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Long Bar

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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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Singapore sling without gin...

Great disappointment; dark and gloomy place with very bad service. The Singapore sling was the worst I've ever had; it contained no -or perhaps very little- gin. The waiters were... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great disappointment; dark and gloomy place with very bad service. The Singapore sling was the worst I've ever had; it contained no -or perhaps very little- gin. The waiters were unpleasant and almost rude and we got no reaction to our complaints about the quality of the drinks. A tourist trap. Just go there to have a look at the... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is where the Singapore Sling was created and the bar sells in the region of 1000 a day. At a price approaching £13.00 it is rather expensive, but how can you refuse? One of life's experiences. The peculiarity is that peanuts, in their shells, are provided free of charge, but the shells MUST be discarded on the floor. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I had high expectations for Long Bar at Raffles as a staple of something one must do when in Singapore, however we arrived to really loud, bad singing from a house band, followed by a number of waitresses on what seemed to be them competing to serve us. The drinks were okay, but it isn't something I'd do again. If... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Why would you travel all the way to Raffles Long Bar, to have a Singapore Sling of course. One less item on that Bucket List. It was well worth it and of course the Drink is expensive, why would you go all that way and not have one. It was always busy but you never had to wait long. Service... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Went here on Christmas Day 2014, the cocktails ok but are really over priced for what you get, i don't think that we would go again but its something you should do at least once.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The long bar at Raffles hotel is a must while in Singapore. We liked the atmosphere that was very relaxed and lively. The service was careful and with a lot of smile. The place has a colonial feeling, you will feel like in an old movie, an english club of the colonial era, very nice indeed. There is no special... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We went there for Singapore Slings in the Long Bar. Yes it's touristy and expensive but we still enjoyed it. I can understand the lobby being for residents only to keep out gawkers but I think customers who are paying $S 38 + for a cocktail should be allowed in.

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Had a nice visit to Long Bar during the Chinese New Year (2015) weekend. I have visited Raffles Singapore Hotel (and had a Singapore Sling at the lobby area) but this was quite a bit different. Being the CNY weekend, the bar was not too crowded, but if you look around, there were many international travelers with their guidebooks. I... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everyone says this is a must do, so we went, but knew what to expect. It is over priced, but we had decent service and it wasn't over crowded. The atmosphere was good and the peanut shells on the floor was kind of cool. We are glad we went but wouldn't need to go again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Please save yourself the time and more importantly the money and avoid this place. It's nothing more than a Cracker Barrel with an old bar. Prices are insane! The drinks were decent but not justifying the price or the non-existent service. And to have to walk all over, sit in and deal with peanut shells everywhere! The group was a... More 

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