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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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When in Singapore you have to do this

OK it is cheesy, touristy and camp but still a must do while in Singapore is to drink a Singapore Sling at Raffles. The drinks here are not cheap but the bar is great and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

OK it is cheesy, touristy and camp but still a must do while in Singapore is to drink a Singapore Sling at Raffles. The drinks here are not cheap but the bar is great and the bragging rights worth every penny. Stop in, blow some cash and step back in time

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Cambridge UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Read the reviews and you will not be disappointed. This is an iconic bucket list venue. The drinks are expensive - the atmosphere is minimal - it's full of one drink tourists and cruise passengers. So if you want to tick it off - go. You can however lay back and relax in a quiet corner and sup the slings... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Sipping a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel Long Bar is one of the things you must do in Singapore. Beautiful Colonial property. We had reservations for lunch also in the Tippin Room but found the staff a bit too stuffy for our tastes and cancelled. Still worth a visit to see the beautiful property and enjoy an afternoon drink.

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Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were told one of the ''must do' things we need to experience while staying in Singapore was to have a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel. The bar and hotel itself are gorgeous, though I think our friend was having a lend of us by recommending we have a drink there!!! We were sat at... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Everyone will tell you that if you go to Singapore you must have a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar at Raffles. So we duly went along one hot afternoon and sat in the shade of the Long Bar enjoying ours whilst shelling peanuts and dropping the shells on the floor, as you do! A drink here is exorbitant -... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I went with friends there because they need to have a Singapore Sling in the long bar. A lot of staff and more or less attentive. Nuts on the table are for free and as in the past, you can throw them on the floor. Singapore Sling is overpriced. The additional Slings on the menu are more expensive and not... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was thoroughly disappointed with this place, but I should've known. This place relies on the hype, and quite frankly, I don't know what the hype is. The building is attractive. The service was slow, and in the end, we had to go up and get our own menus. The drinks are out of this world. Oh, wait, let me... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Of course you must enjoy a Singapore sling at the long bar, you receive a bottomless bag of peanuts, it's great place to visit and enjoy drinks however very very costly. The peanuts shells are all just tossed on the floor which is something we just don't do in Australia. Worth going to the bar but be aware the drinks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

When in Singapore, this is the touristy thing to do...we enjoyed Singapore slings here, and of course the bottomless bag of peanuts. You'll find the shells strewn across the floor. The service was very good, the waiter took some nice photos of us at our table, which was great as we were on our honeymoon. Pleasant atmosphere, drinks are not... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Steeped in nostalgia with its straw fans and peanuts in the shell, this world famous bar is located in the legendary Raffles Hotel. Don't expect to walk through the hotel lobby, it's "off limits" to non-registered guests. To get to the 2 story Long Bar, walk through the Arcade area with its pricey shops and enter the bar which is... More 

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