Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka is an intriguing city that has something for everyone. Over the years the once uninteresting nightlife has transformed into a place that offers plenty of unique options to suit everyone’s tastes. For the youthful partygoers who are looking for loud music, plenty of booze and clicking selfies in the trendiest outfits then Colombo certainly does cater to them.
Many a five-star level hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka has live music playing in the lobby area or other public spaces. These are usually popular among families with children as well as the mature crowds who prefer to have a cup of coffee, converse and listen to the music of popular local bands after a filling dinner.
In terms of dining, there’s an excellent choice of restaurants available in Colombo. You can try the plush restaurants at well-known hotels such as Berjaya Hotel Colombo or try the flavours of the world in different restaurants around the city. Apart from plush restaurants, you can also try out the street food, which is a popular choice among locals for dinner outings. Visitors has an endless list of street food choices any many of these dishes are uniquely Sri Lankan recipes. Kottu, hoppers, string hoppers, as well as a wide array of localized Chinese food, is available on the streets of Colombo to fill you up at very reasonable rates.
Colombo’s evolving pub culture is coupled with the country’s reputation for its hospitality. Pub hopping will give you a chance to fill your night with great memories and new friends. Sri Lankans are in general a helpful, friendly and hospitable bunch so even if you go out alone in the night you are sure to make friends. Similar to anywhere else in the world, you need to use your discretion on whether or not the people you meet are genuine.
If gambling is your thing then Colombo has a number of casinos. The clubs offer gamblers roulette, baccarat, poker, blackjack, and other games to try their luck as well as complimentary food and drinks, and sometimes music with live bands playing. You need to be 18 years and above to enter these casinos and some of them are permitted only for foreigners.
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