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Long Bar

1 Beach Road, 2F Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
65 6337 1886
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #14 of 80 nightlife in Singapore
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Type: Bar/ Clubs
Fee: No
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.... more » 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. « less
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You really should not go to Singapore and not visit Raffles Long Bar. This is one of the few places that is still colonial in feel. Can get very busy later in the evening so suggest a visit before eight unless you want to have a meal there. The famous Singapore Sling is a must have drink, even though it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was dragged here by a friend recently - the cocktails were so expensive, service took forever and when the slings did arrive they were ordinary. Great history but...

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Having been to the Tiffin room in Raffles earlier in the week, when my husband suggested going for a drink at the long bar on our last day in Singapore my first thought was I was underdressed in a vest and shorts so I bought a dress (any excuse) and changed into it so we could go for afternoon cocktails... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

All i really have to say is that this hotel is fantastic. and all i have to add to that is SINGAPORE SLING. if you have only a small amount of time in the city, cruise by the hotel for a world famous singapore sling. fantastic drink with fantastic atmosphere. good place to kill some time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Go to the long bar at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. History has stood still, a must do and have a Singapore Sling. Worth every Dollar and have a look around the hotel worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well it's true what the other reviewers say it's expensive but to be honest it's what you'd expect. It's a city and a classy hotel jumping on a band wagon. Just hop on board and roll with it. For me and my husband it's our one and only visit to Singapore so we dug deep in our pockets and paid... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went here to have a Singapore Sling for the experience. The bar has birds walking around and the floor is covered in peanut shells which creates an interesting atmosphere. The drinks are very expensive ($29 for a sling) so probably best to have only one drink.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Took my family here to experience some real Singapore history. We all had a ball ordering very over-priced drinks (Slings and lemonades), eating (and throwing) peanuts, and admiring the unique air cooling system. It's set in the wonderful old world style of the Raffles Hotel. Don't come here expecting a slick high end cocktail experience. Appreciate it for what it... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited here with a friend. Due to myself working in a High end cocktail, I was expecting big things. To cut it short. It's full of pigeons which is just not sanitary. The bar staff are clueless and the bar back was so messy !! After asking for a menu SIX times finally got one. And then after waiting 35... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Raffles Hotel is a superb hotel which has retained some of its original splendour - despite the innovative buildings surrounding it. Is it worth the $27 for a Singapore Sling? Of course it is - this is the home of the Sling - it was invented here. PLUS you can eat free peanuts and drop the shells on the floor.... More

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