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Long Bar

1 Beach Road, 2F Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
65 6337 1886
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It is a must visit, to have a drink with friends at the Long Bar at the most famour Raffles Hotel. Drink prices are obscenely high, but worth it! Share in the monkey nuts tradition of chucking the shells all over the floor!

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Australia
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282 reviews 282 reviews
142 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Singapore has lots of great things to do, this isn't one of them. I know it is on most people's 'bucket list' of things to do in Singapore. Regrettably we listened and tried it. We walked in at 5pm on a Saturday and it was heaving with people. We got seated at the bar straight away. The bar man took... More

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Macclesfield, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's the F1 GP weekend and Singapore is buzzing. We went to Raffles for a quick Cocktail on our way home, we decided against the Singapore Sling because of previous reviews stating it was pre-mixed. We did have a couple of other cocktails which were mixed in front of us with great care and a lot of fun (sit at... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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