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Long Bar

1 Beach Road, 2F Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
65 6337 1886
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #12 of 83 nightlife in Singapore
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Type: Bar/ Clubs
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The birthplace of the Singapore Sling, the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel is a step into nostalgia, with its straw fans and colonial architecture.... more » Owner description: The birthplace of the Singapore Sling, the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel is a step into nostalgia, with its straw fans and colonial architecture. Inspired by the plantations of 1920s Malaya, this two storey bar is the place to be if you want to taste Singapore’s signature drink. « less
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Raffles long bar is one place that I have always wanted to visit whilst in Singapore and we arranged a surprise meeting between my wife and her sister, totally unbeknown to the sister (her hubby was in on the surprise) we had arranged to fly over from the UK to meet at 9pm over Cocktails amongst the monkey nut shells... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place lacks the sophistication that you might want from a cocktail bar in a prestigious hotel, but I guess it is designed to cater for the needs of tourists who, like us, want to have a Singapore Sling in Raffles. Drink was nice but not particularly special, and the nuts are fun to eat and throw on the floor.... More

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West Midlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is one thing that I wanted to do whilst in singapore and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Myself and hubby enjoyed the original singapore sling and daughter busied herself cracking the nuts left on the tables. In the old days people would crack the nuts and drop the shells on the floor so you may see shells on the... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to the Long Bar for the obligatory Singapore Sling. Unsurprisingly it was full of tourists - just like us! The staff made us feel very welcome. However, next time I think I would go to the outdoor courtyard bar.

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Fremantle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

To the people that think it is expensive . You have never been to perth ,australia . This is same prices to a notmal night out . It all depends on your perspective !!

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A must when in Singapore, soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful Raffles. Did not stay here but would love to in the future, visited the Long bar for a Singapore sling which is a must even though it tastes like cough syrup but to be fair I don't like cocktails would prefer a gin and tonic but now I... More

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Humble, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went here as its the main thing to do when in Singapore! Had a Singapore Sling, obviously, quite nice but not made in front of me which was a pity although you can ask for this. Good atmosphere, very friendly staff. The hotel itself is a beautiful building, I can't help but feel sad that its sold out to a... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

While in town, had to check this box off and visit the home of the Singapore Sling where it was invented. Good drink, but not worth the S$27.00 they cost for each. Raffles Hotel nice old style place, the Long Bar was a nice area to cool off in the hot summer afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We only came to the Long Bar to try the famous Singapore Sling, and soak up some Singapore history! The Raffles Hotel is gorgeous and really evokes the feel of an earlier era, and what we saw on our little journey to the Long Bar convinced me that we should stay here in the future (my family lives in Singapore,... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lovely setting in the old and stylish Ruffles Hotel. I went there in the evening midweek and it was crowded. Mind you, the spiral stariway to the upstairs was closed until 9 PM, so all was happening at the main bar. The long one is not actually that long, maybe 20', so most guests seat at the tables scattered around.... More

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