Vitoria has a large selection of bars and restaurants, serving high quality food at a very reasonable price.
The largest concentration of bars serving pintxos can be found around the Virgin Blanca Square and the New Square (Plaza España).
Txikiteo in Vitoria
The txikiteo is similar to a pub crawl, except instead of the focus being solely on drinking, delicious pintxos are thrown into the mix. The idea is to go to one bar after the next sampling pintxos and having something to drink. This is usually done by groups of friends and is most popular on Friday and Saturday nights.
The pintxo-pote has become a very popular activity among the Vitorianos in the last years. Its simple name says exactly what it is: you order a drink, which is a pote (wine, cider or soft drink) and you get the pintxo of the night for free.
It takes place on Thursday and Friday night in different parts of the city and there are a few speciﬁc streets where the participating bars serve drinks and pintxos for between 1 and 2 euros a pop. Once you ﬁnd one participating bar, you can usually ﬁnd a poster on the inside that advertises the other bars in the neighborhood that are also taking part.
Take note though that these pintxos are rather simple and not something that will win any awards. The pintxo-pote is less about gastronomy and more about the social aspect.