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Address: 1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | 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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Hours:
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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I guess it's almost compulsory to visit the Long Bar in Raffles if ever you find yourself in Singapore. It is part of the colonial hotel that has been made famous over years for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Helston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I guess it's almost compulsory to visit the Long Bar in Raffles if ever you find yourself in Singapore. It is part of the colonial hotel that has been made famous over years for the Singapore Sling. The fan system has to be seen to be believed consisting of a number of papers fans operated by a vey ancient electric... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Singapore sling is not cheap at S$31 but it is very enjoyable. The colonial architecture and feeling inside the dark Long Bar, with peanut shells all over the floor, is great; it takes you back in time. A worthwhile experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this bar on 23 November 2016 after hearing that you can not visit Singapore without visiting this bar and having a Sling and im so glad i did! The hotel itself is huge and very clean and tidy and the Long Bar is really cute, there is a good atmosphere in there even for a single traveler like... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While in town we went to Long Bar and had the obligatory Singapore Sling cocktail. While delicious, be prepared to fork over S$30 which is outrageous, and endure little service from the staff who probably tire of all the sweaty tourists coming in for their cocktail. The Raffles Hotel is beautiful and you can imagine how it must have been... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes it is expensive but just enjoy the experience of sitting in the Long Bar on a hot afternoon with a drink. Why would you bother having a Singapore Sling anywhere else, after all it's the place to do it. Service and quality perfectly good. One for the Bucket List.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very expensive - 2 Singapore Slings & 1 beer $NZ110 Won't bother going back but good to do I guess. Peanuts on the tables was fun & watching the old fashioned fans. Staff were busy & impersonal until your glass was empty... A good write up as you enter telling the story about the Raffles Hotel & how they came... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't do Singapore without having a Singapore sling at the famous Long Bar at Raffles. Beautiful building and bar to match with Peanut shells all over the floor as is tradition here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pro's - I love the keeping of the colonial architecture - you really got a feel for how life must have been like back in the day Con's - it's a little bit expensive for what the Singapore sling is! I made up for it by consuming copious amounts of free monkey nuts Be sure to ask for a different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long Bar has been there for ages as we went 12 years ago. I still love the novelty of throwing the peanut shells on the floor! Sacks of free nuts are everywhere and at each table for people to enjoy. It's not cheap though as a glass of house red wine is 28 S$ Did enjoy the live band upstairs!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a queue to get in to this bar at 4:00pm (which is new to me) but when patrons left, people were promptly seated and their every request tended to. I've never been somewhere so...Casablanca. It's worth the overpriced (yes, $38/cocktail is overpriced) original creation, the 'Singapore Sling'; every damn dollar. The setting (waving, not spinning fans, louvres, peanut... More 

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