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The European Capital of Culture in 2016.

The capital of Gipuzkoa, San Sebastián, also known as Donostia, is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. It may be small, but somehow, it manages to attract thousands of visitors each day, being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain. It may be the Basque way of life that makes Donostia so popular, or maybe it is in the world-class attractions. Discover this city at your own pace, and see why it was named the European Capital of Culture in 2016.

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Locals' Pick Beer and pintxos

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Luis Irizar


They have a great selection of beers and vermouths and good “montaditos” (small “bocadillos”) of tuna-fish, anchovies, peppers, etc. To accompany the drinks.

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Kevin Patricio

Basque Beer CEO

Bar Etxeberria is an Old Part staple. They have 20 taps that includes Belgian and German classics and several lines dedicated to showcasing local breweries. There owner is a legend who calls everyone “Elegante” and never not has a smile on his face.

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Beer and pintxos Editors' Note

Famous as one of the best beer stops in the neighborhood, Etxeberria is a welcoming spot, offering a variety of pintxos, homemade pizzas, and other small bites that pair well with the drinks.

Etxeberria has over 20 different beers on tap and a wealth of imported and local bottled labels. Etxeberria is a tavern, grocery store, brewery, winery and a thousand other things to different people.

Calle de Iñigo, 8, Donostia-San Sebastián, San Sebastián
+34 943 42 34 91