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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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 01:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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+65 6412 1816
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"singapore sling"
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"raffles hotel"
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"shells on the floor"
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"monkey nuts"
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"gin sling"
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"bucket list"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do in Singapore. They are doing up the hotel so it’s only a satellite bar at present not the long bar. 16 seats that’s all but turnover is rapid. Worth a visit. Not cheap but the flavour is very special. And you can’t...More

Thank Julian K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Raffles was a fun but expensive experience. We met friends here for a few famous Singapore Slings and it was quite an expensive few drinks. They have a variety of fun flavors to try with a sack of complementary peanuts to peel and enjoy. You...More

Thank Elowishes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Long Bar has been replaced with a very small pop-up bar. On the day we went there was a long queue, and we decided not to wait. I enjoyed a Singapore Sling back at our hotel!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the pop up long bar after we had had amazing Crepes at entre nous vous over the road! The pop up bar is very very small. It had no atmosphere and was disappointing. The renovation should be done by the next time we visit...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We've had a Singapore Sling or two, and enjoyed them. Then we had the Original Singapore Sling, at the pop-up (temporary Long Bar) There is no equal the flavour is something else, it's got a spice/ingredient that really makes it pop. It might just be...More

Thank Thanks4Zero
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

You cannot go to Singapore without visiting here, the building is stunning and the service we received was great and as too were the peanuts but it just had that little too touristy feel about it - good to tick it off though. The Singapore...More

2  Thank Ste_Raw
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

It’s iconic so you kind ve have to go and have a Singapore Sling, but it’s crazy expensive for two reasons. One it’s a high end luxury hotel in one of the worlds most expensive cities, and two Singapore also has one of the worlds...More

Thank Redgrant
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

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

1  Thank NigelBN
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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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Redbmw320
17 August 2017|
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Response from Clement D | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual I guess
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Katyhamburger
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
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