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Bar & Billiard Room

1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
+65 6412 1816
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
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$$$$
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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Im refering only to the 'Singapore Sling Experience' here which is currently hosted in this bar as the long bar is being refurbished. Don't get me wrong, the hotel is a beautiful building and the bar is a great piece of colonial style architecture. If...More

Thank WilliamPHA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited raffles hotel to try the famous Singapore sling cocktails. On arrival we found out the long bar was closed for refurbishment so we went to the Billards room. We had a singapore sling each and some calamari. The cocktails tasted amazing however we're...More

Thank Scruffy_stu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved Singapore except for the Raffles bar. The staff were unfriendly and reluctant to serve. They could well do a course in how to smile especially the girl n charge. Certainly wouldn't revisit Raffles. Not worth $246 for 4 drinks and 4 small lunches.

Thank kenandlinda2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Like every visitor top Singapoer, we wanted to experience a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar of Raffles Hotel. Unfortunately, the Long Bar was closed as part of the expensive renovation going on but an alternative venue - the bar at the billiard room -...More

Thank Wildfowler3
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came here to experience our first ever Singapore Sling, which we did and found it quite nice if not a little expensive. But it was a one off so cost doesn't really matter. A quirk of the bar is that peanuts...More

Thank creaturecomforts2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must confess I've been to Raffles & the Long Bar on previous occasions and have cloudy, boozy and sugary fond memories of those visits. I had heard that the entire hotel will be shuttered later in 2017 for a renovation so I had to...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a celebratory drink here with work colleagues. Couldn't resist the Singapore sling and the peanuts were a quirky surprise.

Thank JohnPPerth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate in the Bar and Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel. It is the temporary home of the Singapore Sling since the Long bar where it was created is temporary. closed for renovation. The Bar and Billiard Room with its high ceiling fans is right out...More

Thank Chuck U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a visitor not a resident I am of the opinion that the name seems to enable Raffles to charge what it likes. Singapore Sling was $31 in the Pool room bar (Long bar closed) served by a condescending young waiter (rude in a very...More

Thank Matt270653
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to enjoy the heritage of this building when there are moths flying around you everywhere! We moved seats to try to avoid them but it was impossible. I suspect the moths must come from the bags of peanuts that are served at the bar,...More

Thank GSJ71
Nearby
Marina Bay
More of a mini city than a neighbourhood in the
traditional sense, the iconic Marina Bay aims to
dazzle and entertain visitors of all kinds. This is
the Singapore found in glossy brochures, featuring a
world-class hotel, casino, shops, restaurants, bars,
and other attractions all geared towards pure
entertainment. The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands
provides a stunning view of the city, a must-see photo
...More
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Robyn H
Planning a birthday in Singapore next year, and would love to spend it with my friends at the Raffles Bar & Grill ....but is it open on a Tuesday?
11 June 2015|
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Response from Ronald_Dooremalen | Property representative |
Dear Robyn H, Thank you for considering to celebrate such a special occasion at Raffles Singapore. Bar & Billiard Room is open from Tuesdays to Thursdays from 5pm to 11pm, and from 5pm to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:30
Monday
11:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:30
Thursday
11:00 - 00:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Marina Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Marina Bay
  • Phone Number: +65 6412 1816
  • E-mail
Description
With Long Bar undergoing restoration, our iconic Singapore Sling experience will continue to be served here. A light snack menu complements our renowned cocktail as well as an extensive list of other cocktails and spirits.

The Singapore Sling, widely regarded as the national drink of the country, was first created in 1915 at the Long Bar in Raffles Singapore by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. It later went on to gain international fame and a century later, is still enjoyed around the globe.To learn more about the Singapore Sling, please click here.

Regarded as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, Bar & Billiard Room is an institution within Raffles Singapore. It occupies a standalone building built in 1896, and was the first in the country to have a lady bartender stirring up a storm in the 1920s. Inside, chandeliers hang down from the high ceiling and the floor tiles are replicas of the original. One of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century can be found there, where guests are welcomed to play a round or two. Picture windows look out to the surrounding thick foliage, interrupted by elegant cast-iron frames that compose the terrace.
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