Algiers - Post Report Question and Answers

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

People mostly socialize with others in their buildings. - Dec 2021

Americans tend to socialize with each other only at each other's homes. - Oct 2021

There are book clubs/Marine workouts and other happy hour type events at the Embassy. Otherwise, Algerians are very friendly. If you look like a foreigner you will get approached and asked questions and people will want to talk to you. The people are wonderful here and I've had no difficulty making good friends! - Aug 2021

National Day parties and other parties at embassies; the Brit Club; a handful of high-end restaurants; cultural events including those at the Opera house; the beach. There's a hiking club of Algerians that we tried to get in to, but were told they'd rather not have a massive security presence along for their hikes, and we couldn't blame them. - Apr 2021

British club but has been shut for over 7 months (Covid). - Oct 2020

There seems to be a lot of socializing in the office during the work day. - Oct 2020

Some people go to the Brit Club, there are some restaurant options too. House parties are popular. - Sep 2019

If you are eligible/can get on the list, the Marine Bar and British Club run two of the main games in town for diplomats. There is a running club, also elusive to track down/join, and a few diplomat mailing lists for activities. - Sep 2016

There is a Brit Club with food and booze every Tuesday and Thursday. - Jun 2016

Home entertainment only. There are a few parks scattered about, but that's it. - Mar 2014

Nothing; hanging out at other embassy people's apartments. - Oct 2013

As noted above, options here exist but can be limited. - Dec 2011

We had a great time with our drivers. We also went out to a lot of hotels and restaurants and met people there. The Algerian people are very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to look after you. There were bars to go to but it was mainly men who were determined to get drunk. - Sep 2008

Mainly private dinners/parties. - May 2008

Eating out, some group get togethers, musical/art events - Mar 2008

Bring, movies, toys and lots of entertainment if you have a family as you will spend a lot of time at your house for the foreseeable future. - Mar 2008

Mostly embassy-based. - Feb 2008

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