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VU Restobar (Best Western Hotel)

102 A, Kirulapone Avenue, Baseline Road, Colombo 5

VU Restobar is a wonderful rooftop bar at the Best Western Hotel. They serve up some great food, their drinks aren't too shabby and the view is breathtaking.

Bacco (Negombo)

70, Porutota Road, Negombo

An Italian restaurant on Negombo's popular hotel strip (Porutota Road).

The Keg (Excel World)

338, T.B Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10.

A pub and restaurant located inside the Excel World.

Samanala Restaurant

Pitakotte - Talawatugoda Rd, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte

Affordable (hence usually crowded) place to have a drink in Pitakotte.

Cleopatra Nightclub

Liberty Plaza, Colpetty, Colombo 03

One of Colombo's seediest underground clubs.

Machang (Pasikuda)

103, Passikudah, Kalkudah, Batticaloa

Machang is a great place to get your booze on out there on the Pasikudah strip, with large space and a single strip of concrete tables on the side that was open to the sky.

The Cricket Club Cafe

12, Flower Road, Colombo 03

The old classic at a brand new spot.

Machang (Rella Moratuwa)

No 16, Lady De Soyza Road, Uyana, Moratuwa.

Cheap, yet not-so-dodgy place to sip a beer while staring at metro coastline of Moratuwa.

Hawai Restaurant (Koswatta)

32/31A, Dencil Kobbekaduwa Mawata, Kosswatta, Battaramulla.

රියල් කටගැස්මක් එක්ක ෂොට් එකක් දාන්න විතරක් නෙවෙයි ඒ ගැම්මටම බඩ කට පුරව…


57, Hospital Street, 00100 Colombo, Sri Lanka

One of Colombo's newest bars, complete with an amazing WTC view and eclectic menu.

Nihal's (Jetwing Lighthouse Club)

Jetwing Lighthouse, Dadella, Galle

The main restaurant at the luxe Jetwing Lighthouse Club in Galle, serving up special degustation menus and bespoke dishes.

Grand Solis

533, Nawala Road, Nawala

A bar and restaurant that's great for its ambiance if you live in Nawala.

Down Town Rotti Hut (Ella)

Ella Village Inn, Down Town Rotti Hut, Ella

රසම රස උදේ කෑම, දවල් කෑම, රෑ කෑම වේලක් කන්න හරි හොඳ තේකක් නැත්නම්…

The Stamford

39A 1/1, Horton Place, Colombo 07

Cocktail bar on Horton Place above Grande Gourmet at Nirj's.

Lords (Negombo)

80, Poruthota Road, Negombo

One of Negombo's long term dining institutions.

Rodeo Pub

35, Poruthota Road, Negombo

A dedicated Negombo strip watering hole.

Love Bar

58 A, Horton Place, Colombo 07

The kitschy new bar in town

Machang (Kaduwela)

No. 27, Kandy Road, Bandarawatte, Biyagama

ගඟක් අයිනට වෙලා රසම රසම බයිට් එකක් නිදහසේ බොන්න කඩුවෙල පැත්තෙන් තැනක් හොයනවා…

Lavinia Restaurant & Bar (Pelawatte)

No. 1106, Pannipitiya Road, Battaramulla

ඇත්තටම යාළුවනේ රසම රස බයිට් එකක් එක්ක පොඩි ෂොට් එකක් දාන්න පැලවත්ත ලැවනියා…

Pub Sinhara

340, Galle Road, Ratmalana

Pub Sinhara gets brownie points for its menu and decor, but the cocktails let it down.

Machang (Koswatta)

No 274A, Kaduwela Road, Koswatta, Battaramulla

මචං, යමුද කොස්වත්තෙ මචං එකට බියර් එකක් ගහන්න.

Flamingo House

58/4, Horton Place, Colombo 7

The aptly-named Flamingo House is the newest—and probably funkiest— addition to Colombo’s restaurant repertoire. The food is inconsistent but interesting, but the excellent cocktails and crazy…

Loft Lounge (Colombo Courtyard)

32, Alfred House Avenue, Kollupitiya, Colombo 03

The Loft Lounge and Cloud Cafe are Colombo Courtyard's two-in-one bar combo. The former is indoors while the latter is on the rooftop. As far as cocktails go, CC fares quite well, but the food leaves…

Heladiv Tea Club (Bar)

Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo 1

Heladiv Tea Club is one of Dutch Hospital's many eateries. We've been there a few times and we've come to enjoy it as a quiet hang out for a quick bite or dessert. While slightly unconventional, it's…