It’s Wednesday, which means it’s Ladies Night at certain clubs and bars across the city. Wednesdays are pretty popular ‘going out’ nights and some of our bars have surprisingly good deals (although some of them are on Thursday). We called a few places to find out where you can get yourself a few free drinks – the safe way.
The Totally Free Route. If You’re A Woman
If you don’t want to pay anything at all, here’s how to do it. Start your Wednesday night off with a free meal at O! Bar – just wear your hem above your knee and get any item of food off the menu sans charge (men included – although call ahead to check if this promotion is on, since this doesn’t happen every Wednesday). Then head over to Skky bar and persuade one of your friends to buy a drink (buy get one free for ladies) – you snag the free one. Finally wind up at Kama, where there’s free champagne flowing all night. We don’t really like this club, but if you’re broke and want some booze it might be worth it. Actually, probably not.
Thursdays offer the classier free drinks option. Start off at the beautiful and bizarre wonderland that is Casa Colombo, where ladies get a free drink if dressed in one of the ‘Zaza colours’ (mentioned below) or a large free bowl of cocktail if arriving in a group of five, all dressed in the same colour. Then head over to the elegant lakeside bar, 7 Degrees North, where ladies receive a complimentary beverage on arrival (and 25% off total bevvy bill thereafter). These are two very bars, and their promotions aren’t in the least bit sleazy. Good route, we recommend this one.
Here’s some more details on where you can get free and discounted drinks in the city.
Rize 82 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3, 07620620
On Wednesdays ladies get half price on all drinks between 8pm and 1am.
Zaza Bar at Casa Colombo 231 Galle Road, Colombo 4, 0114520130
It’s pays to be a lady on a Thursday at Zaza bar. If you’re wearing one of the ‘Zaza colours’ (ie. orange, yellow, green or hot pink) you get a free drink. If you’re in a group of five girls and you’re all wearing the same colour, you get a big bowl of free cocktail. There’s also 50% of on all drinks between 7pm and 10pm.
The Brewery by O! Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Colombo 1, 0112441573
O! Bar doesn’t really have a ladies night per se, but they have their Hem Above The Knee promotion some Wednesdays (call ahead to check) – which is pretty much exactly what it says. Both men and women can have an item of food off the menu for free if they’re hemline reaches above the knee.
Skky Bar 42 Sir Mohamed Macan Makar Mw, Colombo 2, 0112339118
Buy one get one free on selected drinks every Wednesday for ladies.
Kama Lounge 32B Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mw, Colombo 2, 0112339118
This seems like a pretty great deal – ladies get free champagne throughout the night on Wednesdays. Wow. What’s the catch? Well, you’d be at Kama.
Club Mojo Taj Samudra, 25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 3, 0777537502
They don’t have a ladies night at the moment, but apparently will soon. However, the bartenders offer out free shots to ladies intermittently throughout the night – only downside is you have to stand against the bar and tilt your back for the bartender to pour it in – not so classy.
Kamikaze CR&FC, 28 Longdon Place, Colombo 7, 0773496949
Again they don’t have a ladies night, but you get (almost) any drink for just Rs. 250 on Mondays.
7 Degrees North Cinnamon Lakeside, 115 Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mw, Colombo 2, 0112491000
Ladies get 25% off on their total beverage bill as well as one complimentary drink when they arrive.
Amuseum, suprisingly, doesn’t seem to have a Ladies’ Night.