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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!
 
*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 consists 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, here are some local specialities:
 
'''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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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.
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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==
There will be lunch available at the venue for everyone at very affordable prices (cheaper than at restaurants or bars), so there's no need to go out for lunch. However, if you want to go somewhere else, here's some additional information:
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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:
  
 
'''- Bizkaia Aretoa'''
 
'''- 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 very nice place to have lunch or dinner (Juan de Ajuriaguerra 23)
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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)
  
 
'''- ETSI'''
 
'''- 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,
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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,
  
 
==Vegetarian and vegan friendly==
 
==Vegetarian and vegan friendly==
  
=====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=1120 Garibolo]=====
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===== Garibolo =====
Vegetarian, vegan friendly.
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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
  
Fernandez del Campo 7, Bilbao
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===== Fres Co =====
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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
  
=====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=14666 Fresc Co]=====
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===== Borne =====
Also serves meat.
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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
  
Gran Via Diego Lopez Haro, 55 (near Guggenhein andart museums) Bilbao
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===== La Camelia =====
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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
  
=====[http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=10838 Borne]=====
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===== Vegetariano =====
Dinner menu is meat based.
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: [http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=1124 review] <br />
 
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: Vegetarian, closed on weekends <br />
General Castillo 3, Bilbao
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: Gipuzkoa 7, Deusto, Bilbao <br />
 
 
=====[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=
 
=Bars and Pubs=
  
* [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Poza+Licenciado+Kalea| Pozas]
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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]
* [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Calle+Maestro+Garc%C3%ADa+Rivero| Maestro García Rivero]
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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]
* [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Ledesma+Kalea%2C+Bilbao| Ledesma]
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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]
* [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:
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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:
** In [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Somera+Kalea%2C+Bilbao| "Somera" street]:
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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]:
 
*** Bar K2
 
*** Bar K2
*** Bar Motrikes: Don't hesitate to ask for their "perretxiko" (a kind of mushroom) pintxo.
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*** Bar Motrikes: Ask for their "perretxiko" (a kind of mushroom) pintxo.
 
*** Bar Madariaga: very good "bokatas"
 
*** Bar Madariaga: very good "bokatas"
 
*** Bar Jaunak
 
*** Bar Jaunak
 
*** Bar Gambrinus
 
*** 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.
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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.
 
*** Café-bar Bilbao
 
*** Café-bar Bilbao
 
*** Urdina
 
*** Urdina
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*** Taberna Plaza Nueva
 
*** Taberna Plaza Nueva
 
*** Víctor Montes
 
*** Víctor Montes
** [https://www.google.es/maps/preview#!q=Santa+Maria+Kalea%2C+Bilbao| Santa María street]
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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.