With its stifling heat and busy, streets you’ll find yourself seeking out a cold beer or refreshing cocktail as the sun goes down in the Sri Lankan capital. Colombo bars come in all shapes and sizes so we’ve picked the 7 best for you.
Grab a friend, take some time off and look forward to that first sip of a nice cold drink.
Best Bars in Colombo
This is a top spot to get the night started thanks to their great food menu and extensive cocktail list. There is an entrance fee (although ladies go free), but you can redeem that against any food and drinks you buy.
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.
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.
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. There’s great live music on a regular basis to go with their stellar cocktails.
When you step into this bar you could be transporting yourself straight to the heart of Germany, such is the quality of their beer offerings. Not only do they do great German beers, but top notch food too.
Cheers Pub place to go in Colombo if you want an English pub style setting and to catch a football match on the TV. It has a good selection of ice cold beers and super friendly and attentive staff.
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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