Just eat and drink your way around the old town in San Seb and then wake up and do it all over again. Repeat ad infinitum. What a place.
There was a record shop there too around 10 years ago, Beltza records, right next to the market at the edge of the old town. Not sure if it’s still there though, grumpy owner, he wouldn’t let me check Discogs prices on my phone from within the shop but I picked up a few Barrabas LPs.
A week or so after we returned home my wife found out she was pregnant, that’s how good it is
ooh good thread timing. I’m also got a few hours in San Seb on 1st September (first time) before heading to catch Manfredas @ NOUS across the border. The beach is very famous. A very elegant city, reputedly the poshest in Spain. And will be heading straight for the pintxos obvs.
Bar Nestor is a great spot for a chuleton. And tortilla. Tiny place so booking recommended.
Gerald’s Bar - the original outpost is in Melbourne and the Donostian version is the same vibe. Local produce done simply and excellently. Great drinks.
Gandarias is a poular for pintxos - they do an amazing steak one off the hot menu - essentially a piece of meat on a piece of bread but so very good.
Ganbara is another ace pintxos spot - the fried mushrooms with an egg yolk is really good.
+1 to Bar Nestor
I really liked Hidalgo and Casa Urola too, sadly i gather a fuego negro is now closed
Craft beer shop which does takeouts by the beach on RHS
and there was a great cafe near the harbour for churros but name escapes me