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Places Open Past Midnight in Colombo

2019 Apr 1

‘There’s nowhere to go in this country!’

If you haven’t said this at least once in your life, you’re not from Colombo. This especially holds true when it’s the middle of the night and you’re either bored or, let’s face it, drunk. So (apart from the usual bars and clubs) if you’re constantly complaining about having no place to go after midnight, whether to chill, grab a bite, or shop for some urgent groceries, here’s where you can go.

1. Hotel De Pilawoos
Topping the list is the all-famous Pilawoos, the go-to destination at the end of every drunken night. Whether you’re dining on the street tables, inside, or in your vehicle, Hotel De Pilawoos is always reliable, delicious, and there for you with a Chicken Cheese Kottu when all else fails.

• Open times: 24 hours
• 146 Galle Rd, Colombo 3 – 077 741 7417
• 97 Galle Main Rd, Colombo – 0112 580 125

2. The Dining Room – Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
The Dining Room at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo boasts a 24-hour global gastronomy, with food from around the world, around the clock. They have both a-la-carte and buffet options. Call them up for reservations!

• Open times: 24 hours
• 117 Colombo – Batticaloa Hwy, Colombo
• 0112 491 930

3. Hotel de Plaza
The second go-to spot on Galle Road, Plaza is open 24 hours for your midnight Sri Lankan food cravings.

• Open times: 24 hours
• 3 A2, Colombo 3
• 0114 852 600

4. The Gardenia Coffee Shop – Ramada Colombo
Ramada’s main restaurant, The Gardenia is more than just a coffee shop. They serve up a wide range of cuisines and are open 24/7!

• Open times: 24 hours
• 30, Sri Mohamed Macan Mawatha, Colombo 3
• 0112 422 001

5. Peppermint Café

Peppermint Café

The newest addition to the 24 hour list, Peppermint Café is doing things right. They’re pet friendly, open 24/7, and have some delicious food. Situated in the heart of Colombo, this is the newest go-to spot after midnight.

• Open times: 24 hours
• No 76 Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7
• 075 632 0420

6. Fazly’s Halal Refreshment
The perfect stop for an affordable delicious burger after midnight, Fazly’s Halal Refreshment is open until 2 am.

• Open times: 5.00 p.m – 2.00 a.m
• 1, Vellons Passage, Colombo 2
• 0112 304 504

7. Hulftsdorp Streetfood
A gastronomic adventure in Colombo 12 (be warned) that’s both affordable and delicious, the street food joints are supposedly open until 4am.

• Open times: 6.00 p.m – 4.00 a.m
• Abdul Hameed Street, Quarry and Oilman’s Street

8. Cé La Vi Colombo – Kingsbury Hotel

CÉ LA VI Colombo

The rooftop at Kingsbury Hotel, the lounge at Cé La Vi Colombo is open until 2am and always has some great music, vibes, and food, open until 2 am! Note that the restaurant closes by 12am, but the lounge is open and serves drinks until 1.30am.

• Open times: 5.30 p.m – 2.00 a.m
• 10th floor, 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1
• 077 108 7720

9. Street Food Factory
The newest food truck, Street Food Factory parks near the Commercial Bank in Kollupitiya and is a great stop for midnight cravings on the go.

• Open times: 5.00 p.m – 2.00 a.m
• Commercial Bank Kollupitiya Car Park, Colombo
• 077 428 5516

10. Lotus Leaf Restaurant
At Union Place in Colombo, Lotus Leaf is a relatively cheap spot to hang out for some drinks and bites, and they stay open until 1 am!

• Open times: 10.00 a.m – 1.00 a.m
• 466 Union Pl, Colombo 7
• 0115 758 797

11. The Irish Bar and Grill

The Irish Bar and Grill

A great spot to wind down after 12, The Irish Bar and Grill is open until 2am.

• Open times: 11 am to 2 am
• 63, Park Street, Colombo 2
• 0112 694 399

12. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
A popular spot after 12, Coffee Bean is open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

• Open times: 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays
• 07, No 2 Maitland Cres, Colombo 00700
• 0112 676 167

13. Next Innings

Next Innings

Primarily the newest sports lounge in town, Next Innings is located conveniently at Dutch Hospital and is a great place to drop by past 12 on Fridays and Saturdays. They’ve got great food, atmosphere, music, and more.

• Open times: Sunday – Thursday: 12 pm to 12 am | Friday and Saturday: 12 pm to 2 am
• 2, Old Dutch Hospital, Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo 01
• 077 562 4624

14. Il Cielo

Il Cielo

A great spot for pizza and more, Il Cielo is open till late on weekdays, and until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

• Open Times: 5pm – 1am (Sunday to Thursday), 5pm – 2am (Friday to Saturday)
• 5th floor, The Goldblock, 101/11 Hunupitiya Lake Rd
• 0114 366 355

15. Berlin Sky Lounge

Berlin Sky Lounge

If you’re in the Colombo area, looking for a place to hang out with some city views and have a drink, drop by Berlin Sky Lounge after 12.

• Open times: 5 pm – 1 am Sunday to Thursday | 5 pm – 2 am Friday to Saturday
• 7th floor, The Goldblock, 101/11 Hunupitiya Lake Rd
• 0114 366 388

16. Street Food Huts/Nana’s
Street food at Galle Face is also a great food destination after 12, and an isso wadey or roti is sometimes all you need.

• Open times: 4.30 p.m – 1.00 a.m
• Galle Face Dr, Colombo 3

17. Arirang Restaurant
A Korean food destination, Arirang is open until 3am.

• Open times: 3.00 p.m – 3.00 a.m
• No 16, Abdul Gafoor Mawatha, Colombo 3
• 0112 575 186

18. Food trucks down Marine Drive
Open until around 1am and later, the food trucks down Marine Drive in Wellawatte are parked on the seaside and have a variety of food.

• Open times: until 1am approximately
• Marine Drive, Wellawatte

19. Kaema Sutra at Shangri-La Hotel Colombo

Kaema Sutra at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo

Open until 2am on Friday and Saturday, Kaema Sutra is a great place to grab a drink after 12am, located at Shangri-La.

• Open times: 5 pm to midnight: Sunday to Thursday and 5 pm to 2 am: Friday and Saturday
• 4th floor, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
• 0112 670 722

Here are some places you can get some urgent shopping done, past 12.

20. 24 Seven
Located at Horton Place, 24 Seven is reliable and stocks a variety of things, both imported and local.

• Open hours: 24 hours
• 62, Horton Place, Colombo 07
• 075 936 5247

21. Laugfs Supermarket
• Open times: 24 hours
• 1070 Sri Jayawardenepura Mawatha, Kotte
• 0115 998 030

22. Cargills Food City Express
• Open times: 24 hours
• 75 Dr C.W.W Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo 7
• 0112 686 595

23. Royal Super Food City
• Open times: 24 hours
• No.129, Meeraniya Street, Colombo 12 0112 325 326

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