Santiago de Compostela
Santiago's nightlife peaks on Thursday night, because many students spend weekends at home with their families. For up-to-date info on concerts, films, and clubs, pick up the monthly Compostela Capital Cultural, available at the main tourist office on Rúa do Vilar, or visit the official tourism website (www.santiagoturismo.com). Bars and seafood-themed tapas joints line the old streets south of the cathedral, particularly Rúa do Franco, Rúa da Raiña, and Rúa do Vilar. A great first stop, especially if you haven't eaten dinner, is Rúa de San Clemente, off the Praza do Obradoiro, where several bars offer two or three plates of tapas free with each drink.