One of the pleasures of San Sebastian is its gastronomie. Tapas here are elevated from a simple appetizer to mini-bites of gourmet cuisine called pintxos (pronounced "peen-chos" in the Basque dialect). Because this is a seaside port, many of the offerings feature seafood and fish, as well as peppers and slabs of bread.
Here's how you do it:
* Ask the bar man for a plate
* Fill it up with anything you want
* Pay for what's on your plate (usually just 1 or 2 Euros per pintxo)
* While you're at it, order a sangria... or two
* Sit down and eat
* Repeat as desired, but at a different bar. Pintxos are designed as a movable feast; you eat one or two with a drink at the first place, then move on and get a few more at another spot.
It's kind of a perfect way to stave off hunger before a late dinner OR during late-night revelry, kind of like In-n-Out without the "animal-style" craziness.