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Long Bar

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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The historic Long Bar returns fully restored and continues its proud tradition as the Home of the Singapore Sling. The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs. Long Bar was...more
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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
Central Area/City Area
+65 6412 1816
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Reviewed today

There's a special magic here, the history, the peanuts, the atmosphere and old world feel is amazing. Oh did I forget to mention the Singapore Sling - so so good.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank almago6
Reviewed yesterday

The Long Bar originated the Singapore Sling drink. I never had one before and didn’t see much reason to do so now. But, my husband insisted we stop by and visit this iconic bar. It is located in the Raffles Hotel which is undergoing extensive...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GracieG2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes this place is touristy, yes you'll probably queue to get in and yes the drinks are pricey, however this is an switch back in time experience taking you back to old colonial days and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Bags of peanuts, shells to be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Red_wines100
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the long bar, as we wanted to experience the Singapore sling in it's original location. We were surprised when we entered and there were peanut shucks on the floor. But we soon felt at home in this bar, it has a lovely vibe....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LindaG734
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow, it’s been 8 years since we came to the long bar. It’s had a refurbishment and opened the end of 2018. We arrived at 12pm and got seats straight away. The bar is beautiful and colonial with hundreds of Singapore Slings being served. It’s...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank denisecE6398UD
Reviewed 2 days ago

The famous Raffles Hotel is closed until June 2019 and completely boarded off but the “Long Bar” has now been refurbished and is open once again. I wasn't expecting the 40 minute wait to get in with the temperature in the 30's and high humidity...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BenidormAl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very disappointing! Living on its reputation and driving tourists through the door. I can't imagine that the original Long Bar was anything like it is now. Expensive and you probably won't wait around for a 2nd Singapore Sling.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We couldn’t resist a trip to the Long Room to have the world famous Singapore Sling. We had to queue for 10 minutes but then were taken to our table. A large back of peanuts still shelled was placed on our table allowing us to...More

Thank AndrewCatley
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone has heard of Raffles Hotel and the Long Bar, so we duly went to see. We sat in the long bar, fanned by imitation palm fronds, and drank our Singapore Slings. We ate our peanuts and threw the shells on the floor as custom...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Irene C
Christian W, General Manager at Long Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Irene C, Thank you for taking the time to visit us. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience at our newly restored Long Bar, where the iconic Singapore Sling was first concocted in 1915. The Singapore Sling experience has gone...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just had to visit this to round off our trip to Singapore and we were not disappointed. We were shocked there was a queue so make sure you allow plenty of time. When you get to the top of the stairs the queue took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Christian W, General Manager at Long Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear lalalkatelalala, Thank you for taking the time to visit us. It is great that you have enjoyed the iconic Singapore Sling experience in its birthplace, where many travellers deem it a "must-do". The Singapore Sling experience has gone beyond the cocktail itself and it...More

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Linda S
February 1, 2019|
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Response from Robin P | Reviewed this property |
Most people were smart casually dressed or more. So I would not show up in thongs and shorts. Raffles is after all a top of the range hotel. Staff there are very formal. Opening hours 11am to 11pm.
January 28, 2019|
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Response from Nancy G | Reviewed this property |
Hi They dont have family room but the staff are very accommodating and friendly. It’s a very relaxing area and i have see tourist in shorts and vest tops coming in for a beer or sling and they were server. Long Bar is... More
January 26, 2019|
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Response from Peter_Pe | Reviewed this property |
The drinks are around 25 SGD, but You visit the place because it’s legendary, not because it’a a bargain.
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