Up to a few years ago, Colombo was lacking in a variety of nightlife. Recently however, a rash of nightspots has popped up in a short space of time giving everyone who likes to indulge in such activities, more options. Although there are several nightclubs and bars catering to young adults, those with live bands (mostly of excellent standard), are very popular with a more mature clientele.
A wide choice of excellent restaurants can be found in Colombo and a few other places, serving a range of cuisines. Don't forget to try out the street-side joints where you will often find some of the tastiest food.
One of the biggest revolutions in Colombo's nightlife is the emergence of a Pub Culture, so coupled with Sri Lanka's reputation for being a hospitable place, engaging in a pub-crawl is sure to fill your night with great memories and new friends.
Colombo is an intriguing city with something for everyone, a place constantly changing, reinventing itself and moving forward as well as keeping some of its old lustre. One thing is for sure, you can never get bored in Colombo with so much to see and do.
Although no Las Vegas, there is plenty of nightlife in Colombo. Many casinos, or otherwise also called clubs here, scream for your attention with flashing neon lights. 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. Entrance is only for those over 18 years and some clubs offer entrance only for foreigners. Be dressed in smart casual for instant admission.