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3/5

The Floor by O!

#142/2/1, Cresents Street , Colombo 07


The Floor By O! has been around for a while now, we've been there before and we find ourselves going back more. With very reasonable prices, competent staff and good music, they seem to know what they're doing.



Pre-opening preview

On the lookout for new places to hang out on the weekend, we took a casual stroll down to the racecourse on Saturday, only to find that the McDonald's was not open yet. We then took a brisk walk to the nearby CH & FC to check out the newly opened Floor by O! The first thing you find when you go looking for CHO! (as it is called to distinguish it from the Fort O!, or FoO!) are two long staircases that take you up to it. Here's a tip: take the elevator instead. On the second floor you walk in to a sparsely, but tastefully decorated interior. It's surrounded by glass, and on the weekend we felt like we walked into the kids practising to swim at the CH pool. The Floor overlooks the CCC grounds at the rear, and the leafy Maitland Crescent and the St. Bridget's primary school at the front. The bar is L shaped, and longer: so we expect service to take a bit longer than at the Brewery. The decor and the theme seems to be oldies music and disco balls. The walls and even the menus are adorned with shiny metallic tiles. The menu items are named after the hits: With or Without You, Like a Virgin and Light My Fire all make an appearance.

The friendly wait staff (some familiar faces from the Brewery included) informed us that the grand opening is on the 10th, so in the words of our favourite pub enthusiast:

note from Indi: The bar isn't officially open yet, so consider this a preview. It look like a worthy option to the Dutch Hospital O! Bar which, while probably the best bar in Colombo right now, is still pretty far from the southern suburbs where most people live. Photos by Malinthe Samarakoon, thank you.

A second look

Shru already covered the opening of the Floor, and having visited the venue a couple of times after, we thought of making a revision of the review.

Their selection remains excellent, possibly one of the few bars in Sri Lanka that offers Jägermeisters. They also had a promotion for Somersby cider (from Carlsberg Denmark) last time we visited.

The venue tends to get crowded and claustrophobic, especially on promo nights. The terrace is better, but the chance of getting service is inversely proportional to the distance from the bar. The biggest change (and annoyance) that we noticed since the opening proper is that there seems to be a live band playing every night. You could forgive their renditions of such classics as Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing", if only the volume levels weren't earsplittingly high. This makes conversation near impossible, a shame considering that The Floor was a pretty promising mid-range venue for catching up with friends and having a good night out.

TIP

If you're looking for a cool beer on a warm day, they serve liquor from 11.00 AM - 2.00 PM during the lunch service as well. Also they offer 25% off for office ID card holders.

Address

#142/2/1, Cresents Street , Colombo 07

Directions

Coming down Maitland Crescent, on your left, adjoining the Colombo Cricket Club.

Contacts

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Open 11.00 AM - 12.00 midnight

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Cuttlefish

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
3

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AdamG

You can still get good cocktails here, but the overall quality of the place has gone down from what it was about 3 years ago. Food is alright.

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naavee

Yep. What Anjalee said.

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AdamG

You can still get good cocktails here, but the overall quality of the place has gone down from what it was about 3 years ago. Food is alright.

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1/5

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naavee

Yep. What Anjalee said.

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