It's a venue that changes functions throughout the day to suit its clients. You can come for a late breakfast snack, pop in at lunchtime for tapas or come in the evening for serious drinking and music. You'll see displays of work by 'alternative' painters on the walls and you can entertain yourself chatting with friends or playing board games.
Housed in an old warehouse, the Asador Kerren has been a local favorite for the tasty fare it has on offer. Grilled meats and fish are the specialties and they're best accompanied by fine wines like Viña Vallabona. The interior perfectly evokes the style and atmosphere of an authentic old tavern, with bare stone walls lit by old-fashioned wrought-iron lamps. The lunchtime clientele tends to be office workers, but this place is also popular among tourists who want a taste of the local flavors.
There's a varied program of cultural activities on offer here and admission is free M-F and at weekends you can dance to the latest hits. The live shows are musical concerts, stand-up comics or café-theater performances and you can dine at the same time, choosing from a range of delicious house platters of cheeses, cured hams, cold meats and canapés. If you come for breakfast, try El camarote de los Hermanos Marx (The Marx Brothers' Cabin), a house special containing nine different types of ingredient. The interior has an atmospheric 1950s decor and you'll find it in the city's nightlife zone.
La Taberna de los Mundos is a busy restaurant with a kitchen that shows culinary influences from all over the world, you'll find a wide range of imaginative dishes on the menu like endives stuffed with monk fish, prawns and country-style omelet with cod. It's so popular during the week you can't make reservations at lunchtime. You just have to turn up and hope you're lucky. The management organizes regular exhibitions of travel photography (to complement the exotic artifacts decorating the mahogany dining room walls) and other cultural activities. Check website for more details.
The Bizitza cafe-bar is in the old part of the city, in a street with lots of atmosphere, especially at the weekend. It is a quiet place, where attention is given to the decor and music, creating a pleasant location on two floors where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. The sweet-toothed might like to try a piece of home-made cake (all sorts of cakes made on the premises), and take a look at the latest photo exhibition.
Zaka is a Spanish restaurant in Bilbao, Spain. Zaka serves authentic Spanish local food to its guest. Amazing ambiance, blended with Rustic interiors and wooden furniture, this place gives a very cozy and comfortable feel. The menu is seasonal, and ingredients are locally sourced from farmers and artisans, in order to provide fresh and quality food to their guests. Wine and cocktails menu is also available for guests. The menu includes Lunch, Dinner and Drinks. The staff is well trained and experienced, and very warm, making every guest feel welcome.
It is well-known that this restaurant owes its name to Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum and has also been open for two years. The establishment shows the same modernity as the building that houses it. The dining room is completely modern in design and build. The chairs are a creation of the famous museum's architect, Frank Ghery. As you can imagine, it is essential to book well in advance. Apart from what's on offer on the menu, customers can choose from three different special menus: one classic, another contemporary, and the third based on seasonal ingredients. Here are some suggestions: Roasted Cod, Glazed Cutlets, Crunchy Red Thistle with herbs and Iberian Herbed Pork. As far as the desserts are concerned, they are all so good it's impossible to choose!