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Rooftop Bars Colombo

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Rooftop Bar Colombo
Courtesy of Cloud Red at Cinnamon Red

Colombo Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

The city often called 'Southern Asias Las Vegas' offers some great nightlife, and what better way to experience it than on one of the best Colombo rooftop bars. But which is the best rooftop bar Colombo?

You'll find the answer right here, with the ultimate guide to the best roof terraces in the capital of Sri Lanka, offering views over both the ocean and the Twin Towers. Packed with all info you need about each rooftop: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Just scroll down and find the Colombo rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

9 best rooftop bars in Colombo

Rooftop bar Colombo Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar in Colombo

Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar

$$$ | 8th floor | Fort
  • Highlights
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Fresh & trendy

Located on the 8th floor of hotel Fairway Colombo, right in the commercial, tourist and historical hub called Colombo Fort, Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar holds both an indoor lounge and an outdoor terrace offering grand city views. Chill and trendy in setting, the rooftop bar offers fantastic cocktails made to perfection, along with very fresh food, all in a warm and friendly enviroment. Perfect place for relaxing outings, highlighted by the in-house DJs playing custom mix tapes.

Rooftop bar Colombo Cloud Red at Cinnamon Red in Colombo

Cloud Red at Cinnamon Red

$$$ | 26th floor | Kollupitiya
  • Highlights
  • Highest
  • Amazing views
  • Buzzing yet relaxed

Perched on the 26th floor of the Cinnamon Red, the sparkling Cloud Red is the highest rooftop bars Colombo has to offer. Dressed in a trendy suit, mixing a stylish interior lounge with a breezy outdoor terrace, here you get amazing views over both the city skyline and out over the ocean. From the cool and red-lit rooftop bar you can order a nice selection of signature cocktails and mocktails, as well a classics, wine, pitchers to share and tapas, including seafood, meat and vegetarian options.

Rooftop bar Colombo Sky Yard at Hotel MaRadha in Colombo

Sky Yard at Hotel MaRadha

$$$ | 9th floor | Bampalapitiya
  • Highlights
  • Modern
  • Ocean views
  • Rooftop pool

Found at the Hotel MaRadha Colombo, Sky Yard is quite a new addition to the Colombo rooftop scene. Located next to the hotel's impressive rooftop pool, the rooftop restaurant and bar holds both an interior lounge and an open-air terrace. Modern and lush, it comes surrounded with panoramic views over the ocean and Port city. Enjoy a menu filled with signature cocktails, wine, local beer, top-shelf liquor and an exotic selection of fresh and twisted tapas.

Rooftop bar Colombo Sky Lounge at The Kingsbury in Colombo

Sky Lounge at The Kingsbury

$$$$ | 10th floor | Fort
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • City & coastline views
  • Prime entertainment

After a few years at CÉ LA VI Colombo, the rooftop at the luxurious The Kingsbury Hotel is once again home to the Sky Lounge. Floating above the tourist and historical hub Fort, the chic rooftop offers both interior and outdoor seating, and comes surrounded with fantastic views over both the city and the Indian Ocean. Here you can indulge in carefully crafted signature cocktails and premium beverages, as well as an impressive á la carte tapas menu and plenty of prime entertainment.

Rooftop bar Colombo Vistas Bar at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo in Colombo

Vistas Bar at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

$$$$ | 24th floor | Kollupitiya
  • Highlights
  • Trendy
  • 360° views
  • Fantastic cocktails

Vistas Bar is one of the most elevated and trendy rooftop venus found in Colombo. A social meeting point where people gather to enjoy the beautiful 360° view of the city and sea. The terrace is perched on the 24th floor giving it a fantastic overlook of all the elements, near and far. From the rooftop bar you can not only order fantastic signature cocktails, but also smoke your cocktail in a fusion shisha, and enjoy sharing plates from all over the world.

Rooftop bar Colombo Ward7 at Jetwing Colombo Seven in Colombo

Ward7 at Jetwing Colombo Seven

$$$ | 13th floor | Kurunduwatta
  • Highlights
  • Infinity pool
  • Panoramic views
  • Restobar

Named after its location on Ward Place, Ward7 is a rooftop restobar, perched on the top floor of Jetwing Colombo Seven. This Colombo rooftop offers a spectacular panoramic view over the city and its surroundings. With a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, and open throughout the day, this is a perfect spot for both daytime relaxation or a romantic cocktail in the evening. Make sure to try and time a sunset and you are in for a treat. Or even better, stay at the hotel and enjoy the absolutely amazing rooftop infinity pool.

Rooftop bar Colombo ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Colombi

ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge

$$$ | 14th floor | Colombo 04
  • Highlights
  • Lounge & restaurant
  • Ocean views
  • Infinity pool

Perched on top of the Radisson Hotel Colombo, right by the ocean, ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers panoramic views over the water, as well as over the Colombo skyline. This rooftop bar and lounge meets restaurant offers a contemporary setting, where you can enjoy a wide range of local and international cuisine, seasonal and creative signature cocktails, as well as all the 'regular' drinks. Visit for happy hour sunset cocktails or late night vibes with the inhouse DJ. Or even better, stay at the hotel and enjoy the amazing infinity rooftop pool.

Rooftop bar Colombo Cloud Café

Cloud Café

$$$ | 3rd floor | Kollupitiya
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Live music
  • Great ambience

At the third floor of the boutique Colombo Court Hotel & Spa, right in the heart of the city, you find Cloud Café, a large roof terrace perfect for some cocktails under the stars. The rooftop comes with a chill-out vibe and a friendly service, so a great place for a relaxing night out with friends or family. Enjoy a wide selection of finger food, fresh cocktails, live music every Friday and rooftop cinema at special occasions.

Rooftop bar Colombo Vu Resto-Bar in Colombo

Vu Resto-Bar

$$$ | 5th floor | Kirulapone
  • Highlights
  • 360-view
  • Relaxed atmosphere

Famous for its relaxed atmosphere, city views and tasty bar food. Especially their ribs are known to be superb. Located in the Kirulapone area, a bit off the coastline, so unfortnunately you won’t get any ocean view from here. But the city view is specatacular among skyscrapers and neon lights. Choose between a wide selection of well made and classic cocktails along with a large food menu where you can find most of the bar classics. Very unpretentious and easy-going vibe, and a perfect rooftop bar for a relaxing after work.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

Rooftop bar Colombo

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: Dec-April

Residents: 6 millions

Climate: tropical monsoon

Colombo is warm enough for rooftop bars to stay open year around. The only thing to take in consideration is the monsoon periods, with most rain in May and September-November. The city is quite famous for it night life, with several casinos, pubs, nightclubs and also rooftop bars. The rooftop bars are in general open all days of the week and you can choose between panoramic skyline views or more picturesque views over the ocean and the sunset.

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About Colombo

Colombo is Sri Lankas's largest city with 6 million inhabitants, and also the capital. The city is located on the south east edge of the island and has one of Asia's most busy ports. Now a days the city's most famous building are the Twin Towers, at 40 stories high they are the city's highest.