Sri Lankans are a happy lot of people who love to have a good time and also show their guests a good time. After a day of sightseeing or shopping, checking out the nightlife in Sri Lanka is a must-do activity. Sri Lankan nightlife offers you many options, pubs, and bars for those seeking a chilled out evening. Nightclubs if you would like to dance and have a good time or even casinos if you are feeling particularly lucky.
Some of the nicest bars and pubs include Cheers Pub, Inn on the Green, King of the Mambo and Colombar among many others.
Nightlife in Sri Lanka is not restricted to Colombo but most of it is in fact centered around the capital city. You can try your luck at a game of poker, roulette, baccarat or blackjack at one of the famous Casinos, better known as clubs. Some of the most frequented are Bally’s, Bellagio and Star Dust. Gaming however is only for foreign-passport holders.
Meet interesting people and dance the night away at many places, depending on the ambience and the music you are in the mood for. Rhythm and Blues, Silk and Chiller room are ideal party venues Colombo, but you could also discover beach parties brimming with vibrance and vitality along the coastal line in Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Unawatuna, and Arugam bay.
If all the partying makes you hungry for a quick bite, the night-owl menu at Cinnamon Lakeside complete with traditional milk rice and soft, fresh, over roasted bread is a treat. Or stopover for spicy masala cheese kottu rotti with an iced lime juice from Hotel De Pilawoos.
When you are in Sri Lanka, nightlife tips to remember are to dress smart casual for instant access to the clubs. No one under the age of 18 will be permitted and please note that alcohol will not be sold on any poya day in Sri Lanka.