Long Bar
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
About
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 located at Cad’s Alley in the early 1900s. At a time when improved rail and road systems brought rubber and palm oil plantation owners over to Singapore from Malaya every weekend, it was known as the ‘Rendezvous of Planters’. The earthy decor of the two-storey Long Bar is inspired by Malayan life in the 1920s. The deep, rich colours and lush greenery transport patrons to the edge of a tropical plantation. In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere, guests are invited to brush peanut shells off the table and bar counter to the floor. This is quite possibly the only place in Singapore where littering is encouraged.
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  • Steven B
    Barrowford, United Kingdom148 contributions
    Raffles Long bar.
    Fulfilled a life time ambition. Had to wait approx five minutes to get in,but once inside, it lived up to its billing. Very very expensive but worth it for a lifetime experience. All the staff were obliging and knowledgeable. If I was in Singapore again,I will go again.
    Visited June 2022
    Written December 15, 2022
  • RichardOldfield
    Radcliffe on Trent, United Kingdom1,334 contributions
    When in Rome…(?)
    Well you have to visit the Long Bar when in Singapore… not our first visit but you have to return …although we can’t see any difference since the refurb (of the hotel), and the price of a Singapore Sling is a bit eye watering. May be it should be renamed The Watering Hole;-) Expect to queue, but it moves quite quickly. And the nuts are tiny. $$$
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 1, 2023
  • Shinester888
    Sydney, Australia669 contributions
    A must when in town
    We heard about Raffles and the long bar prior. We hit the opening and enjoyed a couple of slings, of course. It's a great history and a good place to cool down after wandering around the Fort area.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 3, 2023
  • Ulyana
    Almaty, Kazakhstan900 contributions
    Must visit for cocktails lovers
    The iconic place where Singapore sling cocktail was invented. Now it costs S$38, other cocktails are cheaper (S$20-30), these prices are without tax and service (extra 17%). There is a bar with colonial historical atmosphere, where old traditions as peanuts shells on the floor are still alive. There is (I think always) a queue, but it goes fast: we spend there 10 minutes.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 5, 2023
  • Shivanthi G
    1 contribution
    A nice atmosphere spoiled by snubbing local arrack
    Very cool atmosphere was spoiled by two things: 1. A supposed "foreign concept" which meant they did not serve arrack (available at other restaurants of the hotel, and weirdly they did serve local beer) and 2. A silly "no shorts" requirement for gentlemen (even in leather shoes, and even at an outdoor table). As I mentioned it was really nice, with excellent local bite preparations, and especially because the band played local music as well as English music. But we will not be going back, because when in Sri Lanka, we want to buy local, including the delicious arrack. If it is about pricing, I would pay more to have the alcohol I enjoy.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 10, 2023
  • Thievingbird
    Brisbane, Australia58 contributions
    Raffles, history and Singapore Slings
    I was staying in the hotel across the road and have always wanted to go in to the breathtaking Raffles hotel. As it’s home to the famous Singapore Sling I went to the Long Bar to try one in its natural habitat. It wasn’t very busy thankfully and I got a bar seat straight away. The room is just beautiful with dark wood and a real colonial at feel to it. It was a great experience sitting drinking my eye watering my expensive Sling thinking about the history of the hotel and watching everyone soak up the ambience of this beautiful structure. Worth every cent though I’d have had to take a second mortgage out if I’d wanted another one!
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 5, 2023
  • Stephen B
    Sydney, Australia38 contributions
    A rip off
    We had not been to the Raffles Long Bar for a few years and were keen to revisit. It hadn't changed much, and as usual they don't miss when it comes to charging a ridiculous amount for a pre-mixed Singapore Sling. $38 SGD, plus taxes/service fees, makes it an expensive exercise. No wonder everyone stays for just one drink! Will be our last trip to Raffles.
    Visited January 2023
    Written February 7, 2023
  • larnerdarren
    Reading, United Kingdom1,245 contributions
    Singapore sling
    We came here for 12 noon opening time. There was a bit of a queue, but we managed to get seated at the bar. It is a beautiful bar with lots of history. We both ordered the famous Singapore sling and I must say it was delicious. They also give you a small sack of nuts to nibble on. Probably the most expensive cocktail I’ve had , especially when the service charge and tax is added. I probably wouldn’t rush back, but we felt we wanted to experience this must do on our first visit to Singapore.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2023
  • joday013
    Western Australia, Australia157 contributions
    Old world charm.
    We all know it's going to be expensive, and you can go over the road to chijmes and get a Singapore sling for $16. But that wouldn't have you sitting in the long bar. And how would you tell your friends you paid way to much for a drink. You are paying for an experience. A expensive one, but your not getting hammered in this bar. Do it once to tick of the list.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 8, 2023
  • SolihullTraveller
    Solihull, United Kingdom734 contributions
    Where Else Should One Partake?
    We've been to Raffles a few times, but for some reason we've always drunk in the Writers Bar, so today we finally sat at the Long Bar. It's a legendry spot and what we didn't realise was you could access it directly from the street. We'd arrived at the hotel entrance and managed to walk into the lobby then walk out again along the various courtyards until we found it. Being a popular thing to do, there was a small queue waiting for free tables and it's literally first come first served. It turned out to be no more than 20 minutes though we did notice it grew much longer once inside. The Singapore Sling is the drink to choose, though we've had them in Raffles before yet my wife thought it was better for some reason. Anyway, after that I tried a half-yard of ale which was quite fun. Prices are a little higher but you're in a world famous bar. We only went in for one drink but got talking to a couple from the UK who lived near us so we ended up spending a few hours in there. It was fun, the bar tenders were happy to chat and told us about the traditions and why we were throwing our monkey nut shells on the floor!
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 15, 2023
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Burtondave
Burton upon Trent, UK10 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were told to try this place out just for it’s history
And yes it’s pricey but what a place, we went today at 12.30 until 2.0 and it was faultless, had to wait about 5 minutes as there is a queue and the maitre at the the door was spot on on, he did not let anybody walk in he was on the ball all the time and he made our experience well worth it. His attention to detail was spot on, top marks to him and his staff. Would I got back here I could live there.
Written February 12, 2020
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turnbulltribe
Newcastle Upon Tyne14 contributions
We were blown away by the exterior of The Raffles Hotel, so lovely, made our way upstairs to the Long Bar and were seated immediately. The tables were close together with hessian sacks of monkey nuts on the tables and the empty shells crushing under our feet. Drinks menu eventually arrived, eye watering prices, however we said you only do it once, so bit the bullet and ordered two Singapore slings. Two drinks worked out at £51 - imagine how disappointed we were to see these being made in batches of six at a time. Tasted poor and a bit like pop - very little alcohol and felt well and truly ripped off. When we left there was a huge queue, it really is like the story The Emperors New Clothes, and we fell for it.
Written January 19, 2020
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ScottishBuddha
Australia46 contributions
Jan 2020
Please don't waste your money on total over priced drinks which are full mostly off crushed ice. Apparently your meant to ask for less if you knew this in advance as explained by Casper the Manager who actually followed me out off the Long Bar when I tried to explain how I felt! Recent experience we ordered two drinks, one tasted awful so sweet undrinkable. Ordered another just as bad. You literally get about one inch off fluid the rest is ice so in effect you are paying for the most expensive ice in your life at $50 for 2 drinks! That's GBP £27. There are far better hotels around that have far better atmospheres. Sent them an email to which they responded this is standard practice with the amount off ice so blatantly they are trying to make as much money as possible out off tourists visiting The Long Bar. There is no ambience. You are just staring at other tourists most likely feeling the same.
Written February 6, 2020
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nwmindra
Singapore, Singapore358 contributions
Feb 2020
This is on the tick list of many a visitor to Singapore. Singapore sling, throw peanuts on the floor and take some selfies. Sitting by the door one can judge that the iconic Long Bar is a bit like Kings Cross station - people just never stop coming in and going out. But be prepared to pay a King's ransom for the must-do experience. The traditional Singapore sling is around $35 while other cocktails are all around $25 or more - and they are tiny. So tiny that you don't really feel like you've had a drink until you've had at least two. So by the time you leave your wallet will be crying. Having said that, the service is excellent and the place is beautiful. They could, however, do better with the peanuts, which tasted stale to me.
Written March 9, 2020
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Muriel D
2 contributions
Feb 2020
People were made to queue outside in the mid day sun while there were plenty of empty tables inside. We had to ask for an empty table where we were able to see the room (not stuck behind the stair case). The senior bar tender seemed to running everything - the queue outside, where you sit, the ordering of drinks etc. Service was extremely slow, the Singapore sling I ordered was the second most expensive and they were expensive, and I have had better Singapore Slings in our own hotel for free! There was very little alcohol in it, and it had no flavour. When you are ready to leave and want to pay your bill, you have to ask several times before anything happens. I had been really looking forward to this event, but in my opinion save your money, it really is not worth going. Buy yourself a drink someone else and enjoy it. I have been there, done that, never again.
Written June 24, 2020
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Geoff_and_Juls
Mellieha, Malta276 contributions
Oct 2019
This is one of the must do things in Singapore. It's not cheap, each drink is over £20, but to drink a Singapore Sling in Raffles must be on many people's bucket list. The atmosphere is crazy, quaint, yet somehow laid back. The sack of nuts on the table has to be tried, if only to be able to throw your shells on the floor. We were there late afternoon and the floor was deep in shells. You may have to queue, but the queue moves fairly quickly as they are keen to get you through the door. The cocktails are individually hand made so there is a constant rattle of shakers. Despite the queues to get in, there is no sense of being rushed here. It's special: do it once and enjoy it.
Written April 6, 2020
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Sandra T
London, UK145 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I have had Raffles on my bucket list for years, to visit the Long Bar and have a Singapore Sling. Unfortunately they were massively understaffed and the queue we were in took 40 or so minutes until we were eventually seated. The drinks were unsurprisingly overpriced.
Written February 6, 2020
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janet b
Leeds, UK134 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
While on a three day stop over on our way home , we had been told by lots of people to visit the famous Raffles hotel for the famous Singapore sling...so we did .
We love history, so reading the info on the walls as you go up the stairs to the bar was very interesting, and yes we did have to queue, but we expected it when we went at peak time and it’s a well known famous place for tourists to visit, so expect it !! We had only to wait about 15 minutes and to be honestly it was a gorgeous day , sun was shining and the raffles hotel itself is beautiful , so we didn’t mind . When we got to our table the place was very busy and sure enough nuts 🥜 every where ....an old tradition from the early years apparently so they kept it .
We had the original Singapore sling @£35 s$( £16 ish at the rate we bought) the standard is about ($29) we could definitely feel and taste the alcohol....proper adult cocktails , very nice indeed. We tried different ones for the next round and again they were spot on .
Staff were very friendly and quick to serve us, no complaints there, and we didn’t feel rushed to finish our drinks at all .
Written January 27, 2020
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badmintontim
Hastings, UK4,554 contributions
We went to the hotel as we hadn’t been there for many years and knew that they had refurbished it. We had originally wanted to book for the afternoon tea with dim sum and traditional afternoon tea, but it looked as though this had been discontinued which was such a shame as this was so lovely when we had this a number of years ago.
We went later in the evening to go to the ‘Long Bar’ as our friends wanted to go and have an original Singapore sling for their first time.
Very difficult to find but we made it with the help of various members of staff - it’s like a maze now at the hotel.
We had to queue outside for approx 30 minutes to get in and when we did get in were amazed that they had an upstairs that they had closed and that there was no need for anyone to queue if they had left that open (some people just walked away so lost custom there!).
A Singapore sling is the most expensive anywhere at $35 Singapore dollars but an experience - with unlimited nuts!
We wanted to buy a souvenir but the shop closes at 21:00 and you cannot buy anything from the long bar!
Written February 9, 2020
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,079 contributions
Dec 2019
The Raffles Hotel Long Bar is billed as the 'home of the Singapore Sling', and while it has become very touristy, this should not be missed by anyone who likes a good drink. I had gone in 2007 with my wife and there were no queues then, but in the newly renovated Raffles, there are substantial queues to access the Long Bar. Fortunately we only waited 20-25 minutes, and ordered 1 Singapore Sling for myself and one fruit punch for my daughter. Both were very tasty. The bags of peanuts on each table come free. The whole place, with the ceiling rattan fans, is quite cool. The drinks are very very expensive for what they are, but then you are in a unique location.
Written January 15, 2020
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