What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?
Lots of socializing at friends' homes. There are a few expat clubs, too. - Aug 2018
The weekend asado (meat grill) is the thing to do here. Otherwise, going to restaurants with friends or hanging out on the Rambla are also popular. There are a couple of expat clubs such as InterNations that are fairly active. - Aug 2016
Asado is the thing. A lot of the social life is based around an all day asado. But, there are movies, plays, dancing (Tango), etc. Uruguay has the longest Carnival season in the world. Dinners start late, most places don't open until 8:30PM or later. - Mar 2014
There are relatively few embassy events other than parties at the Marine House, and some events, such as the Independence Day event this year, are for VIPs/Uruguayans only. There are some local entertainment options if you speak Spanish. Many American movies are shown in English with Spanish subtitles. - May 2013
There are movie theaters with English language movies. There is a theater and ballet. There are numerous restaurants (just with limited variety in the menu). Dinner is very late here (9 or 10 p.m. for locals), and restaurants don't open until 8 or 8:30. Many people have parties, barbecues, game nights at homes. - Mar 2012
I've pretty much said it -- very limited. - Jan 2009