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Author:  Lanka [ Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs in Colombo

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Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs in Colombo

@ LT / 04Feb2006

BARS & PUBS

AFTER DARK
16 5th Lane, Col. 3,
TEL 4 714357,
HOURS 7 PM - 3 AM
Karaoke hostess bar complete with the usual complementary amenities. Do what you will, but nothing is guaranteed. Interior plush, complete with leather sofas and dim lighting. Band on weekends.
8PM - 10PM
approx.350

BISTRO LATINO
REF FOOD & DRINK / MEXICAN.
TEL 2580063
Great Margaritas (try the peach margarita for a change of pace) and free dance classes for diners (Tue/Fri/Sat). Friendly crowds and good value main meals.
6.30PM - 7.30PM
approx.290

BLIZZ
Park Road, Col. 5,
TEL 2501555,
HOURS 11 AM - 1 AM.
Frequented by 18-25’s. Pool tables and (semi-regular) live music. Dark, grungy vibe.
9.30PM - 3AM
approx.420

BREEZE BAR
Colombo Plaza,
TEL 2320001
Distinguishing itself for its fusion of cocktails this bar offers an intoxicating Caipirinha and stolichmaya. Serves only cocktails. 6PM - 8PM approx.500

CHEERS
Colombo Plaza,
TEL 2320001
Slick up-market pub boasting all day breakfast and wide range of pub activities. Even has an area to store your kids while you sink pints. approx.480

CHECKERS
Castle Street, Colombo 8
More a bar than the fine dining restaurant they claim to be, Checkers has a great vibe on weekends, a 20-something clientele and live music most nights of the week. They are closed on Sundays

CLANCY’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT
29 Maitland Crescent, Col. 7,
TEL 2682945/2683809,
WEB www.clancys.lk
HOURS 11 AM - 3.30 AM
Host of Colombo’s most hotly contested pub-quiz. Serves more than pub grub and features live music six days a week. Cover charge on certain nights. 6PM-8PM approx.580

DELI MARKET BAR
Level 2 World Trade Centre Echelon Square, Col. 1,
TEL 2346777,
HOURS 8 AM - 11 PM
Located in the middle of the food court in the WTC, this bar attracts primarily an office crowd in the late 20s-30s. best for after work beers. 5.30PM - 8.30PM approx.500

ECHELON PUB
Hilton Colombo, Echelon Square Col. 1,
TEL 2544644,
HOURS 11 AM - 2.30 AM
Wood paneled walls and cozy booths. Overpriced pool table but interesting old prints of Sri Lanka on the walls. Distinc ‘Hotel Bar’ atmosphere. Close proximity to the Blue elephant nightclub makes this most logical pre clubbing bar for many.
12PM - 1.30 PM/ 6PM - 8.30 PM
approx.730

FLAG & WHISTLE
5th Floor, 256, Setmil Building,
Srimath Ramanathan Mawatha, Col. 15,
TEL 2485500
HOURS 11AM – 11PM
Spectacular views of the harbour. The largest bar in the city. Despite proximity to nightclubs, expect a more mature crowd and family dining. Best at sunset.
5PM - 7PM
approx.430

Gatsby’s
Hotel Galadari,
Tel 2544544
Huge potential but unrealised thus far. Dimly lit “blues and jazz bar” with superb acoustics but lacking in live music. approx.700

GLOW
Third Floor,
Automobile Association Building,
42 A Sir Mohamed Macan Marker Mw., Col. 3,
TEL 4 714666,
HOURS 6PM onwards.
Slinky two floored bar frequented by the under 30’s. Regular theme nights and excellent Cosmopolitains. Try the seafood kottu upstairs. 6PM - 7PM approx.290

Hippo’s Café & Bar
TEL 2596883
Located near a handy ATM, Hippos draws a young crowd on weekends. Generous food portions and comfy couches to lounge in. 8PM-10PM (THURS/WED) approx.350

Inn on the GREEN
Galle Face,Galle Road , Col 03.
TEL 2239440
HOURS 11AM onwards.
Largest beer selection in the city coupled with true to life pub décor and friendly, helpful staff. Food portions small, but wide authentic selection on menu. approx.590

LE PALACE
REF FRENCH
TEL 5359653

MOLLY’S IRISH PUB
46/38 Nawam Mw., Col. 2.
TEL 2543966,
HOURS 10.30 AM - 3.30 AM
Cosy+dim. This friendly pub is right next to an ATM for easy continuous drinking. Live music 7 nights a week. Cover charge on certain nights. 6.30PM - 7.30PM approx.300

OTTERS BAR
380/1 Bauddhaloka Mw. Col. 7,
TEL 2692308,
HOURS 5.30 PM - 10.30 PM
Members only bar –guests pay nominal charge. Excellent bar snacks and cheap drinks.
approx.200

RAJA BOJUN BAR
REF FOOD+DRINK/ SRI LANKAN
TEL 4 716171.
approx.260

RHYTHM & BLUES
19/1 Daisy Villa Avenue,
Duplication Road, Col. 4.
TEL 5 363859
Favoured hangout of Colombo’s musicians. Live music 6 nights a week. Grungy, down to earth charm with outdoor seating and 4 pool tables in indoor area. Cheese toast tiny but tasty. approx.360

SSC BAR
35 Maitland Place, Col. 7,
TEL 2695362/2696579,
HOURS 6 PM - 12 PM
Members only bar- guests pay nominal charge A/C bar has great view of playing field. Cheap drinks and superb bar food. Try the fried handallo. approx.190

SPORTS PUB
68 W A Silva Mw., Col. 6,
TEL 2592091 / 2
HOURS 6 PM - 3 AM
A pub with a difference. Everything’s sports-oriented from the matches shown on TV to the sports fanatics. Reasonably priced menu, especially the cocktails. approx.310

TANTRA
Third Floor, Automobile Association Building,
42 A Sir Mohamed Macan Marker Mw., Col. 3,
TEL 4 714666,
HOURS 6PM onwards

THE GALLERY CAFÉ
REF F-D/ FUSION
TEL 2582162
approx.620

The CRICKET CLUB CAFÉ
REF RESTAURANT/CAFE
TEL 2501384

THE MIX
Taj Samudra Hotel ,
Galle Face Green, Col. 2,
TEL 2446622,
HOURS 6 PM - 1 AM
Unpretentious for a hotel bar. Live music 6 nights a week.
approx.910

UNION BAR ‘N’ GRILL
REF RESTAURANT/FINE DINING.
TEL 2300613
approx.580

WHITE HORSE
2 Nawam Mw.,Col. 2,
TEL 2304922
HOURS 10AM-2PM, 4PM ONWARDS
Inexpensive drinks, proper bar stools and lots of `people on a Friday night - welcome to the Horse. With a history dating back generations the Horse has been the target of nocturnal groups of young and old seeking a place to drink before they venture out to darker pastures. Expect a young to middle age crowd oc cupying every inch of the bar and spilling out onto the street - a phenomenon only understood by its regular customers but enjoyed by all. Four leather suites can be found upstairs for those in need of a slightly slower pace. During the week, the Horse is a quiet, shadowy and intimate place to have that ‘one’ drink. TIP – The freshly made pork kannar is divine.
approx.300

ZANZIBA
1st & 2nd Floor,
Huejay Court 32B, 1/1,
Sir Mohamed Macan Markar MW., Col. 3,
TEL 2446589
Draws a vibrant crowd of 30-somethings on a weekend and features musci by Judy + Duleep on Fridays nights. A favourite of pre-clubbing drinkers. Wide vegetarian selection in restaurant area. approx.450

ZUMA
REF FOOD & DRINK/RUSSIAN,
TEL 4736655
approx.460

NIGHT CLUBS

BLUE ELEPHANT
Hilton Colombo, Echelon Square, Col. 1,
TEL 2492061,
HOURS 7 PM - 3 AM
Love it or loathe it, Colombo’s premier nightclub continues to draw underage partygoers sneaking out for good fun, an energetic 20-35 set and the old regulars. Colombo’s hardest partying club; prepare for a full-house on weekends. Entrance 500.

BLUE LEOPARD
Grand Oriental Hotel,
2 York Street, Col. 3.
TEL 2320391,
HOURS 7 PM - 2 AM
Once again enjoying a spell of popularity, the Leopard has a male female ratio in favour of the former, but well priced drinks for a nightclub. Entrance 500.

LIBRARY
Trans Asia Hotel,
155 Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mw., Col. 2,
TEL 2544200,
HOURS 7 PM - 3 AM
Attracting a 30+ clientele this library by day, nightclub by night is more sedate than the frantic Blue Elephant. Comfortable chairs, a pool table and dart board lends it a relaxed atmosphere. Members only.

THE HUT
Mount Lavinia Hotel,
102 Hotel Road Mount Lavinia,
TEL 2715221-7,
HOURS 7 PM - 3 AM
Revitalised in 2003 the Hut offers clubbers a great view of the sea from a narrow balcony and 80’s+90’s tunes on deck. Attracts a 30 + clientele. Entrance 500.


karaoke lounges

Lava
The Colombo Hilton,
Echelon Square, Col. 1
TEL 2544644
Croon to your hearts delight while sipping brain-melting Kamikazes. 5 star service and a wide selection of songs.

Nightingale’s
Hotel Galadari, 64 Lotus Road, Col. 1,
TEL 2544544
A wide selection of old songs though range of new tunes are limited. Mixture of old and young crowd in confined space. Friendly service.

Soprano’s
29 Maitland Crescent, Col. 7
The most spacious full-time Karaoke Bar in Colombo. Good sound system and microphones. Music Selection large but not the most upto date.


Weekenderz (ZanZiba)
TEL 2446589
Enforcing an equal male to female ratio Weekenderz is Colombo’s newest club. Decorated in vibrant blue + orange it nicely counterpoints the darker lounge ZanZiba downstairs.

CASIN-OS

BALLY’S CLUB
14 Dharmapala Mw., Col. 3.
TEL 2573497
HOURS 6 PM - 5 AM
Games include not allowed, not allowed, not allowed and not allowed. Bets start at Rs.500 and table limit on games is Rs.5 lakhs. Friendly staff. Entrance free.

BELLAGIO
430 Duplication Road, Col. 3
TEL 2575271
HOURS 6 PM - 5 AM
Games include not allowed, not allowed, not allowed and Asian not allowed. Minimum bets start at approx. Rs.500 (except not allowed - Rs.50) and table limits vary. Foreigners and members free. Guests must be accompanied by members.

MGM CLUB
170 Galle Road, Col. 4
TEL 2591319 / 2502268,
HOURS 6 PM - 5 AM
Games on offer include not allowed, not allowed, not allowed and Asian not allowed. Bets start at approx. Rs.500 and extend to Rs.10, 000. A mainly Chinese and local crowd. Entrance free.

STAR DUST CLUB
9, 15th Lane, Col. 3,
TEL 2573493
HOURS 6 PM - 5 AM
Offers not allowed, not allowed, not allowed and Rummy. Bets start at Rs.200 and table limits vary. Show of at least Rs.5000 at entrance required for local gamblers.

THE RITZ CLUB
5 Galle Face Terrace, Col. 3,
TEL 2341496,
HOURS 6 PM - 5 AM
Games include not allowed, not allowed and not allowed. Minimum bets range from Rs.1000 to 2000. Table limits vary. Good food. Entrance free.

Pool & Billiards

CUE CAFE
REF restaurants/chinese
TEL 2735977 250

HOTSHOT
4th Floor Majestic City, Col. 4
TEL 2552424
HOURS 10 AM - 2 AM
A decent and clean atmosphere for a member of the genre. The obvious choice for a quick game of pool after a movie at the Majestic. 300

POTLUCK
6 Duplication Road, Col. 5
TEL 2556350
HOURS 11 AM - 12 PM
One of Colombos bright and shiny parlours this caters to a young , mostly male, non drinking set and its American sized tables are full most days late in the evening. 300

QUEEN’S CAFÉ
REF RESTAURANT / CAFE’S,
TEL 2508345 300

SHOOTERS
29 Maitland Crescent, Col. 7
TEL 2682945
HOURS 10 AM - 3 AM
Four pool tables and a single snooker table are packed close in this suitable dimly lit parlour. A wall projector plays cable constantly on mute with upbeat music piped through the room. 250

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