Nightlife Tour of Colombo, Colombo

During the last few years, the night life in Colombo has become more active and now presents a bigger interest for locals and visitors. The majority of clubs and bars are situated inside the big hotels and aside from good music and stylish interiors, they also provide tasty food and drinks. Take this self-guided tour and discover the best night venues.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Nightlife Tour of Colombo Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Tour of Colombo
Guide Location: Sri Lanka » Colombo (See other walking tours in Colombo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: Linda
Blue Leopard

1) Blue Leopard

The popular night club Blue Leopard is situated inside the Grand Oriental Hotel in an awesome environment, filled with refinement and elegance. It enjoys a modern decor, good sound and lighting, a large dance floor and thematic nights with live concerts.
The Boom

2) The Boom

One of the most frequented clubs in the city is The Boom club, situated in the Galadari Hotel at the lobby level. It was newly redecorated and given a more extravagant look. It has an entertaining program with DJs and live bands performing. The club is closed on Mondays.
The Blue Elephant

3) The Blue Elephant

The Blue Elephant, situated in the Hilton Hotel, is the most popular and trendiest night spot in the city. It offers many theme nights during the week, so no one can get bored. The music is provided by local DJs, but foreign ones are often invited as well.
The Library

4) The Library

The Library is an exclusive club situated in the luxury, 5-star Trans Asia Hotel. It is a little quieter than other nightclubs, but very stylish and elegantly decorated. The atmosphere, music, gourmet food and drinks are all of high quality.
My Kind of Place

5) My Kind of Place

The modern club My Kind of Place, also known as The Mix, can be found inside the Taj Samudra Hotel. It is one of the most popular dance venues, offering new tendencies and providing a nice atmosphere, good music and a large variety of tasty cocktails and drinks.
Inn on the Green

6) Inn on the Green

Inn on the Green, situated inside the Galle Face Hotel, is a stylish, traditional English bar that offers authentic food, the best selection of beer and the only drought bitter in the country. You will be pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff and very British atmosphere.
Cheers Pub

7) Cheers Pub

Cheers Pub, an authentic British pub, is located in the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. It is an ideal place for chilling and relaxing with great food and drinks and the possibility of watching a game. Cheers pub has also a pool table and a snooker table, in the truly British tradition.

Walking Tours in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Create Your Own Walk in Colombo

Create Your Own Walk in Colombo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Colombo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

The capital and the largest city of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a busy and vibrant metropolis with a mixture of modern life, colonial architecture and ancient ruins. Galle Face Green, Old Parliament House, Khan Clock Tower and many other notable attractions make up this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Tour of Fort and Pettah in Colombo

Tour of Fort and Pettah in Colombo

Colombo's main districts are Fort and Pettah, which represent the financial and business centres of the city. The most impressive hotels and corporations are situated here, yet there are many spiritually valued spots that have been preserved. Take this tour and discover this lively region.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, the country ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British, has a long history reflected in the city's architecture – a mixture of colonial buildings, modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. The majestic Colombo National Museum borders the sprawling Viharamahadevi Park and its giant Buddha. These and other attractions of Colombo make up this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km
Cultural Tour of Colombo

Cultural Tour of Colombo

The cultural life of Colombo is developed and maintained by a large number of venues such as museums, theatres, galleries, temples and exhibition centres. According to your tastes and wishes you can choose between watching a movie or a play, going to a live concert or to a contemporary exhibition, or learning about the history and culture of the city. This tour will guide you through the spots that worth seeing.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Religious Sights in Colombo, Part 2

Religious Sights in Colombo, Part 2

During its history, the city of Colombo was dominated successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, each of them having left significant marks in all aspects of life, including the religious one. Churches, Hindu Kovils, Buddhist Temples and Mosques can be found in the city and its suburbs. This tour will help you discover them.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Religious Sights in Colombo, Part 1

Religious Sights in Colombo, Part 1

Religious life in Colombo was influenced by historic events and different nations such as Portuguese, Dutch and Indian. Here one can see places of worship belonging to Islam, Catholicism and Methodism, each of them revealing the beauty and importance of their religion. This tour will guide you through the most interesting religious spots in the central part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Colombo for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Colombo has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Colombo, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.