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leetigers
Post subject: beer prices
PostPosted: 18:38 on 13th Sep 2012

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I imagine sri lanka to be very cheap? if you eat and drink in there bars etc but how much is a beer in Galle face / hilton etc bars?
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mattyk50
Post subject: Re: beer prices
PostPosted: 19:54 on 13th Sep 2012

Joined: 22:53 on 12th Jan 2011
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leetigers Wrote:
I imagine sri lanka to be very cheap? if you eat and drink in there bars etc but how much is a beer in Galle face / hilton etc bars?


I wouldn't know about swanky joints like that, but about a quid a bottle in the places I frequent :D

in the cricket grounds it was 100rs I think (50p ish) for a cup of beer, which I think was about half a pint, bit less maybe
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mattyk50
Post subject: Re: beer prices
PostPosted: 20:01 on 13th Sep 2012

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that reply was all a bit vague... sums up my times in SL really :lol:
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leetigers
Post subject: Re: beer prices
PostPosted: 20:45 on 13th Sep 2012

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£1 is good enough for me
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peado
Post subject: Re: beer prices
PostPosted: 08:03 on 14th Sep 2012

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leetigers Wrote:
£1 is good enough for me

You'll struggle to drink at a pound a pint, at the hotels you mention. Last March I found the Cricketers club, also one of the most expensive places in Colombo. Cheers (in Cinnamon Grand) and The Inn on the Green have a happy hour where prices are literally half price which makes them quite affordable. If you really want to drink cheap in Colombo, you have to go where the locals go. There are a couple of bars in Slave Island, The Castle and The Nipon, where you can get a pint for around a pound. They are extremely basic though (Sydney Hotel style), so don't expect to be sitting in any sort of comfort - great fun though.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: beer prices
PostPosted: 09:59 on 14th Sep 2012

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peado Wrote:
leetigers Wrote:
£1 is good enough for me

You'll struggle to drink at a pound a pint, at the hotels you mention. Last March I found the Cricketers club, also one of the most expensive places in Colombo. Cheers (in Cinnamon Grand) and The Inn on the Green have a happy hour where prices are literally half price which makes them quite affordable. If you really want to drink cheap in Colombo, you have to go where the locals go. There are a couple of bars in Slave Island, The Castle and The Nipon, where you can get a pint for around a pound. They are extremely basic though (Sydney Hotel style), so don't expect to be sitting in any sort of comfort - great fun though.


Yes, I agree. Don't just stick to expat/tourist haunts, if you want to get more from your trip, get out there and explore.

Something worth experiencing are the arrack bars tucked away down the back streets of Kandy. I wouldn't recommend going there on your own though, at least not until you've found somewhere where you feel comfortable. Although I haven't experienced any major problems myself, I doubt those heavy duty metal grilles separating the bar staff from the punters are there for decoration!
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Slightly Chilled
Post subject: Re: beer prices
PostPosted: 06:05 on 15th Sep 2012

Joined: 11:12 on 15th Sep 2012
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Hi Guys,
My name is Michael and I am a brit that owns a bar in Kandy.
We have a happy hour everyday from 5pm to 6pm.We have the best sunset in Kandy!
We sell tall bottles of Lion beer for 230 rupees(no hidden charges) which is just over 1 pound a bottle during 5pm and 6pm.
Our normal price right now and will stay the price for the WC will be 385rupees R(no hidden charges) around 1.90 pound depending on exchange rate at time.
Carlsberg is 440 rupees , Eirdinger 605, Benediktiner German wheat beer 605 (very nice) Corona right now is 495 but beer company wants to do special buy 2 get one free during WC but not confirmed yet but soon will be.
www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g ... vince.html
Tuk Tuks know us as Bamboo Garden as it was a Chinese restaurant before and we still sell Chinese food aswell as western and can do Sri Lankan curry but need to pre order as takes one hour to prepare minimum 4 people.
As what one person mentioned there are cheap local bars in the back streets of Kandy that sell beers around 200 rupees.But you get what you pay for and personally not really great places to enjoy.But by all means worth checking out one time to experience Sri lankan drinking culture!
In Colombo, A good place that also has a happy hour is a place called "In on the Green" which is part of the Galle face hotel. They have great accoustic artists in the evening and the place is run by another Brit called Darren.
I hope I have answered some questions and hope to see you soon.
Regards
Michael
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mattyk50
Post subject: Re: beer prices
PostPosted: 13:42 on 15th Sep 2012

Joined: 22:53 on 12th Jan 2011
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hi Michael

are you anywhere near the sevana guest house? will pop in
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kiwidave
Post subject: Re: beer prices
PostPosted: 08:25 on 19th Sep 2012

Joined: 14:15 on 11th May 2012
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Hi, can someone please let me know what the price of beer, soft drink, water, food etc is at the T20 world cup match venues? I'm asking specifically for this T20 world cup as prices are set by ICC & its sponsors and I'm not asking about prices paid on previous tours for matches run by SL cricket.

Thanks in advance.
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bread
Post subject: Re: beer prices
PostPosted: 09:35 on 19th Sep 2012

Joined: 12:04 on 18th Jun 2008
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Location: Mansfield
mattyk50 Wrote:
hi Michael

are you anywhere near the sevana guest house? will pop in


I know the place by the looks of those pics, I drank in there when came up to Kandy before the Colombo test in March as stayed at the Thilanka Hotel next door, good bar.

Matty - Google that hotel, this time I'm in the Kandy View that looks a bit further up the hills
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