When it comes to nightlife in the lavish city of Colombo, there is no shortage of places to visit and experiences to be had. With an unrelenting selection of restaurants, bars and night-clubs, Colombo is a city that is uncompromising when it comes to nocturnal lifestyle. If you’re a tourist looking for a home-base within Colombo, there are plenty of accommodation options available ranging from the luxurious to the homely. For instance those properties belonging to Citrus Leisure would prove to be well worth time and effort as these popular Sri Lanka resorts would offer the ardent traveler a wealth of luxuries to choose from.
A short walk away from The Steuart by Citrus lies the infamous Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Named so because the building, considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo-Fort area, was initially a hospital built in the 1600s to be in the service of the Dutch East India company. It is now a heritage building and has been converted into a shopping and dining precinct. The precinct contains some of the elite restaurants in Colombo and some of the city’s trendiest bars. When it comes to dining there’s The Ministry of Crab a fine-dining establishment spearheaded by cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. One of the most popular bars in the precinct is The Brewery by O! which is reputedly one of the best bars in the country when it comes to variety of food and drink as well as value for money.
When it comes nightclubs, there are plenty to choose from, some of the most popular choices being Amuseum, My Kind of Place, and Rhythm of Blues. Each of these nightclubs is unique and are highly specialised in regards to theme and choice of music. Live-music is also highly popular while electronic music is common as well. After a long night of pub-crawling or clubbing, one should never forget to sample some of Sri Lanka’s iconic street food before calling it a night.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.