The night is buzzy on Zabaleta street, which is the Gros equivalent of 31 de agosto, the famed pintxo-lined street in the Old Town. You’re craving a beer, which any bar in town would be happy to pull you. But you wonder into Mala Gissona Beer House and suddenly the typical caña turns into a wide array of artisan beers to choose from.
Mala Gissona was one of the founders of the craft beer movement in the area, which is still in its incipient phases. Their beer house is the first of its kind. Along with their beers, they serve up bro food: hamburgers with buns from a local artisan bakery, chicken wings, veggie burgers, battered cod, and other standard pub fare that is actually quite difficult to find in San Sebastián. In the true beer lover spirit, Mala Gissona also stocks over 150 bottles from other breweries across the world.