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.
Chanvel Restaurant is one of the oldest members in Colombo's dodgy bar scene.
The Long Bar at Water's Edge has lovely location and pretty good food and drinks
The location does wonders for what is otherwise a mediocre bar
Pub Sinhara gets brownie points for its menu and decor, but the cocktails let it down.
The RePubLk has come through steadily since they opened a few years go. The quality of their food and drinks have managed to stay the same, but somehow they aren't as great as they used to be.
A place offering Sri Lankanised Chinese food and BYOB facilities.
Breeze Bar at Cinnamon Grand is one of Colombo's most popular poolside bars, and it's a great place to chill with some friends. The food is good, but the drinks are pricier than most other places.
A pub located on top of Curry Leaves Restaurant in Wellawatta with a sporty and cosy vibe inside.
රියල් කටගැස්මක් එක්ක ෂොට් එකක් දාන්න විතරක් නෙවෙයි ඒ ගැම්මටම බඩ කට පුරව…
Havi at Pannipitiya is a good spot to chill with some booze, and delicious black pepper pork.
Sherry Land is a restaurant and pub in Negombo that's comprised of a bar, restaurant and a banquet hall.
The New Colonial Hotel is at the high end of dodgy bars. Downstairs is a high-ceilinged bar with bad food but decent drinks and a nice ambiance.
Not a well arranged place but serving some good food & bites.
Nice place to chill with some booze, and delicious bites
Affordable (hence usually crowded) place to have a drink in Pitakotte.
Charming place for a beer along the coast, but not best for bites.
A great place to get your booze on out there, with large space and all deciduous Machnag food
A bar and a restaurant in Battaramulla.
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.
A nice spot to chill with some booze, and delicious fried rice.
Sopranos it seems plays host to a far higher calibre of karaoke than anticipated, and participants seem to take their singing seriously. Certainly there was far less inebriated caterwauling than imagined…
A very modern bistro/bar on top of the Fairway Hotel.
The Barge has a nice ambience with a great view, but their food and drinks don't live up to that beautiful image.