Pub Sinhara gets brownie points for its menu and decor, but the cocktails let it down.
A Mexican-themed rooftop bar by Trillium Boutique City Hotel.
Panorama is a bar cum restaurant that we don't love as a restaurant, though we have heard good things about the bar. Come here at sunset for the view and don't be too picky about anything else.
At a great view of a riverbank to chill with some delicious food
The Floor By O! has been around for a while now, we've been there before and we find ourselves going back more. With very reasonable prices, competent staff and good music, they seem to know what…
One of the best views anywhere in the city or the region, in an incredibly under-rated colonial property.
Cloud Red is the newest and highest rooftop bar in Colomb. The view from the top is spectacular, their cocktails are good and so is the food. The drinks are a bit pricey but with the ambience we…
A very modern bistro/bar on top of the Fairway Hotel.
Machang Nawala is at Nugegoda now. After the untimely death of their Nawala branch, Machang has claimed a new spot down Stanley Thilakeratne Mawatha.
The RePubLk has come through steadily since they opened a few years go. The quality of their food and drinks have managed to stay the same, but somehow they aren't as great as they used to be.
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This is one of Colombo's real hidden gems so do make the time for a visit. Evenings are best and though the upstairs is for members only you can either recruit a member friend or just wander up…
The Lion Pub has the best entrance of any bar in Colombo and really cheap beer and good food in large portions
Havelock Place Bungalow has got a charming little restaurant with a Barefoot-esque alfresco and good food. The prices aren't too bad, and their home-made ice cream is great.
The aptly-named Flamingo House is the newest—and probably funkiest— addition to Colombo’s restaurant repertoire. The food is inconsistent but interesting, but the excellent cocktails and crazy…
Between a Maldivian restaurant and a playground is a strip of sand that leads to a broad beach and the Indian ocean. Lani's decorated fishing boat will be on your left. The entrance is behind the…
A pricey pub "hidden" behind a flower shop.
Perched on top of the OZO Colombo is the equally swanky ON14 Rooftop Lounge & Bar. Pool bar by day and lounge bar by night, ON14 is one of the highest spots for a drink in the city.
Taphouse is the replacement for the beloved Brewery By O! in Dutch Hospital. Everything is basically worse than it used to be but it's still a great location.
VU Restobar is a wonderful rooftop bar at the Best Western Hotel. They serve up some great food, their drinks aren't too shabby and the view is breathtaking.
As far as beach bars go, Shore By O! is by far the most popular. Not all their drinks are excellent, but they do the best beer cocktails around and their bites aren’t too shabby either.
An Italian restaurant on Negombo's popular hotel strip (Porutota Road).
We liked Sugar Bistro in the past and three years down the line that still hasn't changed. Their food is tasty, they offer a great atmosphere for dining and the service is some of the best…
The Kings is the lobby bar of The Kingsbury hotel.