Drinks For Two: 5 Romantic Bars in Galle

After a decadent dinner in Galle, round off the night on a sweet note by enjoying well-made concoctions in a delightful setting…

The Living Room

If you are looking for a beautiful and stylish place in Galle for a tipple, you cannot go wrong with The Living Room. This bar-cum-lounge is adorned with ornate touches such as Moroccan-inspired architectural features, eye-catching floral displays, whimsical art pieces and shimmering drapes. The lively atmosphere and eccentric setting of the lounge will spice up your night, and you will be provided with a good list of cocktails, beers and wine to take your pick from.

Galle Fort Hotel Dining

Galle Fort Hotel

An outdoor setting along a terrace, light nibbles, decadent brownies, Lavazza coffee and well-made cocktails spells the start of a romantic night out. If this notion floats your boat, make your way to the the cosy and charming terrace bar at Galle Fort Hotel. You will not be disappoint, for its atmospheric setting promises to be a captivating sight.

The Lady Hill

The Lady Hill perches atop the highest point of Galle, overlooking a vast expanse of emerald greenery and the town’s rugged coastlines. Rest assured that you are taking in the best views of the town at the rooftop harbour bar of the hotel. This is an excellent spot perfect for enjoying a round of pre-dinner or post-meal drinks. You may arrive in the early hours of the evening for sundowners, and to catch the spectacular sunset scenery. Alternatively, venture here after dinner, for the warm lighting and soothing tunes playing softly in the background set the mood for an intimate and heartwarming night.

Tamarind Hill Sri Lanka

Tamarind Hill

At Tamarind Hill, the hardest decision of the night is to take your pick between enjoying your drinks indoors, or settling into a cosy seat outdoors. The former option offers an exquisite setting made up of contemporary furnishings, amber lighting and relaxing lounge music, while the latter provides a breezy spot, vaulted ceilings, as well as views of the sparkling pool and picturesque courtyard. When it comes to drinks, you are offered nothing but the best – browse through the beverage menu, and you will find a hand-picked selection of fine wines, exclusive spirits and classic cocktails.

Dick’s Bar

Sample some of the best cocktail on the island at the alluring Dick’s Bar. Set in the central courtyard of the Sun House, the bar earned a spot on Conde Nast Traveller’s list of the Top 25 Bars of the World in 2007. This versatile bar offers something for everyone – the diverse selection of books and pillowy sofas will please bookworms, a variety of quality teas will suit the tastes of teetotallers, while cocktail fans will appreciate the intriguing drinks concocted by the barman.

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