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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay at the Hotel, but came for the Singapore Sling and we were disappointed to see that the Hotel was closed for renovations. I really wanted my BF to experience having a Singapore Sling at this iconic hotel. That being said, they have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to see the Raffles but alas it was under renovation. On the back side they have two rooms open to the public, a gift shop and a small bar. We tried a Singapore Sling (31 SGD) and were disappointed. Gift shop is...More

Thank BluedogTraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been waiting to come here since April. Read on the internet part of the hotel was shut but billiard room was open instead of the long bar. On arrival it took us ages to find and when we did, all of the hotel was shut...More

Thank marniekaystubbs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well this was just to say we had done it. OK, but not any atmosphere. Very expensive. Bar man had no service skills.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it will set you back some $$$ for this iconic cocktail, but well worth it. Great setting in the bar -- did not stay at the hotel. This is definitely a 'must see' spot in Singapore, so put it on your list.

Thank wrigley189
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously when we booked our trip to Singapore we knew that we needed to have a Singapore sling at raffles. Unfortunately, it is closed for renovations but they have a pop up bar. It isn’t great however the Singapore sling was nice.

Thank YorksFoodie1995
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drink is perfect. To bad about the renovation. The renovation make it less special and cool. The pop up bar is a dull.

Thank M0nicaN0rway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the place takes a while to find even in a taxi because of their refurbishment and the tiny size of the "bar". The closest taxi stand to continue with tour journey is about 10min walk. Secondly, when we came there wasting the...More

4  Thank Channel the Gre... b
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

The Raffles Hotel in Singapore is currently undergoing renovations which means travelers seeking the famous Original Singapore Sling are set to be very disappointed. Fortunately, the hotel has opened a "pop-up experience" around the corner which houses the Raffles gift shop and a small pop-up...More

3  Thank s00perreel
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The original Long Bar is closed for renovation along with most of Raffles Hotel. There is a vey small pop up version on the other side of he site where you can get a Singapore Sling but it is a poor imitation of the real...More

2  Thank Ken18
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Stef17986
24 July 2018|
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Response from mikesierra | Reviewed this property |
You need to check that the Raffles Hotel has reopened, as during our visit in April, it was under-going a complete refurbishment. To get the Singapore Sling experience, there was a very small temporary 'pop-up' Long Bar at... More
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Mel D
28 January 2018|
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Response from BB1972MEL | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are. They serve cocktails and snack type foods. They might enjoy throwing peanuts on the floor! Be prepared for the really expensive prices!!!
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