4 Best Rooftop Bars in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Image:  Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar Colombo

Image: Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar Colombo


Here’s some food (and G&Ts) for thought on why Colombo must be on your list of top things to do in Sri Lanka.

A city with summertime all year and these gorgeous rooftop bars. Although they may not rival Baba Nest in Thailand or the Popinjays Hong Kong they are certainly worth a visit for their picturesque views, cosy wrap around terraces and solid menus.



Botanik Rooftop Bistro and Bar


Lush. Chic. Contemporary.

Inspired by all things Botanical, this lively 8th story speakeasy over the Fairway Colombo has the best rooftop views in Colombo. A bistro cafe by day and bistro bar by night with a long – and we mean really long bar with a drinks menu that’s kept exciting and fresh. Palms and ferns, buzzing entertainment and carefully curated food perfectly complements the elegant ambiance.



Rooftop Restobar Ward 7


A hotel bar with style and sensuality.

We love the panoramic views of the Colombo Skyline and the illuminated high design infinity pool of Ward7 as much as its sharing platters, delicious tapas, cocktails and mocktails. An elevated pocket of urbane tastes, this is a feast for your senses for varied hues of this beautiful city.



CÉ LA VI Colombo


Style, Rhythm and Glitter.

Locals love it and so do travelers looking for the best vibes in Colombo. Perched high atop The Kingsbury Hotel, Ce La Vi is the perfect spot to watch Colombo parade by, city lights twinkling in the far distance of its limits and breath in the salty air wafting in from the Indian ocean. With signature style of the famous Ce La Vi Singapore, the reds, mustards and oranges of its stylish deco, live DJ entertainment and exciting mixologists, ‘this is life’ in Sri Lanka’s cosmopolitan city.



Cloud Red


360 Degree Awe Factor

Hovering over the city is Colombo’s highest rooftop bar. Cloud Red has more than just a stylish vibe. Its awe inspiring views of sunsets, city lights, ocean and skyscrapers vying for the spotlight in a dramatic ever changing skyline keeps it on trend for the sophisticated and a great place for tapas platters, cocktails and nibbles.


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