Update July 2015: due to the fact that most nights are now expat nights at Huascar Bar, we’ve since abandoned the official Monday thing. So just come along whenever and hang out and I’ll introduce you to the regulars, foreign and Peruvian alike.
I can now confirm that the first Monday of every month is officially Expat Night at the Huascar Bar (starting Monday, April 7).
Unofficially, expat night started about three months ago, but a) I didn’t tell many people about it and b) I forgot to go on every single occasion, which didn’t really set a good example…
Before I continue, I appreciate that you may be the type of person who’d normally run a mile from such a potentially cliquey scenario, and I certainly know where you’re coming from. But it’s basically a good excuse for a few beers, and there certainly won’t be anything exclusive about it.
So bring your husbands and wives and uncles and mistresses and whatever and we’ll stick on some music and shoot the breeze for a few hours.
Locals, Huascar Bar regulars and wayward wanderers of any ilk are more than welcome — and actively encouraged — to come along, regardless of nationality, creed, current residence, hairstyle or taste in music (although requests for cumbia will be swiftly rebuked and denied).
One last thing: if you wish to engage in combat with another expat during Expat Night, please respect the Marquess of Queensberry Rules.
That’s all. Thanks.
Glad to hear about expat night at the Huascar in Tarapoto. I’ll try to get there the next time I’m in Peru. But I wonder, are there many expats in Tarapoto.? I’ve hardly ever seen foreighers in Tarapoto whenever I visit that llocely town
As an aside, There exists in Callao, relatively near the Fortaleza Real Felipe, an excellent naval museum that has wonderful models of and paintings of the Huascar. I bet you can find something there that you might like to have to add to the decor of the Huascar Bar I found the staff at the Naval Museum very nice and accommodating. I bet that they could find something there for you that you might like.
Hi Vincent. There are a lot more expats here now than there were five or six years ago, that’s for sure. It seems to me like the number of expats and foreign tourists in Tarapoto has risen quite a lot in the last two or three years.
I’ve heard about the naval museum in Callao. I’ll try to get there next time I’m in Lima. I’ve been to the Casa Miguel Grau in Piura — a nice little museum located in Grau’s old home.
So you officially have the expat night now, glad to hear it.
I will be home from work just in time to stop by and have a few.(In May that is)
Not so sure about the combat thing, too many rules for a man drinking! 😉
this bar is a great addition to my Tarapoto…but don’t encourage more ex-pats because I want to keep this place all to our selves..hehe!!! also remember this place is great because of its cute and intelligent bartender!!!!! who speaks English mas o menos!!