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Long Bar

1 Beach Road | 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.
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1 Beach Road | Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
+65 6412 1816
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Part of Singapore history, the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel provides a small glimpse of colonialism. It seems that whenever we are in Singapore we end up here at least once. Recommend the Singapore Sling, a spare hour and a relaxed attitude - all...More

Thank MarkWAau
Reviewed 4 days ago

Raffles Singapore is one of those iconic places you simply must visit once in a lifetime. The building itself is impressive, but you really need to eat the peanuts and have a cocktail in the Long Bar to truly appreciate the Raffles experience. The famous...More

Thank Kellyansapansa
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was fun drinking a bit of history Much more elegant setting than I anticipated, but that stands to reason as it is a part of the Raffles Hotel.

Thank MTM75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love going to this place, a bit touristy and overpriced, but worth it for the history and ambience. Any time I have eaten anything, the food has been OK but not great.

Thank Shed17
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night for a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar. Good atmosphere and a fabulous band playing upstairs

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, what can I say? If you're in Singapore, you have to have a Singapore Sling at the Raffle's Long Bar. It was worth going to, and I really felt I was stepping back in time in the bar. Great service, as you'd expect!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to visit the Long Bar during my last stay in Singapore and I must admit I had a really good time. I used to have the Singapore Sling on my cocktail list in my Restaurant and I was really willing to...More

Thank Clement D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited the Long Bar off and on for the past 20 years, I was a bit disappointed to show up there with my old friend to find the Long Bar closed ... and this renovation work will continue until "mid-2018" according to the hotel...More

Thank SpikerKenA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly the long bar was closed for renovations as is a great deal of Raffles Hotel so the famous Singapore Sling was on offer in the Billiard bar downstairs by the Billiard room. The bar is pleasant, but doesn't have the atmosphere of the Long...More

Thank Bernice D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

couldnt be here and not visit for the famous cocktail . expensive but as title says just has to be done

Thank karen h
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Helen D
Are children allowed in the long bar?
12 January 2017|
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Response from Raoul656 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There were kids there when I was there!
Hello, We are stopping off in Singapore on route to Australia!! We have a 9 & 11 year old! Could we bring the children with us for the experience & us parents a quick Singapore Sling? Or are children not allowed? Kind Regards Emma
9 January 2017|
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Response from Simon H | Property representative |
Dear emsielaw, Thank you for reaching out and for your interest in visiting Long Bar on your stopover in Singapore. Children are allowed in Long Bar, only on level 2 and will not be able to consume alcoholic beverages... More
Are short pants acceptable during the day for a drink ??
2 December 2016|
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Response from Simon H | Property representative |
Dear cepitts, Thank you for your question on the dress code at Long Bar. The dress code is casual for Long Bar thus yes, shorts will be permitted during the day. For further enquiries, do contact us at +65 64121816. Best... More