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

Baseball games, the beach, restaurants, etc... - Jan 2019


Many nightlife and restaurant options; baseball games; day trips to beaches and mountains. - Nov 2016


Nightlife scene is not great. Mostly, you hang with friends and family. - Apr 2016


Lots of restaurants, places to go dancing, bars, etc. - Jan 2016


Drink and eat. - Jan 2016


Beach, drink, scuba dive, snorkel - Aug 2015


Dinner, drinks, dancing, beach. - Aug 2015


Restaurants, cultural events, concerts, operas, theaters. - Aug 2014


Families get together on the weekends and go away together. The ambassador's pool, playground, tennis courts are open for family use. You can spend time with other embassy people or do your own thing- there is plenty to do. - Jul 2013


Plenty of informal gatherings. - Apr 2013


Limited. It's dangerous to go out, especially at night. However, you can find some entertainment in the malls, including movie theaters and restaurants. - Apr 2013


Lots of options. - Jan 2013


You can be as social or reclusive as you want. It's up to you. - Mar 2012


There are malls, movie theaters, bars, restaurants, etc. There is a good variety of choices here, but again, this is not NYC or anything. - Feb 2012


all you want, this is your place is you want to dance, have sex, get drunk, smoke, and get attention from locals and feel like a rock star. - Feb 2012


good - Oct 2011


There are lots of bars, restaurants, clubs, and sports teams. Dominicans are very friendly. - Jun 2011


There are many opportunities to socialize within the USG community and outside. There are movie theaters, live theater, concerts, tons of restaurants, and tons of malls. - May 2011


nightlife is good if you enjoy drinking presidente and listening to the same 15-20 reggaeton songs over and over.its gets old after about 2 months.other forms of entertainment like ballet, theatre, and live music is not that prevalent. - Nov 2010


If you are independently wealthy, the Dominican Republic offers a lot of social opportunities. - Aug 2010


We attend various embassy functions, and we do quite a bit of entertaining at home. - Jun 2010


House parties and nightclubs. - May 2009


There's a night life here, some decent clubs, teachers entertain in homes. There are a lot of teachers with young children right now. - Nov 2008


It all depends on you. Dominicans like to party, so it exists. Expats would probably socialize more, but traffic puts a definite damper on wanting to go out after fighting it to and from work. - Oct 2008


Lots of nightlife, or so the single people tell me. - Aug 2008


Seems to revolve around dinners and parties with friends. There are a few nice clubs though. - Jun 2008


Minimum. - Feb 2008


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