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Long Bar

1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
+65 6412 1816
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Long Bar is now closed as part of our restoration programme and is slated for a grand reopening in the middle of 2018, along with the rest of the hotel. Home of the Singapore Sling, this two-story 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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
+65 6412 1816
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Only had time to have a cocktail and snack as we were in a hurry. The staff were excellent. The snack food and cocktail were good. The building is what you come to see! Under refurbishment at present but no inconvenience or disruption to visitors....More

Thank 158David1607
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun here. Yes the drinks are pricey but they are amazing and you have to visit Raffles if you go to Singapore! There was a line up to go in but the wait was short as he line moved quickly. Putting...More

Thank Nataleigh S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you enter Raffles, you are entering history. Colonial history. You may not approve of Britain's colonial history, but like it or not, that's what this is. We loved it. We were there late morning. For the record, we did not have a Singapore Sling...More

Thank NigelBN
Reviewed 19 December 2017

You simply have top try the long bar if in Singapore. Nothing beats a Singapore sling and a bucket of peanuts. It is a little pricey but to be expected given the location. Great service

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Presently closed and relocated to the Billiard Room, still a great atmosphere. Take out a second mortgage to pay for your drinks! Even more expensive than other Bars/Restaurants in Singapore.

Thank BeijingEye
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

You can’t come to Singapore and not have a Singapore Sling at Raffles. The Long Bar is currently closed as part of the renovations but you can still have your “sling” in the Billiard Bar. We had to wait about 15mins to get in but...More

2  Thank Liz J
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Okay, we went to raffles to try the original Singapore sling. The long bar was close so we had it, along with several other patrons, at a very nice, elegant alternate facilty. The drink was decent, not great, but I objected to it costing much...More

Thank len m
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Da ol' momma's died and gone to heaven - she left the last unwashed dish in the sink. That's the recipe for the original Singapore Sling, which had long been entered into mythology. No one knows what or where it is, until the good brother...More

Thank stpn_fz
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Having been to Singapore on a couple of occasions, I really needed to have a Singapore sling where the drink was created. So we all visited the Long Bar in Raffles hotel. The service was excellent and the drinks superb! Peanuts are on each table...More

1  Thank jules-n-gang
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Love this place, will be interesting to see after the renovations if it still has the same character and buss

Thank BernardWhewell
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Clement D | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual I guess
16 July 2017|
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Response from Gussy1dog | Reviewed this property |
it goes back to the days of the British empire where they basically had a local person doing all the cleaning. monkey nuts cost virtually nothing to buy and were given free at the bar, as they still are. it also served as a... More
Helen D
12 January 2017|
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Response from Raoul656 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There were kids there when I was there!