Enjoy the country’s lively nightlife to turn your Sri Lanka holidays special and distinct. Though in an infancy stage, Sri Lanka presents admirable restaurants, pubs, discos, clubs and music venues for all. Colombo, the country’s capital, is unarguably the best place to enjoy them all. These hotspots are often pocket-friendly and open until dawn. Galle Road has a bunch of them! As expected, the bars of resorts are relatively pricey. The crowd in such places mostly consists of tourists.
Some of the top spots to enjoy the city’s nightlife are:
Address: 57, Hospital Street, Colombo
Timings: 5 PM to 12 AM, except on Fridays and Saturdays (5 PM to 2:30 AM)
Address: Rooftop, 41 Maitland Crescent
Timings:5 PM to 2 AM
Floor By O!
Address: Maitland Cres, Colombo
Timings: Open 24 hours, except on Mondays (3 PM to 12 AM)
Address: Gymkhana Pool Complex, Maitland Crescent, Colombo
Timings: Wednesdays and Thursdays (9 PM to 2 AM); Fridays and Saturdays (9 PM to 4 AM). It’s closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays.
Sport enthusiasts can spend their leisure time in lovely sports bars featuring pool tables and large screens. Fun-seekers can step into casinos to try their luck out. For a relaxed after-dinner experience, consider the theatres and cinemas of Colombo. The theatre of Sri Lanka began from the conventional, 19th century folk dramas and traditional rituals. It has undergone changes over the years but still somehow manages to stick to its roots.
Other cities are not far behind! For instance, Unawatuna offers party venues where renowned international and national DJs play foot-tapping tunes for the audience. Go to places like Kingfisher, Comaran Beach Club and UBR. Do not ignore the Hikka Beach Fest of Hikkaduwa, a 3-day (and night) event of music, dance, food and fun. It is generally held in the months of July and August. Galle’s Amangalla serves exquisite mixed drinks to patrons. Do give them a shot!