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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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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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Hadn't been to the bar for many years, but it had not changed much. A vestige of the British Empire, you can imagine The colonialists sipping Singapore slings and Gin and tonics... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped off whilst in the city for a Singapore Sling and a light lunch - great food, lovely cocktail and a fantastic place to visit. The kids loved the peanut system! Expect to pay a little more than other places - it is Raffles after all.

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San Francisco, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't been to the bar for many years, but it had not changed much. A vestige of the British Empire, you can imagine The colonialists sipping Singapore slings and Gin and tonics at the bar. There's a bag of peanuts on every table, and as you eat them you throw the shells on the floor. Kind of a fun place,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanting to try the "original" Singapore sling" we headed over to the "Long bar" in Singapore on a recent visit (as you do). The bar is located up a flight of stairs at the famous Raffles Hotel (its well signposted and easy to find) and the bar itself was welcoming and comfortable. Staff were also fairly pleasant. It then went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a good experience having a Singapore Sling in The Long Bar. Quite pricey but guess you do it once in a lifetime. Peanuts are for free though.

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Thank Philipp G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the most expensive cocktail I have ever had, but it's a Singapore Sling in Singapore! The style of the place is in keep with its heritage. Somehow the room full of tourists did not detract much from the atmosphere. Setting at the bar allows one to watch bartenders making all kinds of different variations of the Sling. Trading stories... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once cool, now just a one-shot tourist trap. Bar is filled with tourists having their obligatory "must-do" Singapore Sling and awaiting sticker shock when they get the bill. Skip the drinks, Stroll through and look at the sunburnt tourists and say you saw it. Crappy drinks at sky-high prices (buy a thirty dollar drink and get a plastic commemorative cup!).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Second time here and I'd forgotten how pricey the drinks were. The band upstairs were playing some welcome tunes to accompany the Singapore Sling. As we visited later in the evening, exploring the rest of the hotel was not possible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A drink, no a Singapore Sling is a must do, when visiting Singapore. I was silly enough to shout my family as well! it isn't cheap! But I had a Singapore Sling at a nearby bar for half the price and it was only half the drink! So! you get what you pay for. It is nice to sit in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few colonial/authentic or more than 50 years buildings in Singapore. Raffles Hotel and its Long Bar is one of those. The Long Bar is famous for the sling coctail and its colonial ambiance. The price to pay is yet high..31 singaporean dollars for a sling plus tax&service, and the pleasure to litter the floor with peanut shells..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Raffles Hotel is recommended quite often as a must do for Singapore but I don't agree with that. It was a nice building in historical colonial style and a good atmosphere but in my opinion it was not worth to go there. Singapore Sling at Raffles Long Bar is good but you pay around 36$ and that's definitely too... More 

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Simon H, General Manager at Long Bar, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While majority of travellers from around the world enjoy visiting Long Bar and view it as a rite of passage when in Singapore, it is regrettable to know that you feel otherwise. The Singapore Sling was first concocted in 1915 at Long Bar, and is... More 

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