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Address: 1 Beach Road | 2F Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6337 1886
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Home of the Singapore Sling, this two-storey bar located on the second...

Home of the Singapore Sling, this two-storey bar located on the second floor of Raffles Singapore is the place where travellers undergo one of the true rites of passage of travel. While there, sip on the world famous pink cocktail created in 1915 by bar captain Ngiam Tong Boon, and toss peanut shells onto the floor, the only place in Singapore where "littering" is permitted. The menu also offers a melange of cocktails and non-alcoholic concoctions, together with traditional pub favourites. The earthy interiors are inspired by Malayan plantation life in the 1920s. Oriental carpets are overlain on tiled floors and the furniture is traditional stained cane and rattan. A charming timber spiral staircase connects the two levels of the Long Bar with the seating above interspersed with teak lounge chairs.

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Tourist trap but a part of history

Raffles Hotel is lovely and you need to make a trip to check it out. Yes you can get better Singapore Slings in Singapore and they will be cheaper but Raffles is an institution... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for the first time last night, excited to see the historic venue. The staff in the bar - waiter and bartender - had a cheesy, condescending attitude. Then brought a Cognac instead of the Grand Marnier I ordered. When I took the wrong drink back to the bar, the manager sorta laughed when I conveyed my issue. :(... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Raffles Hotel is lovely and you need to make a trip to check it out. Yes you can get better Singapore Slings in Singapore and they will be cheaper but Raffles is an institution. One Sling will set you back about 28SGD. The water there is the real rip-off, 10SGD for a small bottle.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth going here to try the Singapore Sling, but beware it is about $30 a pop. Service and ambience is great, and it's a perfect pit stop when exploring Singapore.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Finally went here last night - to the birth place of the Sling! Well worth the effort, great experience. Not cheap though - $145 for 4 medium sized cocktails! But still worth it to get it off the bucket list. The free peanuts in the bag is a nice touch - remember to throw your husks on the floor!

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Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A landmark and something you should definitely do. I sat at the bar and took great enjoyment in eating the free nuts and throwing my shells on the floor. I am such a big kid. The staff were attentive and okay it is a bit expensive but you may only visit once so it's worth doing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with some friends for an afternoon drink. We ordered 4 Singapore Slings and a glass of wine. We then ordered some food as part of a combo deal with a Singapore Sling but were told we couldn't have the deal as we ordered the drinks separately so had to pay the full price for the food. We also ordered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere to experience the old drink hole sit back and sip one or two original Singapore Sling We went there for high tea (our 2nd time) and then drinks at the Long Bar just to complete the experience and did get disappointed After all it's The Singapore Raffles😊

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ernest Hemingway used to hang around here,I put it therefore on my bucket list,having already visited in La Havana ’’La Floridita’’ and ’’El Bodeguita del medio’’ Had an expensive Singapore sling and yes,peanut shels on the floor.Done!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had evening cocktails at this bar. The cocktails were delicious & the drinks were good. The service was excellent. Whenever the wine in our glasses lessened, the waiter would be there to top it up. All in all we had a very pleasant experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am always wondering why this drink named by Singapore Sling until I came here. I seldom drink, alcohol drink; but I had one here without any regrets. That tastes a little sour and sweet. By the way, there are a lot of peanuts on the ground. The atmosphere is perfect and relaxing. It's a good place for chatting with... More 

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