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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
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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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The Legendary Long Bar at Raffles Hotel

This is the bar where the Singapore Sling cocktail was invented. Stop in for a drink while checking out the legendary Raffles Hotel. Lots of history here. It's also a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This was very disappointing. The room itself is very handsome and well displayed. But the service was clinical, bland and processed. We expected menus to be given to us, no had to go to bar and get for ourselves, and then had to catch a waiter's eye to get order taken. The Singapore Slings themselves were very average, and absolutely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the bar where the Singapore Sling cocktail was invented. Stop in for a drink while checking out the legendary Raffles Hotel. Lots of history here. It's also a great place to spot some famous people. I've personally seen Jackie Chan, Matt Damon, Madonna and Liz Taylor here over the years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the staples in Singapore. Took a group of colleagues. 2 Slings later and we were gone but it was a lovely visit. Yes it's expensive but the drinks lovely and ambiance great. Would go back and be less rushed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eventually made it too the Long Bar and as you walk in it feels as if you stepped back in time. The Singapore Slings were in full flow. A nice touch wa the bag of unshelled peanuts on the table whic was a throw back to when this place was first opened.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stop by here one evening and try out one of the several variations of Singapore gin slings . Eat the groundnuts and toss the shells onto the wooden floor ( a long held tradition in this bar ) and settle down cozily onto soft cushioned rattan sofas and armchairs . The cocktails are pricey so expect to pay about 100... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a cocktail enthusiast, and once heard that Cosmopolitan is inspired by a Singapore Sling. The cocktail was created in 1910 by Ngiam Tong Boon, who gave women equal rights to drink. He created a drink to resemeble a fruit punch making it a socially acceptable drink. This drink is a treat for men and women, pricey at S$31... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the highlights of Singapore and a must do. It is not cheap but go in and have a beer or Singapore Sling and through your peanut shells on the floor.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Magnificent room, went a few years ago and was well looked after. This time we all ordered a standard Sling. Took 25 mins to arrive. Then ordered 8 tap waters and this took 15 mins to arrive. Would have ordered more but didn't want to wait forever. Staff seemed dull and disinterested. I don't mind paying $35SGD for a cocktail... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic hotel and bar with all the history and aesthetics. The interior of hotel and bar is amazing with antique furnishings and such detail in all the carvings. It is worth a visit but not the place to sit and have a night of imbibing. Not at S$36.50 + tax per drink. The price was the only negative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went here to sample the Singapore Sling. The hotel from the front is amazing and grand , and the bar is well sign posted from the entrance. Once there a short wait and you are shown to your table. It was very busy but the service was great a whole bag of nuts on the table for you to... More 

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