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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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Shipley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Quite a few of the reviews are negative (mostly due to the price of the Singapore slings!) but I think folk are missing why they went there in the first place This is a land mark.. Something that you can say "been there and done that"... Yes the drinks are expensive ... Yes I expect the slings are pre mixed... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I don't mind paying extra for good drinks but 27 for a Singapore Sling? Are you kidding me? The bar is very charming, like one of those you see in an Indiana Jones movie. The peanut thing on the floor is very curious but not worth 130 bucks for 4 drinks. Bit of a tourist trap.

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Orihuela, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

During our holiday in Singapore, we decided to go to the famous Raffles Hotel to sample the "legendy" Singapore Sling cocktail. When we spoke to the commissionaire at the main entrance, he hustled us away like second class citizens to the Long Room, a dirty uncomfortable annex at the rear, which was covered in peanut shells. We ordered the Singapore... More

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Had a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel. Very pricey but good tourist experience. The Sinapore Sling was $33 Singapore dollars each. £16.50! Still you can eat as many peanuts as you like. The shells thrown on the floor, as per tradition. Very interesting experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well it's a must do when in Singapore just so you can say you've done it...a Sling at the Raffles!! The Long Bar is a long walk from the front entrance, so enter from the back near the MRT station. We only had to wait a couple of minutes for a table, as it was well patronised....by mostly UK chaps... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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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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