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Gallery Bar. Louche and low-lit lounge for the Colombo clique, over­look­ing a smart din­ing court­yard with ter­ra­cotta floor, pol­ished con­crete, low-slung leather chairs and cool tunes, and is al­ways good for a pre or post sip. The Gallery Café / 2 Al­fred House Rd / Col 3 / 011 258 2162 / 10am-mid­night daily / par­adis­

Buba. No shoes needed at this beach­front hut. Psy­che-delic sun­sets make most forget the has­sle of find­ing it. Pri­vate par­ties with oceans of grilled seafood are de rigueur for those in the know. Now you are too, Prue. 42/11 Vi­hara Rd / Mount Lavinia / 011 273 2190 / till mid­night daily / get your ho­tel or driver to call ahead for di­rec­tions

Dutch Burgher Union Bar. Colo­nial time warp mem­ber’s bar (com­plete with ghost sto­ries) – the place for home­made ginger beer and lam­prais (the lo­cal rice n’ curry mash up). 114 Reid Ave / Col 4 / 011 258 4511 / 5-11pm Mon-fri, 11am-2pm Sat­sun / non-mem­bers Rs. 350 en­try / dutch­

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