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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 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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This must be added to your 'bucket list'. Great bar and history (drinks not cheap - but worth the experience) - origin of the 'Singapore Sling" and a must have experience with shelling your free pea nuts and just throwing your broken shells all over the floor (tradition).

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Must do it if you visit Singapore, a real iconic experience. The long bar is where Raffles invented the Singapore sling and at £16 per its not cheap....but it is delicious and you get to eat as many monkey nuts as you like and drop the shells on the floor.... its traditional. Service is good, the atmosphere great - the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Famous Long bar is a must do in my book. To go there and peel peanuts, throw the shells on the floor and sip Singapore slings (the best you will ever have) from the place they were invented.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went here as most travellers do to sample the 'Sling' in the place of its creation...and luckily we were visiting this after a few drinks previous so were in lighter spirits and could see the funny side... - of being charged $27 SGD per cocktail £13.50) - which was poured out of some sort of premix container so it... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

On a weekend visit with my daughter we couldn't pass by the change to have a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar. Pricey? yes. Overrated? Probably. But it's not often we get the chance to spoil ourselves so why not?! The building was beautiful and it felt almost surreal to be sitting at the bar. Like we'd been transported back... More

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Wamberal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went years ago and the scattered peanut shells were part of the charm, now you put them in little boxes at each table (presumably the lawyers spoiled this!). The original gin sling is a must and the overhead wafting fans have at least been retained and add to the ambience.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a weekend visit with my daughter we couldn't pass by the change to have a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar. Pricey? yes. Overrated? Probably. But it's not often we get the chance to spoil ourselves so why not?! The building was beautiful and it felt almost surreal to be sitting at the bar. Like we'd been transported back... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had the obligatory Singapore Sling at the bar which was freshly made. Also tried the tropical sling which was also freshly made and very nice. Ordered the small burgers and fries too which was okay. The Service was good and friendly but the price was very expensive. 2 drinks and my food came to around S$85 so be prepared for... More

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Sydney AU
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Another bucket list item checked off. A Singapore Sling at Raffles Long bar. Alcohol prices are not cheap in Singapore, so to have what is still regarded as the closest to original Sling in Singapore at the Long bar, is a must do item. The barman was brilliant - I was told by someone supposedly in the know, to make... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I needed to do it.. My step mum wanted me to do it! We went for a Singapore Sling and I went for the Spring Sling which was apple based and yeah it wasn't too bad, quite nice actually and very strong with alcohol. The price however and service is traditionally bad. Do it if you must, but just the... More

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