For a conservative country with strongly embedded traditional values, Sri Lanka has a surprisingly vibrant nightlife filled with music, dance, and gambling as well as theater and fine dining. While no Ibiza or even Goa, nightlife in Sri Lankan Metros especially in Colombo and Galle are dominated by pubs and bars, which offers a right combination of good food, music, and liquor.
If you are an ardent fan of partying and club hopping Colombo nightlife has much to offer. Driving down the streets of Colombo, you can hardly miss colorful lights of the drinking holes, nightclubs, and the casinos while restaurants by the beach host open to all beach parties filled with music and food.
Nightlife in Colombo can also include visiting the few drama theaters in town followed by fine dining or quiet drinks at some of the wine and tea restaurants in Colombo.
However, the best nighttime entertainment in Sri Lanka is the time spent with nature. Head over to Kandy for a romantic night out in the hill country or hike up to Ella to discover the best raves and hipster cafes to dance the night away with your friends. Party like an Islander all night, under the stars on white sandy beaches. Sri Lanka’s pubs, bars, and clubs are a perfect opportunity to meet fellow travelers and even make friends with the locals. Colombo is a hotpot of vibrant personalities and no traveler will ever feel alone on a night out on the town. If you’re down with a group of friends take a sightseeing tour at night and see the city sparkle with the lights of skyscrapers and then head off to a nightclub to end the night in style, or enjoy a quiet night at one of the luxury hotels with an evening swim and an elegant dinner. From exclusive parties in luxury hotels on the coastline to spontaneous beach parties in dive bars and quirky pubs next to the ocean, there’s something exciting for everyone to revel in.