What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

On the compounds or at restaurants in Petionville. - Aug 2019

The Petionville Club was one such option, with its periodic Friday night wine happy hours. Otherwise, you might have to do some digging to find such opportunities. Because crime and security are always concerns, most people and outfits tend to circle the wagons and interact less than they might in other posts. It would surprise me if, for instance, there was a Hash House Harriers club in Port-Au-Prince. - Jun 2019

House parties, the popular spots on set days; Magdoos, Shakers, Asu, etc., but it's the same spots every week. - Aug 2018

Most people, especially in Canne Sucre, lounge by the pool every weekend. Lots of entertaining at home, having friends over, going to restaurants. Lots of people travel to the DR, the U.S., or the beach towns on long weekends. There are lounges and clubs, but they tend to be either very local or overly expat dominated. Also, you can tell when a promoter wants upper middle class patrons because the cost will be prohibitive for most. You need some local friends to do a little more. - Sep 2014

Much is among friends and co-workers. There is always something to do. Restaurants and clubs have special nights too - salsa lessons, karaoke, etc. It's not Paris, but it's not the middle of nowhere either. Sometimes you have to look for entertainment to find it, but it cn be found. - Sep 2013

Depends on where you live and transit times. If you live in one of the clusters, then you're more likely to entertain and be entertained. If you don't, then each time you get invited over to someone's house you have to weigh whether you want to take the risk of being stuck in traffic for up to 2 1/2 hours on the way there and the same on the way back. As for entertaining at my place, I drew a short straw re: housing, I don't entertain here. - Sep 2011

Mostly conducted at home or in the upscale restaurants of Petionville. - Jan 2011

There are many dances and different cultural events. - Jan 2010

Well, pretty limited. There are about 4-8 restaurants people frequent, only about 3-5 'night life'centers, and the 'scene' is not so very inspiring. Unless you get to the 2or 3 real Haitian nightclubs that are just fabulous, I think, with not a white soul in them. - May 2009

BBQs, restaurants, group trips to the beach. - Feb 2009

Some great restaurants, lots of great music clubs, but hard to meet people outside of the expat community/elites. Lots of entertaining at home among Haitians (dinner parties, etc). - Dec 2008

Home or restaurants. - Feb 2008

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