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The 7 Best Bars In Colombo In 2020

Looking for the best bars in Colombo? We’ve got you covered for chill nights with some craft beer and the hottest cocktail bars in the city. Colombo is well known for its lively nightlife scene, so you certainly won’t be bored here.

From rooftop bars with views of the Indian Ocean to cosy cocktail lounges, here’s our pick of the city’s hottest bars for 2020.

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1. Vistas Bar

We recently named Vistas Bar on our list of the best bars in Asia in 2019. You’ll have wonderful evening out here, coming for both the view on the top of the Movenpick hotel and the bar staff at work making their show stopping cocktails. The 24th floor is a real social meeting point in Colombo – not to be missed.

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2. Traveller’s Bar

Looking for a stylish rooftop bar in Colombo? Traveller’s Barat the Galle Face Hotel is a real treat to come down to and sip on a cocktail in this unique setting. Enjoy the spectacular views as the sun sets and you soak up the colours with one of their delicious cocktails.

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3. Cloud Cafe

This pretty terrace bar is an ideal place to spend an evening sitting under the stars with a delicious cocktail in hand. There’s live music on Friday evenings, and they also often have movie nights with classic film screenings. Ask about the daily Happy Hour deals from 5.30pm – 7.30pm and don’t be surprised if you linger on long after that.

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4. Taphouse by RnR

Love huge jugs of ice cold beer? You’ll love this spot then. Taphouse serves up international pub fare with a Sri Lankan twist as well as top notch beers. Their spacious courtyard turns into an impromptu music venue at the weekends when come of the city’s best musicians play live music all night.

5. Curve Bar

Curve Bar is consistently known as one of the best bars in Colombo. This popular place takes its name from the long curved bar, which alongside the purple interiors, makes this a wake-up for the senses as soon as you walk in. Plus, there’s great live music on a regular basis to go with their stellar cocktails.

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6. ON 14 Roof Top Bar & Lounge

You asked for rooftop vibes, and this place will give them to you. This is easily the best rooftop bar in the city. Have a dip in the pool during the day and cool down with a chilled beverage. It’s a top spot in the evening to come with friends for drinks and food as well. Just look at that view…

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7. The Re.Pub.Lk

This swish bar in a former colonial house has been transformed inside to a modern and sleek space. There’s a cute rooftop terrace, a tempting menu of tapas and all sorts of creative cocktails and craft beers to sip on. With a fun, friendly crowd and a live DJ, you’ll be sure to always have a fun night here.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder and global head of content of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah created the company through her passion for discovering the world's best food and travel experiences. Formerly based in Dublin, Ireland, she now travels the world sharing her finds with our readers - a community that loves travel just as much as we do.

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