Rooftop bars Colombo

Complete guide to the 7 best rooftop bars in Colombo [2020 update]

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Last updated: February 2nd, 2020

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.

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Area:Fort
Rooftop bar Colombo Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar
1

Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar

$$$ 7 Hospital St
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Fresh & trendy

Located on the 8th floor of the fabulous hotel Fairway Colombo, right in the commercial, tourist and historical hub called Colombo Fort, this rooftop bar and restaurant has both an indoor lounge and an outdoor terrace offering grand city views. This chill and trendy place offers fantastic cocktails made to perfection along with very fresh food, all in a warm and friendly enviroment. Perfect place for relaxing times, highlighted by the in-house DJs playing custom mix tapes.

Area:Fort
Rooftop bar Colombo CÉ LA VI Colombo
2

CÉ LA VI Colombo

$$$$ Janadhipathi Mawatha
  • Highlights
  • 10th floor
  • Re-branded
  • Modern Asian cusine
  • Live DJs nightly

Since of summer 2018, the rooftop at the luxurious The Kingsbury Hotel has transformed from Sky Lounge to CÉ LA VI Colombo. With CÈ LA VI's history of award-winning innovative Modern Asian cuisine and mixology, world-class music and grand views, this is definitely a great addition to the Colombo rooftop scene. Both restaurant and lounge, here you can enjoy an elevated dining experience where Modern Asian meets Japanese along with cocktails made to perfection by the very best mixologists. And live DJs every night from 5pm.

Area:Kurunduwatta
Rooftop bar Colombo Ward7 at Jetwing Colombo Seven
3

Ward7 at Jetwing Colombo Seven

$$$ 57 Ward Pl
  • Highlights
  • 13th floor
  • Infinity pool
  • Panoramic views
  • Restobar

Named after its location on Ward Place, this rooftop restobar is perched on the top floor of hotel Jetwing Colombo Seven. One of the highest rooftops in Colombo and from the terrace you get 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.

Area:Colombo 04
Rooftop bar Colombo ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge
4

ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge

$$$ 36-38, Clifford Place
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Lounge & restaurant
  • Ocean views
  • Infinity pool

Set at the hotel OZO Colombo rooftop, 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.

Area:Kollupitiya
Rooftop bar Colombo Vistas at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
5

Vistas at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

$$$$ 24 Srimath Anagarika
  • Highlights
  • 24th floor
  • Trendy
  • Ocean views
  • Fantastic cocktails

This place often ranks as one of the best and trendiest rooftop venus in the whole city. A social meeting point where people gather to enjoy the beautiful view of the city and sea. And the sunset from here is something extra ordinary. The terrace is perched on the 24th floor giving it a fantastic overlook of all the elements, near and far. From the roof bar you can not only order fantastic signature cocktails, but also buy a whole bottle and get all the ingredients needed to mix your own drinks, or smoke your cocktail in a fusion shisha.

Area:Kollupitiya
Rooftop bar Colombo Cloud Café
6

Cloud Café

$$$ 32 Alfred House Ave
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • 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.

Area:Kirulapone
Rooftop bar Colombo Vu Resto-Bar
7

Vu Resto-Bar

$$$ 102, Baseline Rd
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • 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, so a perfect rooftop bar for a relaxing after work.

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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.