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Address: 1 Beach Road | 2F Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6337 1886
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Home of the Singapore Sling, this two-storey bar located on the second...
Home of the Singapore Sling, this two-storey bar located on the second floor of Raffles Singapore is the place where travellers undergo one of the true rites of passage of travel. While there, sip on the world famous pink cocktail created in 1915 by bar captain Ngiam Tong Boon, and toss peanut shells onto the floor, the only place in Singapore where "littering" is permitted. The menu also offers a melange of cocktails and non-alcoholic concoctions, together with traditional pub favourites. The earthy interiors are inspired by Malayan plantation life in the 1920s. Oriental carpets are overlain on tiled floors and the furniture is traditional stained cane and rattan. A charming timber spiral staircase connects the two levels of the Long Bar with the seating above interspersed with teak lounge chairs.
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Well, what does one say about the Long Bar- nestled behind the iconic Raffles Hotel- this is the bar that has hosted great leaders of the world. We visited on a Monday night and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I have been dropping by the Long Bar for more years than I remember and it still maintains the atmosphere of colonial Singapore whilst at the same time keeping us relatively up to date with the repertoire of the resident band, who themselves have been playing nightly upstairs since 1992. Last night was no exception. It's has many qualities that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Iconic place to come, with good service, the best Singapore Slings and good food - try the lamb satays and truffled french fries, tomato and asparagus confit salad and nachos, in fact try anything it's all good and don't forget the peanuts and throw the shells on to the floor - it is the tradition.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

In all honesty, if you want to tick it off your bucket list then you are going to go regardless of the review. For me personally I was interested to see what all the hype was about......and I have to say it was extremely disappointing. The Long Bar is nothing special, the Singapore Slings are average at best, and for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Well, what does one say about the Long Bar- nestled behind the iconic Raffles Hotel- this is the bar that has hosted great leaders of the world. We visited on a Monday night and it was packed!! The hostess was very welcoming. Do stop by to get a flavour of the Singapore sling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Okay; first visit to Singapore, one must visit the noisy and hectic Long Bar with all the other tourists; after all, it was once elegant, many years ago. The Singapore Slings are pricey just like Harry's Bar in Venice serves overpriced Bellinis. I'll never go back but would have felt "cheated' had I not checked out this tourist trap!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I avoided the Singapore sling and went for a British India Much better My grandfather worked over in Singapore so i imagined him sitting at the long bar with white linen suit and hat fringing with his contacts

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Firstly I loved the ambiance of Raffles Hotel in general, but the Long Bar and my Singapore Sling was disappointing. The cocktail was expensive and had very little alcohol in it. Crowded and service slow. But the architecture and 'British Raj' feel of the building was lovely.

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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I've visited twice ... 2nd time with a friend (otherwise there would have been no 2nd time.) The only reason I visited the first time, is that the manager in my local bar in Dubai, 'Longs' (in Towers Rotana, on Sheikh Zayed Road) informed me that there was also a Long Bar in Singapore, when I mentioned to him that... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visiting Raffles was something to be ticked our must do list visiting Singapore. We'd read the history and were impressed by the charm and upkeep of the hotel. Walked the grounds and then retreated to the Long bar for the mandatory Singapore Sling and Tiger beer. Given the bar was packed service was a bit slow but during the interim... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If in Singapore, this place has to be on your list. Just go and have a Singapore sling and get it out of the way. In fact, my wife had two and once I dispelled with mine (didn't quite like it) I had a beer. The place actually has quite a nice atmosphere and about the only place in Singapore... More 

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Address: Address: 1 Beach Road | 2F Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6337 1886
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:30 am

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