Zaza Bar (231 Galle Road, Colombo) – located within the Casa Colombo Hotel, this trendy bar is surrounded by glass walls and a magnificent glass ceiling. ZAZA bar will give you the impression of being in a glass cube next to swirling water with a wonderful view of Casa Colombo Collection, Colombo’s ornate exterior and […]
The Floor by O! (Maitland Crescent, Colombo) – located near the Colombo Cricket Club Ground, this is a popular bar for those looking for tasty bar food and reasonably-priced drinks. This venue has a stunning interior with stainless steel chairs and mosaic walls, and comes alive with DJ-driven music and live bands during the weekend.
Studio 4 (42 Sir Mohomad Macan Makar Mawatha, Colombo) – both regular lounge nights (including a “ladies night” every Thursday), and private events like fashion shows, are often held there. Both tourists and locals in their 20s and 30s frequent “Studio 4” – which plays a mix of electronic dance music, Trance, Hip Hop, and […]
Stella Karaoke Lounge & Bar (Hilton Colombo Hotel, 2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha Colombo) – this is one of Colombo’s popular karaoke bars – open from Monday to Saturday evenings. There’s a Rs. 450 cover charge, and on Thursday evenings (from 7 pm to 11 pm), there a ladies night (50% off on regular […]
Sky Lounge (The Kingsbury Hotel Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo) — Sitting atop the royal splendor of The Kingsbury with its stately grandeur, is an unexpected jewel in its crown. The Sky Lounge, Colombo’s hippest bar. Its post-modern design only complements the eclectic entertainment that is an experience in itself. Kicking off at 5:30 pm, patrons can […]
Riddim Bar (Unawatuna Beach) – this is one of a string of beach bars in the Unawatuna Beach area of the island. College age patrons (both locals and tourists) are the regular crowd here – complete with frequent beachside musical events held here.
Margarita Blue (Galadari Hotel, 64 Lotus Road, Colombo) — positioned in a perfect setting, overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Margarita Blue sets the mood for a modern yet cozy atmosphere with splendid views of the sunset from the garden terrace. With live entertainment by “Mirage” from Wednesday to Saturday, it is the perfect hang out […]
Mambo’s (Galle Road, Hikkaduwa) – this is a popular beach bar located at one of the beaches (Hikkaduwa) toward the southwestern coast of the island. Many of Mambo’s patrons are guests staying at nearby resorts, as well as other visitors interested in surfing or sunbathing. Beach parties are frequently held there, often starting during sunsets.
Koha Surf Lounge (Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle) – this is another popular beach bar located in the southwest part of the island. Chill-out, reggae and other forms of DJ-driven dance music are often played here, along with occasional live musical events. Local and international light meals are also served there.
Funky de Bar (538/1, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa) – located 98 km from Colombo, this beach bar is especially popular on Thursday nights, when beachside parties are often held (from sunset to sunrise). This venue is ideal for those accustomed to traveling to party destinations like Ibiza, Goa, and Mykonos.