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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

How is the nightlife in Colombo?

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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The nightlife of Colombo was not much of a hype until recently. The emergence of the Pub culture gave rise to the throbbing nightlife of Colombo. Only after that the city started emerging as a place for nocturnal life. So, today if you come here, then you will not be short on options for partying. Even though Colombo is no Las Vegas, but there is plenty of nightlife in Colombo. Many casinos/clubs seek your attention with flashing neon lights. The clubs offer gambler’s roulette, baccarat, poker, blackjack, and other games to try their luck as well as complimentary drinks and food and sometimes music with live bands playing. Following are some of the best bets:

  • Mawby's Clillout Pub

    Mawby's is one of the newest pubs in the city offering the perfect mix of a country and western theme. The name itself says its chilled out, which needs no further explanation.  Apart from the usual well-stocked bar, this place also features a large screen where you can watch some of the greatest musicians in concert. The comfy sitting arrangement is yet another add on to the awesomeness of the place.

    Address: No 112, New Bullers Road
    Colombo 05
    Sri Lanka.

  • Zanzibar

    Zanzibar has an amazing ambiance and a well-stocked bar with exotic drinks. On the third floor of the same building is Glow which regularly features a wide variety of live bands, international DJ's and theme nights, which makes sure that every time you go in there you can experience a totally new vibe.

    Address: No.42, Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha
    Colombo 03
    Sri Lanka

  • Bradman Bar - Cricket Club Cafe

    The most popular cricket theme bar in town. The vibes of the place breathes cricket with videos, memorabilia and framed international shirts. It is popular among cricket lovers and non-cricket clients alike. The prices of drinks are quite reasonable and the food is delectable.

    Address: 34, Queens Road
    Off Duplication Road
    Colombo 02
    Sri lanka.

  • Ballys Colombo

    Colombo has a multitude of casinos for you to lay down your chips and take the chance to walk away with loads of money. You can also generally have a good time in there. Bally's Casino, is well-known for its lucky tables and great entertainment. An up town casino designed to reflect class and style
    , and all you have to do is get lost in the world of roulette, blackjack and professional poker.

    Address:  No: 34 D R Wijayawardena Mawatha
    Colombo 10
    Sri Lanka
    Official Website: www.ballyscolombo.com

  • Stardust Casino

    Stardust is a famous casino in Colombo with over 10 years of history, making it one of the oldest casinos in Sri Lanka. Famous for its lucky tables and awesome live entertainment, Stardust is just the place for you to be. Savoury short eats to full meals served in buffet style includes the delicacies of Stardust. There is also the added advantage of being conveniently located close to the heart of Colombo.

    Address: No. 9, 15th Lane
    Colombo 03
    Sri Lanka

A little heads up before you leave! Entrance is only for those over 18 years (so make sure to carry an id to justify) and some clubs offer entrance only to foreigners. Smart casual are advisable for  instant admission. So, without any further ado, book your tickets asap.

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