Hotel Bars and Pubs

The coolest spots that offer pub grub. Enjoy the relaxing ambience and unwind with friends…

Loft Lounge Bar
Unwind in the artsy and laidback setting at the Loft Lounge Bar
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The mixologists shake up the most delightful concoctions for the guests. Relax and hangout at these classy bars and pubs and experience the unique ambience.

7º North is a restaurant in Colombo
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Restaurants

7° North

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7° North at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel has a relaxing atmosphere, inspired by its view of the shimmering Beira Lake. The restaurant exudes a chic and lively vibe, and seems to draw in business and social crowds alike. Guests choose between the open air dining area overlooking the lake and the indoor bar with its upbeat music and live entertainment. The restaurant specialises in tapas and a Mediterranean menu served in an elegantly casual environment, popular with Colombo’s young trend setters.

Breeze Bar is a bar in Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Bars and pubs, Bars

Breeze Bar

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Located by the pool of Cinnamon Grand Hotel, the Breeze Bar is open-sided with a relaxed atmosphere. With décor inspired by Balinese culture, the bar provides the perfect setting for a meeting with friends, an idyllic gathering with like-minded souls or simply to relax in the cool of a lingering evening. Tropical cocktails, finger foods and luscious sandwiches make up the appetising menu; every Saturday there’s a poolside BBQ.

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Capital Bar and Grill
Markus Gortz
Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Capital Bar and Grill

The Capital Bar and Grill offers a veritable feast for the palate and the eye. The show kitchen allows patrons to observe the master chefs as they whip up succulent dishes. At the bar area, mixologists shake up fine concoctions. The Capital Bar and Grill boasts an extensive selection of whiskies, fine wines and cocktails, delectable steaks and seafood grills.

Cheers Pub is pub in Colombo
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Bars and pubs, Pubs

Cheers Pub

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Catch some sporting action on the big screen at Cheers where the food served is of traditional British pub food. A game of snooker or pool or even classical pub games such as darts are available for an exciting time.

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Cloud Red is a bar in Colombo
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Bars and pubs, Bars

Cloud Red

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Perched on the 26th floor of the Cinnamon Red Hotel, Cloud Red is the highest rooftop bar in Colombo. Providing an unobstructed 360º view of the city, Red is the pervading theme, of course with some other colours thrown in. There are stunning views of the ocean, harbour or the twinkling lights of the city at night, or you can catch the spectacular sunset if you make it to the bar before 5.45pm.  Comfy seating creates a very relaxed ambience spiced with some contemporary jazz, and there is a sheltered enclosure if it happens to rain. The menu has a varied selection of beverages, tapas and some fusion dishes; the service is fast and efficient. Cloud Red’s a great place to chill, muse on the view and nibble away on some tasty snacks. 

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Bars and pubs, Bars

Lobby Bar

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Whether you’re socialising, enjoying a drink or reviving cup of  tea, the Lobby Bar is an ‘all in one’ venue. If you walk into the Lobby Bar during the afternoon, appetising delicacies along with pure Ceylon tea, buffet style, will give you a taste of charm. As dusk sets in the Lobby Bar is transformed into an elegant setting for sipping cocktails or an after dinner digestif. 

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Yumi is a restaurant in Colombo
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Restaurants, Japanese

Yumi

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Yumi is a modern exposition of a sushi bar at Taj Samudra Hotel. As you step inside, the change in environment is overwhelming, with the sudden appearance of sleek polished tables and plush orange chairs around the opulent hallways and high ceiling, giving out the vibe of a very happening and upbeat city. Yumi is host to a flair bartender and DJ music in the evenings. The menu varies from hot and cold appetisers, to miso soup, sashimi, nigiri, temaki, teppanyaki, gohan (rice), entrees, desserts and Japanese teas.

Loft Lounge Bar is a bar in Colombo
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Bars and pubs, Bars

Loft Lounge Bar

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A charming space with a one-of-a-kind interior and dim lighting to create the right mood for relaxing, The Loft at the Colombo Courtyard is about being trendy but basic, albeit in a wonderful way. Recycled pieces of scrap such as tractor parts for bar stools, crinkled sheet ceilings and cushions made out of sacks make up most of the décor. While it is unconventional, the drinks are traditional made by a bar tender who can also whip up some impressive cocktails.

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ON14

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As the sun goes down, ON14 comes alive in a neon glow with clinking glasses and chirpy customers. The rooftop bar and lounge provides mesmerising views of the shoreline and of Colombo itself. On the roof top of OZO Colombo, the lively space with an eclectic setting fanned by the sea breeze is the perfect place to let loose. Whether you are in need of a place to relax and chillout with a refreshing beverage, to converse with friends or to relish the beautiful tropical sunset, ON14 has you covered. Hip live music keeps the atmosphere happening while reputed DJs spin House, techno and retro tunes all night long. The mixologists know how to prepare a cocktail to get you into your groove. ON14 serves an exciting range of drinks and tapas, some with a Sri Lankan twist, especially a spicy one. Diners can indulge in mouthwatering and wholesome meals at the bar and lounge. If you are in need of something hearty on weekends, head over for a scrumptions brunch. Be it snacks or burgers, ON14 has the perfect fix for almost every hunger pang. ON14 hosts unique theme nights, like Halloween that are great fun, while the regular deals such as ladies nights, are quite popular amongst the city’s workaholics as well as tourists. The rooftop pool is ideal to host a pool party and celebrate with a splash. Catch a glimpse of the pastel hued Colombo skyline, relish the salty ocean breeze or dance the night away at ON14!

Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Bommu

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To relax and get a way from the busy buzz of Kandy. Amidst the hustle and bustle of busy Kandy, lies the hotel Ozo Kandy, The bommu restaurant, which is a part of hotel, takes a modern, chic look with contemporary interior and relaxing blue waters. Near the pool and a part of the rooftop, Bommu offers drinks and meals in a chilled out ambience. Dominated by the blue of the pool and blue cushions, surrounded by the greens of the environment, the Bommu restaurant is the ideal place to have a stylish day out. It is the perfect place to put your feet up and have a good time with friends, family or a place to spend time alone by yourself.  Bommu restaurant will be the highlight of your day, no matter what kind of day you’ve had.

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CÉ LA VI
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Nightlife, Clubs

CÉ LA VI COLOMBO

The striking and gamorous setting of red and beige opens out to a dramatic skyline of Colombo and the Indian Ocean. CÉ LA VI Colombo located at the rooftop of the Kingsbury Hotel has added a novel dimension to the bustling city's nightlife. Complete with an exotic lounge and elegant restaurant, this is the latest iconic rooftop venue of the international brand CÉ LA VI. A convergence of style, adventurous cuisine as well as specially selected music, the lounge fosters a feel of an oasis in the sky. It has an ambience that transforms with the moods of nature; leisurely at dusk and exciting at night. A mix of classic and modern tunes fill the air as specially handpicked DJs bring to life the unique 'CÉ LA VI atmosphere'.  There are daily 'Sunset Sessions' while live DJ sessions commence at 5pm. To maintain a diverse vibe, the lounge hosts a variety of theme nights such as 'Social Funktion', 'Sky High Groove' and 'Classic Past and Present'. Fanned by the ocean breeze,CÉ LA VI Colombo is the ideal place to relax while enjoying refreshing beverages crated by the region's finest mixologists. Inspired by the island's tropical ingredients, the signature cocktails have been specially curated for Sri Lanka and are perfectly suited for the balmy weather. The tapas menu features skewers, an array of maki and tempura that all take their cue from modern Asian cuisine.  A glittering corridor embellished with a bamboo feature leads to the CÉ LA VI restaurant, where a formal dining settin

Traveller’s bar
Galle Face Hotel Colombo
Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Traveller’s Bar

The Traveller’s Bar, Galle Face Hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean presents a pleasant view of the sea. The newly renovated bar bestows a serene ambience and the charming atmosphere is an ideal getaway to sneak peak after office hours with your loved ones. With antique interior and wood creating a cosy space, it is the ideal place to relax and have a cold beer.  

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Oasis Lounge

With a soothing ambience, an extensive bar menu, and easy access, the Oasis lounge is perfect to unwind after a long day.

Bars and pubs, Bars

Margarita Blue

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The mood in Margarita Blue is anything but blue. It’s a jolly ground floor cocktail lounge with great live music (by Mirage from Wednesday to Saturday), especially retro. There’s traditional pub games too, such as darts, snooker and pool, and even a giant screen for sports fans to catch up on the latest game, keeping patrons engrossed. If the mood is right and the music cool, dance along to it; it’s that kind of place. 

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The Library is a pub in Colombo
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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

The Library

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At the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel there is an exclusive club and lounge that is distinctively different. The Library is all about contrast. By day it’s a place for informal or formal meetings and a space to enjoy some quiet time. However, on most nights it transforms to a club with DJ music and live bands calling on the party spirit of members and resident guests of the hotel. The club features a personal bottle bank, pool table, karaoke lounge and a delicious spread of snacks.

The Hut at Mount Lavinia
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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

The Hut at Mount Lavinia

The Hut at Mount Lavinia is an all- time favourite place to chill out with friends. Located conveniently within Mount Lavinia Hotel, The Hut is open from Thursday to Saturday from 6pm onwards. Whether you are on the search for a cozy ambience to chill out with live entertainment or slip into the weekend mood with tantalising food, The Hut is the place to be. The Hut offers an exciting menu that varies from fresh salads to quick bites and snacks, to relish your hunger pangs. The Lavinia Classic Caesar Salad is a crispy platter finely curated with crunchy iceberg lettuce tossed with creamy garlic and herb dressing served with chicken tenders and Parmesan. Seafood lovers must try the Traditional Cocktail Prawns, served with tangy Marie Rose sauce, which give a tingle to the senses. Be it the Indonesian Chicken Satay or Tempura Lagoon Prawns, the flavours blend delicately to give that hint to the platter. The delightful apple pie or chocolate brownie will melt in the mouth of sweet lovers that results in craving for more. Drinks include international and local beer, wine and spirits. Sip a cocktail as the expert mixologists show their hands-on experience with a lavish spread of beverages in the pub. This beachside pub offers live entertainment, and bands play all night long on Thursdays and Fridays. They also have a sunset happy hour from 6pm – 7pm and late night happy hours from 10pm – midnight. If you are on the lookout for a place to spend the evening hours, The Hut is a r

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The Kings is a bar in Colombo
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Bars and pubs, Bars

The Kings

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On the ground floor of The Kingsbury, near the entrance, The Kings is secluded right behind the grand lobby of the hotel. Red chairs and dark tones, relieved by light hues give character to the bar that is stocked with every kind of beverage fit for a king!  It’s fun to drop in for a quick one or to linger longer in this plush place.

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Cinnamon Lakeside
Restaurants, Cafés

The Lounge

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On first impression The Lounge, set in the lobby of Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel is immediately pegged as a venue ideal for business and casual meetings. It gives off a professional and sophisticated ambience, with guests in business suits in hushed conversation while sipping The Lounge’s specialty coffee, or lone visitors enjoying their solitude as soft piano music plays in the background. The Lounge serves wine, champagne, soups, finger food, grilled, seafood and continental dishes and desserts, and is also known for an impressive compilation of high tea buffet. A live band plays at night.

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In...On the Green
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Restaurants

In on the Green

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In On the Green, facing Galle Face Road, Colombo 3, is one of Colombo’s favourite pubs. The rustic wooden interior and dim yellow lighting create the mood for a lively and cheerful night. Sixties memorabilia along with retro wall hangings and vintage beer barrel enhance the classic pub ambience at In On the Green. It is the ideal setting for a hangout with friends or simply to unwind after a busy day at work. Soothing live music featuring popular Sri Lankan bands coupled with delectable meals make it a great place. Open mic nights are a favourite amongst the patrons. In On the Green also hosts weekly quiz nights to provide an engaging atmosphere for its diners. The cheerful and bustling ambience with comfortable seating, allows one to enjoy the band or for sports fanatics to cheer for their favourite players while enjoying the live screening of sports. Be it cricket, soccer or rugby, all the major international sporting events are screened at the pub. IOG serves a wonderful range of cocktails and mocktails, including their own creative mixes. In terms of food, nearly all pub-favourites feature on the menu. Whether its Fish and Chips, Hot Butter Cuttlefish, Club Sandwich or Burger, you will find them to be delicious and mouthwatering. They also serve a range of scrumptious appetisers and snacks . Drop in during the daily Happy Hour or Late Happy Hour to enjoy deals on beverages and food. The bar’s special offer for the day is also displayed. The atmosphere at Inn

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L.A.B

L.A.B., the Lounge and Bar at Hilton Colombo, is a brilliant place at which to chill out or hold a business or social event. Set at one end of a bustling lobby, the stylish, eclectically-designed interior in hues of orange, brown and grey, affords a view of a scenic lotus pond through its large picture windows. The relaxed but sophisticated lounge is popular for its High Tea.

Galle Face Pool Bar is a bar in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Restaurants

Galle Face Pool Bar

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At Galle Face Hotel, overlooking the beach and the vast ocean, is a wooden terrace and salt water pool. Going for a swim and soaking up the sun and sea breeze sounds like the perfect way to spend the day. There is an added appeal to this scenario. Galle Face Hotel offers casual dining in this relaxed atmosphere at its exclusive Poolside Bar & Terrace. The Restaurant and Bar serves aperitifs, beer, wines, cocktails and spirits, mocktails, tea, coffee and fruit juices along with salads, bites, snacks sandwiches, curries and desserts. The chance to enjoy food and drinks, lounging on a sunbed watching the shimmer of the sea is beguiling.

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Stell Karaoke Bar and Lounge is a bar in Colombo
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Bars and pubs, Bars

Stella Karaoke Lounge & Bar

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Whether you can hold a tune or not, the experience of singing along to ’60s, ’70s or ’80s hits at Stella is fantastic fun. The retro and rock vibes bring memories flashing back to tempt you to sing along, pausing only to enjoy a light snack and a drink from the Stella’s comprehensive menu. 

Restaurants, Fusion

Surf's Up

Enjoy by the poolside with a delightful combination of impressive drinks accompanied by a blend of Western an Asian inspired bites.

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Mirissa Baking Company

Serves freshly baked cakes and snacks to relish in. The delightful range of desserts to tingle the sweet tooth is a specialty here. 

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Secret Garden

Enjoy a comfortable visit to the Secret Garden by Ramada. The poolside location is fantastic for outdoor lovers throughout the day. The enticing menu and the wide beverage selection also entice visitors. 

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Restaurants, Fusion

Tides

Tides specialises in international cuisine. The restaurant serves freshly brewed coffees and fluffy pastries. The restaurant also incorporates a wine bar that serves refreshing beverages and spirits. With soothing music coupled with good food, unwind at the Tide.

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