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Long Bar

1 Beach Road | 2F Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
65 6337 1886
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

If ever something was trading on past glory it's the long bar at Raffles. The hotel still looks fabulous from the outside, who knows maybe the hotel itself is fantastic, but our recent visit to the long bar at the start of a 5 star pub crawl! was awful. Where to start, the staff were at best indifferent from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Went to the long bar on our last night in Singapore. We thought it was excellent. My advice is to take it for what it is enjoy it, soak in the atmosphere and forget about the bar bill at the end!! It's just one of those places you have to experience.

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Kincardine, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

During a recent trip to Singapore, my wife and I with another couple thought we would like to stop in for drink at the Long Bar and dole out an exorbitant amount of money for one of their famous Slings. After being greeted at the door and asked if we were guests of the hotel ( we weren't ) we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

An icon of a place for every tourist has slowly become a tourist rip off bar. The Service is like a factory,and the most expensive drinks ever. Yes they invented the Singapore Sling, but they are really resting on that, even the sling is premade mix now, would not return.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The place has got a certain charm to it - the bungalow space, the windows etc. But I don't get all the hype. It's just a bar-nothing special about it. The place comes across as very touristy.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It was interesting to see the hotel and of course to stop at the bar It was 60 dollars for two drinks - a bit overrated and touristy, but then so were we. Band was good and played 70s music

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

As someone else stated, this has to be done. A Singapore Sling at Raffles Long Bar is something that just has to be done at some time in Singapore. To avoid this being a total ripoff we chose to have lunch because the combination lunch and cocktail is quite a bit more reasonable than the straight cocktail price. They offer... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We didn't stay over at Raffles, I simply wanted to visit to say I'd been there and I wasn't disappointed. Fabulous piece of history. We went to the long bar to indulge in having a Singapore sling (simply had to try one). The customer service is excellent and the atmosphere good. We had a wander in and around the hotel... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

When we headed for the birthplace of the Singapore Sling at the Raffles we didn't expect this place to be as touristy as it is, especially not under the week: Hordes of shorts, t-shirt and flip flop-people, and the singapore slings were premixed. I understand that a lot of people order it, but even if it's premixed on premises, still... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I cannot recall the last time I walked out a restaurant but I did so at the Long Bar Steakhouse at Raffles Hotel. The staff at the front of the hotel could hardly have been more unhelpful and off-hand directing us (very vaguely) to the steakhouse. The lift up was slow, hot and scruffy. The room itself has is attractive... More

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