Now that the hotel and catering business has finally reopened in many areas, after such a long time, what better than to take a tour of the most emblematic, modern and curious bars and restaurants in Santiago de Compostela. Santiago is a very lively and culturally active city, with a multitude of bars in its cobbled streets that will surprise you. Whatever your style or taste, we are sure that in Compostela there is the perfect bar for you.

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We present you a list of bars and restaurants in Santiago de Compostela perfect to have a beer or a drink, or to have some tapas. If you fancy a quieter, more formal dinner plan, we also recommend a few more specialised places.

Atlántico Rock & Cocktail bar

El Atlántico is one of the most legendary bars and restaurants in Santiago, which has been able to reconvert and reinvent itself over the years. They specialize in cocktails and drinks, and the place couldn’t be cooler. The atmosphere is always very pleasant, as well as the music selection. In case you didn’t know, during the closures caused by the coronavirus, they’ve launched a cocktail delivery service.

Abastos 2.0

One of the trendiest places for vermouth. Located in the street of the food market, it is perfect for tasting dishes made with fresh market produce, or simply to have a few wines or vermouth.

Bodegón Casas Chico

This site is one of the most surprising and current. Surprising because if you are from Santiago or have lived or visited the city years ago, you probably still remember the old hardware store that was located there. The old Casas Chico hardware store was one of the most traditional establishments in the city. Well, it was decided to convert the hardware store into a bar-restaurant, respecting the old space. The result couldn’t be better.


The Riquela is that typical bar that has undoubtedly managed to carve a niche for itself in the nightlife scene in Santiago de Compostela. It’s perfect for snacks, pre-dinner beers or after-dinner drinks.

Pepe Payá

Beautiful local located very close to the square and arch of Mazarelos. It is the classic place that you will find very atmospheric at lunch or dinner time. Perfect to enjoy a good Estrella Galicia wine cellar, accompanied by some exquisite dishes.

Benboa Compostela

Compostela in the street

Another place in the old part of town converted into a restaurant with a very modern and chic decoration. More than just a place to have a drink, this place is designed for lunch or dinner.

Cafeteria La Flor

Home of Compostela’s modernism. La Flor is a place frequented by bohemians and artists where you might even bump into a famous actor. It is a very versatile place, perfect to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a good book, or to have a few beers with some tapas or tostas.

Casa das Crechas

Casa das crechas

Another of the most mythical and emblematic places in Compostela. This is the home of the “folkies”, and it is precisely Casa das Crechas that is famous for its links with the music and the traditional and folk cultural scene of Galicia. In normal conditions, they offer live music every week and Wednesdays are foliada night. We hope that soon they will be able to offer us again their wonderful selection of live music on the ground floor of the venue. In the meantime, happy to return to enjoy their wide selection of drinks.

Modus Vivendi

It is also part of the “taverns with art” in Santiago de Compostela. A renowned local that has been in operation for many years. This