Shamrock is a new Irish pub that’s opened up alongside Red Snapper. We’re not huge fans of their club area, but the lounge at the back makes for a cozy hangout spot, plus, they serve up…
&Co is a new pub and restaurant tucked in the Steuart Hotel behind Dutch Hospital. They serve up good, hefty pub fare in a spacious setting.
Sherry Land is a restaurant and pub in Negombo that's comprised of a bar, restaurant and a banquet hall.
This rather busy bar has good food and drinks, but is quite expensive.
TM Dilshan's bar has a great selection of imported liquors, some creative cocktails and good bar food.
Cannon is a bar in the Galle Dutch Hospital. Great location, OK food and drink.
The Living Room is a cool place to have a drink in the Galle Fort.
A Minute By Tuk is a little eatery in the Galle Dutch Hospital. The ambience is cool since it's up on a deck, but the food is pricey and just okay.
Cloud Red is the newest and highest rooftop bar in Colomb. The view from the top is spectacular, their cocktails are good and so is the food. The drinks are a bit pricey but with the ambience we…
Known as one of the high-end sports bars in Colombo, Playtrix has claimed a spot inside the popular CCC.
A chilled out place in the heart of Colombo for a nibble and drink after work with friends, which doesn't require you to dress up or shell out serious dough.
Perched on top of the OZO Colombo is the equally swanky ON14 Rooftop Lounge & Bar. Pool bar by day and lounge bar by night, ON14 is one of the highest spots for a drink in the city.
Uncomplicated, tasty food and fresh icy Lion beer in a sleepy coastal town.
One of the Negombo strip’s more popular little bar/restaurants, Serendib is right on the beach and has a regular stream of visitors. It strikes a fine balance between dodgy and nice.
The Long Bar at Water's Edge has lovely location and pretty good food and drinks
For us it's sort of an ironic pleasure, but the service at the Global Towers bar is actually quite good and the cocktails are good (food not so much). The Indian karaoke is amazing and it's an interesting…
If you are taking the scenic cruise to Negombo rather than hammering along the highway, the Club Restaurant is a nice place to stop. Basic beer and bite in semi-isolated huts, but the killer thing is the…
As far as beach bars go, Shore By O! is by far the most popular. Not all their drinks are excellent, but they do the best beer cocktails around and their bites aren’t too shabby either.
Curve, at Park Street Mews, is a tapas bar that's been around for a couple of years. While the purple-white theme is looking a bit old now, their tapas and drinks are still pretty good.
Charming place for a beer along the coast, but not best for bites.
Taphouse is the replacement for the beloved Brewery By O! in Dutch Hospital. Everything is basically worse than it used to be but it's still a great location.
Ace Pub is a great rooftop bar located above the Steam Boat/Naniyori restaurant building in Nawala. It's got a lovely view of the city at night and they serve reasonably priced drinks, inoffensive…
The Lion Pub has the best entrance of any bar in Colombo and really cheap beer and good food in large portions
Cheers at Cinnamon Grand has been a mainstay in Colombo's pub scene for a while now. The food sticks to the usual English Pub food, and they do a satisfying job with it though the service was pretty…