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Nightlife in Colombo

Colombo is a hustling and bustling cityknown as Sri Lanka’s centre of commerce and is famous for its dining, shopping, accommodations and health services and if one thing has been consistent throughout the ups and downs of the past, it has been the partying scene.

The inhabitants of Colombohave their groove on through thick or thin leading to the night life scene in Colombo being ever effervescent and never lacking in drama.

Casino

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Casinos though looked upon with judgemental eyes by the majority of the local populace, have been around for a while. Below is a description of a few of the main casinos in Colombo.

Ballys’ Casino

Located at No. 34, D. R.WijayawardenaMawatha, Colombo 10, it is in close proximity to many of the top hotels in Sri Lanka and the Fort Railway station. It has a restaurant, bar and conference room and is well known for its class, hospitality and food. It does not have slot machines but has a whole host of table games ie; roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker.

Bellagio Casino

Located at No. 430 R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03, it is another one Colombo’s premiere Casinos catering to casual players and high rollers alike, offering customized stay/activity packages to guests with accommodation in partner hotels.

Casino Marina Colombo

Located at No. 430 R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03, it is another one Colombo’s premiere Casinos catering to casual players and high rollers alike, offering customized stay/activity packages to guests with accommodation in partner hotels.Located at No. 30, Marine Drive, Colombo, Casino Marina has drawn a base of loyal customers with 4 floors, the poker floor on the 2nd and VIP floor on the 4th it also offers complimentary 5 star food and beverage to its patrons while maintaining high quality service for its guests and has a restaurant and bar.

Two other noteworthy mentions are the Stardust Casino Colombo at No. 9, 15th Lane, Galle Road, Colombo which is one of the oldest Casinos around which still holds its own and The Ritz Club Sri Lanka at no. 5, Galle Face Terrace, Colombo with 16 tables frequented by local dignitaries and tourists.

Pubs/Night Clubs

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A note to the reader: Most night clubs require an entrance fee from guys ranging from LKR1000 – 2000 depending on the location which generally can be reimbursed once inside. Ladies walk in free.

Taphouse by RnR

Situated in the Dutch Hospital shopping precinct this is the ideal hangout spot after work for people in corporates or if you just want to chill out with friends. They serve a host of beers and other spirits, have live bands playing on most days and a place to dance the highs away.

Which Way West

This relatively new spot at Liberty Arcade is frequented by young ladies and gentlemen alike. It's a good pace for drinks, reasonable food and dancing. Their DJs pump out some solid beats and the rather small dance floor starts to get packed around 10-11 in general giving it an authentic nightclub ambiance.

Floor by O!

It does well as a bar by day and comes alive at night. It has a wide variety of cocktails. Men have to pay a fee to enter after 7 pm which gives it a club like feeling. They generally have fantastic live music albeit a little loud,to which you can get your groove on and EDM from time to time.

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Silk

Silk is situated one floor above Floor by O! and is also a good club where you will generally see a more mature working crowd. Initially you will see laid back groups chilling over some drinks, great food and loud music but do not be fooled. You will soon see people whip out mad skills on the floor and the party goes on till around 3am.

41 Sugar

41 Sugar is also situated in the same building as Floor by O! and is one floor below it. This upscale bar is generally frequented by a classy crowd and has a clean ambiance to it. It also has a small dance floor accompanied by live music and has an excellent track record.

R&B

This equal parts bar equal parts nightclub location has been around for a while and has garnered much media for certain negative incidents in the past which is no fault of its own. Loved by the young and old alike you can be sure to find a party rocking in this place.