Nightlife in Mirissa offers several bars, pubs and lounges set right on the beach or tucked away in lush tropical gardens. Opt for one of the relaxed seafront lounges, enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, and relish the stunning ocean vistas at one of the bars in Mirissa. Here are our picks for the best nightlife in Mirissa, Sri Lanka.
1. Zephyr Restaurant and Bar
Zephyr is a beautiful beachfront bar. The open-sided venue offers a choice of outdoor and indoor seating and a vibrant atmosphere ideal for an afternoon cocktail and a light bite. You simply have to try their passion-fruit mojito – delicious!
2. Palm Villa Restaurant and Bar
Serene and peaceful, Palm Villa Restaurant and Bar provides unparalleled views overlooking surf breaks and offers a relaxed and laidback ambience. While away an afternoon at this beach getaway, watching the sky turn a glowing shade of pink, sipping fine wine or a tropical cocktail and soaking in the gorgeous natural scenery surrounding you.
If you craving for a fantastic cup of coffee, head to Barista, a simple roadside cafe serving great Lavazza coffee and traditional Ceylon tea, catering to all palates. There is also a wide selection of cakes and pastries available at Barista if you are feeling a bit peckish.
4. Central Beach Inn
Central Beach Inn is a simple seafront hangout. This is a perfect place to socialise, people watch and sip ice cold beer after a day spent on the adjoining beach. The bar also serves great classic cocktails, and the 5 – 10 pm happy hour means 2-for-1 cocktails.
5. Bay Moon
Laid-back, unpretentious and simple, Bay Moon is a beachfront restaurant and bar featuring a few tables set right on the water’s edge, offering a romantic and intimate setting. Serving a wide selection of inexpensive cocktails and local and international beers, this tiny bar is a great spot to watch the sunset and enjoy each others’ company during your tropical holiday.
6. Papa Mango
Get away from the crowds of central Mirissa at the peaceful and chilled out Papa Mango beachfront bar. Featuring free sun loungers, a relaxed atmosphere and great music, Papa Mango is an excellent place to spend the whole day, and relish a sunset while sipping a cocktail lazing on a sun bed. The adjacent restaurant serves delicious Western favourites, once you’ve worked up an appetite.
7. Mirissa Eye
It’s not just the superb beachfront location which attracts crowds to Mirissa Eye, but also the venue’s amazing cocktails, delightful grilled seafood and exotic oriental shisha. The venue is a terrific choice for couples and newlyweds, offering a romantic setting with recycled boat timber furnishing and candles illuminating the tables.
And there you have it, our picks for the best bars in Mirissa? Which one is your favourite?