If wild and crazy nightlife is your reason to live then Negombo is defintiely not the place for you, there is more nightlife in a graveyard. What little action there is allegedly centred on three bars within 1 minute walk of each other on Beach Road - Rodeo, Sherryland & Lords. The clientelle in all 3 is a mixture of couples and families from overseas and some native Sri Lankan guys. Rodeo is small but inocuous enough. Lords had no one in apart from one family having dinner so I didn't bother. In Sherryland I got a slight surprise when I asked for a vodka and orange juice and was billed 475 SR for it.
There was a moment in my hotel when 2 single girls in their twenties were having dinner and asked a couple at the next table about nightlife in Negombo. The couple replied, "What are you going to do in Negombo? Its OK for us to listen to the hotel cabaret and then early to bed, but for people of your age, there's nothing here for you". That seems about right to me.
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negombo is considerd as gay man's paradise and promoted in european countries .it is defineteley not the place to be for family vaccations.there are also rumors existing that negombo has the biggest phaedophile scene in sri lanka.
sherry land in negombo is the main pick up point for gay visitors,frequented by agressive shady local male hookers and older age western guy's.just next corner r also 2 gay boutique hotels located,very high priced and exclusive promoted.
all in 1 i find negombo the worst place i have ever visited in sri lanka,the locals are unfriendly and rude,beeing only focussed to rip u off somehow,the beaches dirty and full off litters..better places to visit are down south and central sri lanka.
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This "Chinese restaurant " was a work in progress and a labour of love ,we ate there once but used it several times to wait for our group before getting our boat up the DUTCH CANAL to our hotels up the canal.
To our western paletes the food was pretty "strong" and may have been "chinese" to the Sri lankans, it was nothing like chinese to our western paletes but at 4 in the afternoon was a great meeting place after a day in the markets and exploring the town.Long cool beers were the order of the day.It's fans were nice and cool.
However going to the toilets the other half of this enterprise was still under construction[a guesthouse and i really admired the resiliance and independance of this family]This was a fine example of what could be achieved working as a family unit