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Bar & Billiard Room - CLOSED

1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
+65 6412 1816
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  • Excellent42%
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  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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1 - 10 of 288 reviews

Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

When my husband & I went to Raffles for the obligatory Singapore Sling we were aware that it was undergoing a refurbishment & that the Long Bar was closed. That did not put us off & in we went to the billiard room. It was...More

Thank sandramilne
Reviewed January 2, 2018

We went to Raffles for Slings to celebrate my husband's birthday. The surroundings were lovely, but building works were ongoing, which spoilt the ambience and the experience somewhat. We had 1 beer, 1 alcoholic Sling and 1 virgin Sling and this came to a grand...More

Thank chillinb30
Reviewed December 27, 2017

I went here for tasting the original Singapore Sling. Of course it was good, they invented it. Anyway, I suggest this place for its atmosphere, it is really amazing!!

Thank Mattia R
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Had to stop in on my first night in Singapore for a Sling. Although I’d like to see the hotel when it is restored in Jun-18, this place was still great. I love the trivia fact about the tiger in 1902. Loved the peanut shells...More

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

We went to the Raffles hotel and we were so excited to finally be there. Unfortunately they are doing construction on the building. Due to this the Singapore sling is now served in the Bar and billiards room. It is still beautiful but my husband...More

Thank Kelli M
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

We were so excited to come back and see Raffles after 20 years. Unfortunately a huge renovation project is underway so the temporary bar was pretty dire and the whole place was a let down. Sure it will be amazing once complete but give it...More

Thank fleetoffoot
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

You can’t come to Singapore and not have a Singapore Sling at Raffles. The Long Bar is currently closed as part of the renovations but you can still have your “sling” in the Billiard Bar. We had to wait about 15mins to get in but...More

Thank Liz J
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

The actual bar room is really nice looking, classy and there is a thing about throwing the peanut shells on the floor which is a bit fun. The peanuts we're free on the table, but OMG their famous Singapore Sling (drink) was crazy expensive 31s$...More

Thank Tudyluuu
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Whilst in SIngapore we decided to go Raffles for a special birthday Singapore Sling. We were so disappointed. A Singapore Sling we discovered isnt much different to a Pimms so not much special there and it comes with a monumental price tag at Raffles. More...More

1  Thank CheltenhamJim
Reviewed November 21, 2017

A bar with history, probably the oldest bar in Singapore. A replacement place to get the original Singapore Sling as The Long Bar is under renovation till end of Dec'17 Brought a friend to taste the iconic Singapore Sling and his comment on the taste...More

Thank Richard_Heng
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
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
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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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