One of my favourite venues of all in the city, Colonial has a wide range of high quality liquors, including many not found in other bars. They focus on delivering delicious cocktails with interesting presentation.

Certainly, the cocktails are the highlight here. You can enjoy all your traditional favourites or, for the more adventurous, delve into the house specialties. Only the finest ingredients are used to create the best tasting drink possible.

Their vast collection of serving glasses range from gorgeous chalices to weird and wacky things like rubbish bins, ensuring the presentation always keeps you entertained. I really love their presentation of the Moscow Mule, which I have nicknamed the ‘Fruit Salad’, as well as the Between The Sheets cocktail.

However, in all honest, I usually request a personally made creation from the lovely Bartenders based on my individual tastes and mood. Most cocktails cost 500-600 lek (€3-4).

Well-staffed, the Colonial always has someone able and willing to assist you. Hostesses will seat you, waiters will take your order and bring you your drinks and the numerous bartenders will ensure your order is prepared quickly despite the large number of patrons. Always service is with a smile and bartenders are happy to suggest and create things to your personal tastes.

A hugely popular establishment and certainly not a well-kept secret, the Colonial is an excellent destination to check out on your trip to Tirana or for locals to enjoy an evening out with loved ones or friends. Seating includes an outdoor veranda, as well as tables inside and bar-side options. You may wish to reserve a table, especially if your visit will fall on a Friday or Saturday evening, or be aware that you may be required the wait.

Colonial – ✪✪✪✪✪

Cuisine: Liquid (drinks only); cocktails

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday; 7:30am to 2am;

Friday & Saturday; 7:30am to 3am

Sunday; 5pm to 2am


+355 69 580 8447

Rr Pjeter Bogdani