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Address: 1 Beach Road | 2F Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6337 1886
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The birthplace of the Singapore Sling, the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel...
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.
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OK, so it's expensive - but still worth a visit

Having read some of the critical reviews I think this needs a dose of perspective. Yes, the Singapore Slings are probably less potent than they were originally. Yes, at a cost of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My favourite drink is the Singapore Sling so while in Singapore I thought it would be good to have one at the Raffles Hotel Long Bar where it was invented. It was very overpriced and disappointing. At $34 for one Singapore Sling which isn't even made from scratch but a premix, is appalling. It's advertised at $29 but that does... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Having read some of the critical reviews I think this needs a dose of perspective. Yes, the Singapore Slings are probably less potent than they were originally. Yes, at a cost of around £20 GBP each they are expensive, and Yes, the bar staff are not as welcoming as they might be in your local pub where you are a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to try the original sling in Singapore but I as very disappointed with Long Bar and the drink! Don't get me wrong the whole hotel and bar is very nice but you have to have as much money as Beyonce and Jay-Z to pay 50 US dollars for two drinks. They charge more if you sit at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Like all the other tourist schmucks, we thought we had to check this one off the list. Big mistake. The bar was crowded, the bartenders couldn't care less about connecting with guests, and the watered-down Singapore Slings taste like cough syrup. Very, very, very expensive cough syrup. We spent two weeks eating and drinking our way through Singapore and count... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A place you should not forget to go to when visiting Singapore! The home of the Singapore sling cocktail (it is REALLY good, much better than anywhere else in Singapore I've been to), and on top of that the tradition is to eat nuts and throw the shells on the ground... A bit strange, but pretty special to have the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love ticking off the obvious sights and activities when I go to a new city but a Singapore Sling at Raffles' Long Bar was actually a waste of time and money. Although the staff are very nice and welcoming, you can see they're almost laughing at how unoriginal everyone is piling in for the signature cocktail, aka a SGD34... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

On a short trip to Singapore enroute to Hong Kong ,Raffles was on my bucket list.My husband was'nt that pushed about going but I insisted .Its quaint in such a modern city but I found it disappointing in general.Is definitely living off its iconic name. I found it a bit tired looking and it was not what I was expecting.I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited The Long Bar in Raffles Hotel to sample the famous Singapore Sling. Lovely atmosphere in this bar and the drink itself was really lovely but at 29 dollars a piece its very pricey!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We planned to visit only to sample the "original" Singapore Sling. The hotel itself and the grounds are beautiful and worth a quick visit, but although the bar is nice, it is a clear tourist trap. If you accept that, you'll be fine! Drinks are incredibly expensive, which we expected, but were still a little surprised - almost $100 for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The only saving grace of this establishment is the decor/ambiance. I get that visitors to Singapore go for "the sling" which is ridiculously overpriced in an over-inflated alcoholic beverage market, but the rest is just awful. My mates and I (who live in SG) decided to see if the Long bar had any depth and sadly, it does not. The... More 

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