The best spots for a night out for drinks and dancing
Two distinct environments in one place: upstairs you can eat pintxos to boost your energy levels before going down to the basement and hitting a dancefloor reverberating with quality pop. It’s open from 8am, and at weekends it doesn’t shut its doors until 2.30am.
Located near the drinking area of the Reyes Católicos district, this club is, with its 17 years of history, an emblematic Donostia/San Sebastián nightlife venue. They put on live concerts and DJ sessions, and there’s a gay area.
Five years ago, eight friends in Donostia came to the conclusion that their city needed a space where alternative culture could flourish alongside the more institutionalised cultural offerings. That was how the Donostiako Kafe Antzokia – San Sebastián Cafe Theatre – came about, and today it’s one of the most dynamic venues in the city. A whole range of artistic activities take place here that you can’t find in other venues – from fado and Angolan theatre to rock, hip hop and heavy metal concerts – with a special emphasis on anything connected with the euskalduna (Basque-language) culture. It’s open every day from midday and at the weekends it also operates as a nightclub, open until 6am. It’s a good introduction to a Donostia/San Sebastián that you won’t see in any of the guidebooks.