Kollupitiyah has transformed into one of Colombo‘s most commercially significant districts, home to a multicultural community and numerous vendors. The awakening city offers an increasingly bustling nightlife scene with Kollupitiya as the site of some of the most exciting new venues. Whether you are looking for a relaxed drink or a dynamic atmosphere, browse our list of the best bars in the district and have a memorable night on the town.
The Floor by O! offers the perfect setting for both enthusiastic dancers and those looking for a laid-back drink and a tasty nibble. With its minimalistic set up and glass features the place oozes elegance and the bar, with its modern steel chairs and ambiance lighting, further enhances the atmosphere. DJs and live bands take care of the evening entertainment, getting visitors in the mood for a fun night out. The extensive drinks menu features national and international options, from spirits to wine and beer, but the most noteworthy drinks are the flamboyant cocktails, which are some of the best in the city. Whether you are looking to get down with the music or kick back in one of the comfortable armchairs with a delicious beverage, The Floor by O! has successfully combined great design with a good drinks list.
Address: 41 3/1 Maitland Crescent, Colombo 7, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 674299
Colombo Courtyard is one of the city’s trendiest boutique hotels, with a dedication to sustainability. The hotel attracts numerous travelers with its rustic charming rooms and laid back vibes. The hotel’s very own bar, the Loft Lounge Bar, offers a unique environment featuring furniture consisting of recycled goods such as tractor stools, steel roof sheets and cushions manufactured from sacks. Within the industrial design setting visitors are able to get a taste of some outstanding cocktails, and the skillful and knowledgeable staff is happy to mix up the perfect drink. The bar houses an impressive selection of scotch and wines for those looking for premium spirits. With a focus on innovation and originality, Colombo Courtyard has created one of the city’s coolest hangout spots, where you can indulge in a wide range of cocktails and leave the stresses of the week behind.
Address: 32 Alfred House Ave, Colombo Courtyard, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 4 645333
Situated close to the Colombo racecourse, the RnR Restaurant has been set up like a mixture of restaurant and bar and its pub-like atmosphere provides the perfect spot in which to enjoy a few relaxed drinks. The stylish interior offers a view over the cricket grounds and the colonial décor accents alongside the colorful jukebox create the perfect blend of elegance and comfort. The menu consists of a wide range of dishes from pasta, rice and noodles to burgers and seafood dishes. With its homely ambiance, the RnR restaurant is a wonderful place for families during the day, as well as a great spot for a reunion with friends.
Address: 24, Deal Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 112575157
Located at one of Colombo’s most acclaimed hotels, the Cinnamon Red, Cloud Red is not only one of the trendiest rooftop bars in the city but it’s also the highest. Situated on the 26th floor of the premium hotel, the bar’s theme, as its name suggests, revolves around the color red. The stylish bar, complete with red LED lighting, serves outstanding drinks and skilfully mixes up some marvelous cocktails. Should you find yourself craving something to eat, the select food menu features a range of delicious tapas, fusion dishes and other tasty snacks. With its unobstructed 360 degree view, Cloud Red is the ideal spot from which to watch the sun disappear behind the waves of the Indian Ocean. Relaxed jazz tunes and comfortable armchairs invite you to lean back and sip one of the excellent drinks while soaking in the elegant atmosphere.
Address: 59 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 145145
The Cricket Club Café has dedicated itself entirely to the popular sport it is named after. It was established in 1996 by James and Gabrielle Whight, two cricket lovers from Australia. The charming pub offers a sumptuous food menu in a laid back environment in which customers can enjoy a few rounds of beer or wine. Next to a scenic veranda, the venue features a private function room as well as an informal dining area and a rustic bar. Filled with cricket memorabilia from original newspaper articles to photos, posters and signed personal belongings, the owners have created a unique concept. This place is not just the favored hangout for cricket enthusiasts, the restaurant attracts numerous visitors with its excellent dishes, its reasonably priced drinks and its friendly and efficient staff.
Address: 34 Queens Rd, Kollupitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 250 1384
Sugar Bistro & Wine Bar is situated at The Crescat Boulevard and has become one of the most popular venues in Colombo in which to sample a few classy drinks and while away the evening hours. Within the elegant room featuring dark wooden chairs and cozy couches, visitors can enjoy meals such as hearty burgers, sandwiches and salads as they browse an excellent drinks menu which includes numerous exceptional cocktails. The professional staff serves everything with a smile and remains attentive to the needs of guests. Whether you are swinging by for dinner or a few glasses of wine, the Sugar Bistro & Wine Bar’s trendy setting and classic vibes make it the perfect hangout spot. Reasonable prices and generous portions are only a couple of the many reasons to give this place a try on your next trip to Colombo.
Address: Crescat Boulevard, Lobby -L1, Colombo 00300, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 446229