.026066,0.048923&oq=Plaza+nueva+,+Bilbao,+Spain&t=h&hq=Plaza+Nueva,&hnear=Bilbao,+Biscay,+Basque+Country,+Spain&z=16 Plaza Nueva], you'll be able to find lot of places in the four sides of the square.
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*** Café-bar Bilbao
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*** Urdina
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*** Víctor
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*** Bar Negresco
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*** Taberna Plaza Nueva
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*** Víctor Montes
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** [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Santa+Maria+Kalea,+Bilbao,+Spain&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=43.258143,-2.925882&spn=0.006516,0.012231&sll=43.259284,-2.922599&sspn=0.006516,0.012231&oq=Santa+Mar%C3%ADa+Kalea,+Bilbao,+Spain&t=h&hnear=Santa+Maria+Kalea,+48005+Bilbao,+Bizkaia,+Spain&z=16 Santa María street]

Latest revision as of 13:41, 8 July 2013

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
review
Vegetarian, vegan friendly
Fernandez del Campo 7, Bilbao
Fres Co
review
Also serves meat
Gran Via Diego Lopez Haro, 55 (near Guggenhein and art museums) Bilbao
Borne
review
Dinner menu is meat based
General Castillo 3, Bilbao
La Camelia
review
Vegetarian, mostly vegan dishes
Santa Maria 10, Bilbao
Vegetariano
review
Vegetarian, closed on weekends
Gipuzkoa 7, Deusto, Bilbao

Bars and Pubs

  • Pozas
  • Maestro García Rivero
  • Ledesma
  • 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:
    • On 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, 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

This page was last edited on 8 July 2013, at 13:41. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.