10 Things To Do In Colombo At Night

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Colombo has an exciting nightlife including an enthusiastic crowd, themed pubs, enchanting cafes, delectable cuisines, foot-tapping live music, great bands and roulette rolling at the casinos. Some of them are extremely pocket-friendly and nightlife in the city of Colombo is regarded as the best in Sri Lanka. Moreover, the good news for visitors is that the Sri Lankan government has declared gambling legal in the country so the city’s casinos are the true highlight in the nightlife of Colombo. Depending on your budget and preference, here are Colombo’s top 10 things to do at night.

1. Bally's Casino

Bally's Casino, Colombo
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One of the best places to be for enjoying your time in the city, Bally’s Casino is a hot favorite in Colombo’s nightlife. The casino is known for its warm hospitality, trust, respect and great warmth. It has a big area for gaming which is always crowded with tourists as well as local residents. You can begin your stakes with just a few hundred and can take them up to several lacs. The casino treats the players with complimentary drinks and delicious snacks. The casino operates round the clock so you can visit at a convenient time for you.

Bally's Casino

Address: 34 D R Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka

Website: Bally's Casino

2. Rhythm and Blues Nightclub

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Posted by Rhythm and Blues (R+B) on Wednesday, August 4, 2021

This is one of the finest nightclubs of Colombo. In fact, Rhythm and Blues is a welcoming and charming party venue. It features an inviting interior and its menu is known to include lip-smacking finger foods and the best drinks. If you are with a group of your friends then it is a superb place to party in the capital of Sri Lanka.

Rhythm and Blues Nightclub

Address: 19/1, Daisy Villa Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Facebook: Rhythm and Blues Nightclub

3. Loft Lounge Bar

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Step into a unique restaurant and pub with an atmosphere that feels authentic and exclusive. Tastefully decorated and...

Posted by Loft Lounge Bar on Saturday, February 29, 2020

An excellent place to relax and rejuvenate and features arty and quirky interiors. Loft Lounge Bar is a charming and trendy hangout bar that showcases recycled scraps such as sack cushions, tractor pieces used on barstools and ceiling sheets. The bar’s top sellers include whipped cocktails and classic drinks. It is also known for its interesting menu and friendly staff, which makes clubbing an amazing experience in Colombia. It is open from 8 pm to 3 am every day.

Loft Lounge Bar

Address: Colombo Courtyard, Alfred House Ave, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka

Facebook: Loft Lounge Bar

4. Bellagio Casino

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Posted by BellagioColombo on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This casino is strategically situated in the city of Colombo. Bellagio Casino has tables with low stake games right near the entrance while the high rollers are placed in the center of the gaming area. Once you start bidding at the casino frequently you can enjoy the food and drinks absolutely free of cost. You will find a cheerful and lively atmosphere with players seen celebrating their victory. Enjoy an eventful evening in this exciting gambling world of Black Jack, Roulette, and Three Card Jack. The casino operates round the clock every day.

Bellagio Casino

Address: 430 R A De Mel Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Website: Bellagio Casino

5. Zaza Bar

Casa Colombo
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The bar will give you an illusion of being outside as you enjoy its comfortable indoors. Zaza Bar is surrounded by glass ceilings and walls and features an abstract and contemporary environment. The string of neon lights that are added to its interior enhances the bar’s ambiance by lending appealing hues. Indulge yourself either with gastronomical delights or extensive cocktails as you sway to the sleuthing music in the bar. It’s open from 8 am in the morning to 12 am at night, daily

Zaza Bar

Address: Casa Colombo, 231, Galle Rd, Colombo 00400, Sri Lanka

Website: Zaza Bar

6. ON14 Rooftop Bar

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Posted by ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

This rooftop bar is one of the major highlights of Colombo’s nightlife. Many patrons will tell you that you can get the best views of Colombo from ON14. The bar reflects glamor, class, and sophistication. There is a rooftop swimming pool, which further adds fun and style to the place, Enjoy some out-of-this-world beverages, decor, clientele, and food here. A key highlight of the place is its quirky chandelier that keeps changing its color. You can also enjoy a mesmerizing view of the mighty Indian Ocean. This is an ideal bar where you can plan a memorable evening with your special date.

ON14 Rooftop Bar

Address: No: 36-38, Clifford Place, 14th Floor - OZO, Colombo 00400, Sri Lanka

Website: ON14 Rooftop Bar

7. Sky Lounge

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Enjoy the fresh air and Fresh vibes that only the Colombo sky can provide! ​ Wine and dine while enjoying the views and...

Posted by The Kingsbury Hotel on Saturday, August 14, 2021

This is one of the coolest inclusions to the happening nightlife of Colombo. Sky Lounge is regarded as a hippy nightclub in Colombo that features awesome parties, beverages and creative food items on its menu. It is indeed a phenomenal site with their signature-styled molecular cocktails, premium champagnes and high-quality cigars. The place also offers spectacular views of the old parliament, Galle Face, and the famous Colombo Port. Sky Lounge is open from 5.30 pm in the evening to around 3 am in the morning.

Sky Lounge

Address: 10th Floor, No. 48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka

Website: Sky Lounge

8. Molly’s Pub

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Molly’s Pub is an Irish Bar owned by a lady called Annette who ensures that the patrons can unwind themselves in a lively and relaxed space every time they visit. The pub is hidden in Nawam Mawatha and the owner always extends a warm welcome to her patrons. The place is famous for its lively environment, Irish delicacies, live performances and cozy ambiance. You can visit the pub in between 10 am to 12 am every day.

Molly’s Pub

Address: 46/38, Nawam Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo, Sri Lanka

9. Watch sunset at Mount Lavinia

Sunset at Mount Lavinia
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If you want to marvel at the beauty of the sunset while in Colombo, Mount Lavinia is one of the ideal places to do so. There are some really good hotels in the neighborhood with all the necessary facilities. So you can stay back for the night at one of them after enjoying the beauty of the sunset.

Watch sunset at Mount Lavinia

Address: 45 Initium Rd, Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

10. Night tour of the city

Colombo at night
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Your trip to the city of Colombo will remain incomplete if you do not enjoy a night tour of the place. Some of the major highlights of the city’s night tour include Independence Memorial, shopping at Laksala, which is a handicrafts emporium owned by the state, a boat ride on Lake Diyawanna, and a visit to the Arcade Independence Square, among many other interesting sites.

Night tour of the city

Address: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Website: Night tour of the city

Come, enjoy Colombo's scintillating nightlife

Colombo - Lake
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Our recommendations above will definitely give you a fair idea that your travel to Sri Lanka remains incomplete if you do not experience the happening nightlife of the city of Colombo.

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