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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 yesterday via mobile

Totally a tourist trap. Part of the famous Oriental Hotel, it has simply become a place for tourists to go and try a Singapore sling. Expensive, noisy and really not much fun.

Thank kbwsanfrancisco
Reviewed 3 days ago

When in Singapore you just have to have a Singapore Sling and what better place would you think to have that than where it was created in the Historical Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel. The building is lovely and so steeped in history, this...More

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went rather early to get a table and thank God we did! it was soon packed with people waiting.The Singapore sling was OK- OK, but had to be had. We were tourists after all. The ambience was very nice and was fun to litter...More

Thank rksd
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting the Long Bar is certainly a MUST when in Singapore but…when we went there it was chaotic with many, many tourists and, anyway, the prices were extortionate! The peanuts (for dropping shells onto the floor) were free.

Thank DavidB027
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place to go to have the true Singapore Sling cocktail! The Singapore Sling was invented at this bar. A bit pricey but worth the experience!

Thank JustindnSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Singapore how could we not stop by for a Singapore Sling? It was fun sitting at the bar, throwing peanut shells on the floor, enjoying the overpriced drinks though they are tasty. Not a surprise, just enjoy and allow yourself to imagine all the...More

Thank BKbeachers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Singapore Sling is way over priced here. Yes its a cool place to see but with the construction and the mess it was not worth going. We had a couple drinks and it was over $60.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to try the infamous Singapore Sling. The building itself is pretty cool with fans gently swaying overhead. Peanut shells litter the floor. The service was spotty and the drink way overpriced.

Thank mizlgw
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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
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15 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!
8 January 2017|
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Response from Ronald_Dooremalen | 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