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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 #13 of 79 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I know they say it's a "must do" in Singapore, but believe me, you can live without it! They take the term "tourist trap" to a new dimension! 42 Singapore dollars for a cocktail where you can barely even notice the booze, and not such an interesting atmosphere. Jeez, what a ripoff... save yourself and avoid this place!

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Lancashire
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

As most people do we had to have a sling in the long bar at raffles It has a definite atmosphere and everyone is there for the same thing BUT it is expensive after tax and charge approximately £35 for 2 drinks is expensive to me but when your on your holidays you do these things and drinks are expensive... More

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Been lucky enough to visit Singapore on a few occasions and each time have visited the Long Bar in Raffles for the must do Singapore Sling. Unfortunately my last visit will be the last - the staff were so patronising and didn't make my visit a welcoming one - the cocktail was nice enough but for the money paid, staff... More

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Tewantin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

When in Singapore, obviously a visit to the iconic Raffles Hotel is a must. We absolutely loved it - so very elegant. Of course we went to the Long Bar for a Singapore Sling as every visitor does. Wow, they are making a fortune out of them! $32 each and you don't even get to keep the glass. The peanuts... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

They don't allow tourist in the Hotel so you Wind up in the long bar. This is a comfortable place loaded with tourists. They provide unshelled peanuts that come from Malaysia which are tiny. You throw the shells on the floor. The Singapore Sling has so many liquids in it. This killed some time.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

No trip to Singapore would not be complete without a visit to the colonial-style Raffles Hotel. The long bar is the bee line where the famous Singapore Sling is served. The fans provide a respite from the hot Singapore sun. The nuts are pretty good as well. There's no shame in throwing the shells on the floor - it's part... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We always try to visit Raffles when in Singapore. You seem to be taken back in time to a bygone era of Colonialism. A Singapore Sling in the Peanut Bar is a must. No a cheap place but well worth a visit. Remember to dress smartly.

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Manchester, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

OK they have moved it. OK its flipping expensive, at S$110 for two beers and 2 classic slings, but its cool, and interesting. Be it the monkey nut shells all over the floor, or the weird fans that actually fan, not spin, or the people watching, the Long Bar is the place to be. Its an absolute must do.

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Liverpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you ever visited the original Long Bar at Raffles, the current version will both disappoint and sadden you. It is on the upper floors at the back of the hotel, with a separate entrance from the hotel itself. No dress code, floor covered with peanut shells, don't know where that idea came from but it is unpleasant. Drinks are... More

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Trowbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This is the one place in Singapore that everyone has heard about. Okay, so at S$30 a throw, a Singapore sling is expensive, but how can you not do this at least once? Just sit in the relaxing atmosphere of the famous Long Bar, enjoy your drink and partake of the bag of peanuts you will find on each table.... More

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