bilbao

Hello, bilbao

The Basque city of Bilbao is a spellbinding capital of art, design, and gastronomy. With one of the world's finest buildings — the Guggenheim — at its heart, Bilbao dazzles with style and energy, boasts a unique identity and speaks Europe's oldest and most enigmatic language - Euskara.

Bars & Nightlife

The Bars & Nightlife to Visit

Concert hall in Bilbao, Spain

Bilborock

This interesting concert hall is a repurposed church dating back to the 17th century. Accommodating music concerts of all kinds, cinema screenings, poetry evenings, theatre plays, dance shows, workshops, and other cultural events, Bilborock is a space for creativity in the city. Check out the event calendar on their website to see what's on while you're in Bilbao.

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Calle Licenciado Poza, Bilbao, Spain

Licenciado Poza

Licenciado Poza is a street commonly known by young locals simply as 'Pozas'. It is one of the most popular places for an evening out on the town. Located in the area of Indautxu, there isn't anything more central than Pozas. Bars and restaurants line this road from end to end, making it an incredibly popular spot for the local pastime of bar-hopping, especially on Thursdays and at the weekend. On match days, when the city's football team Athletic Club Bilbao is playing either home or away, the street fills up with passionate fans donned in red and white and known for their liveliness and friendly demeanour. They will very happily occupy the bars, terraces, and pavements, and even pour out into the middle of the road to pass the time before heading to the stadium at the end of the street to watch their beloved team play.

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Tapas and Wine, Spain

Café Bar Bilbao

Bustling retro bar off Plaza Nueva serving pintxos and snacks alongside coffee and beers.

Bartender pouring a glass of beer

Bihotz

Part craft beer bar, part coffee shop, part neighbourhood hangout, Bihotz has it all. As soon as you walk through the door, you will instantly feel at home in the cafe's casual interior. Besides coffee, at Bihotz, you'll find only the best of the best beers from local brewers.

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spanish tapas

Bar El Globo

Cosy tapas bar for a wide variety of pintxos, good Spanish wines, and finding new friends among the locals of Bilbao. They also have an entire section of the menu dedicated to vegetarian dishes. El Globo is located right by the metro beside the Palacio de la Diputación, which makes it a short walk right to the bar.

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Rock band vocalist silhouette with the guitar singing to microphone with the hands raised up in blue lights

Kafe Antzokia

Kafe Antzokia used to be an old theatre, but got refurbished and turned into a multi-purpose venue. It is known as a live music stage with a vibrant atmosphere, where both local and international artists put on their performances. Every weekend the place becomes a popular nightclub with DJs mixing their beats until late. If you want to feel what it's like to be on stage, every day of the week you can have lunch on the actual stage where the band or artist has performed. Who doesn't want to feel like a rock star?

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