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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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Just one of those places you need to visit for its traditional throw back to the past and the origins of the Singapore Sling. Expensive drinks, didn't try the food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Service lack lustre, slow & impersonal. No wifi (never normally get bothered by this but at cost of Singapore slings combined with poor service expected more) no atmosphere either. Had an amazing time in Singapore but this wasn't any thing to write home about! Id recommend the Slings on 1Altitude Sky Bar instead / views to die for, music to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Just one of those places you need to visit for its traditional throw back to the past and the origins of the Singapore Sling. Expensive drinks, didn't try the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Popped into the very famous Long Bar at Raffles Hotel Singapore during a recent visit. It was around lunchtime and it was delightful to see the bar almost packed to capacity, I'm sure mostly tourists rather than residents, hitting the famous Singapore Sling and cracking open the famous nuts and discarding the shells on the floor! Exceptionally well marketed, very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We queued to get in. I was warned in advance that the service was underwhelming, drink over priced and it was a tourist trap but I persevered...he was right but you can't go to Singapore without ticking it off your list. By the way you don't queue for too long as nearly everyone just has the one and leaves.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to have an average overpriced drink surrounded by fellow tourists then this is the place for you. The luxurious feel has long left the bar. The hotel is worth a look, the bar is no more than a Facebook 'look where is am' posting occasion. Still at least you have ticked it off a list of things... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You're in Singapore - you've got to go to The Long Bar at Raffles Hotel right. Well yes you do have to but my advice would be don't expect too much. It's a nice enough bar, old colonial style, the staff are very friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is pretty good, the Singapore Slings are excellent ( if a little... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was on our must do list in Singapore, rather than ticking it off we have put a big cross X by it - when we entered the bar there was a disgusting smell of sick and although it might be traditional we are not monkeys therefore do not need to throw stale monkey nuts on the floor, we brushed... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the Long Bar after a lovely day touring around Singapore city (cleanest and safest place I have been in). It was a 'must do' given the Raffles history but I have to admit I was sceptical about the price of a Singapore Sling. It was heaving with people queuing for a table. The tables were tightly packed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It was a really nice place to chill after having afternoon tea in the Tiffin Room downstairs. When you first enter the Long Bar you will notice all the peanut shells on the floor and there is a sack of peanuts on every table and on the bar. The traditional drink to have is the famous Singapore Sling and all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Loved the colonial ambience, loved the peanuts on the floor - great to recognise this as a tradition! - loved the Singapore Slings. That is your package. It is expensive, it is not an evening's entertainment unless you have lots of money to spend, it is a tourist venue rather than a normal bar. Treat this way, enjoy it, take... More 

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