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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Reviewed yesterday

A$73 for 2 x Singapore Slings and some peanuts. This is an establishment that I would avoid if you can. If you have a bucket list and want to say you've been to Raffles and had a Singapore Sling well then go ahead. S$30 +...More

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bar & Billiard Room is the place to get your Singapore sling while the Raffles hotel is being restored. Visiting Singapore without tasting this great and iconic drink is a shame. The drink is expensive (approx. 35 Singapore dollars), but has great taste. Honestly,...More

Thank Riplis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful place. Brilliant to bring visitors and tourists who get to see the beautiful colonial building but equally as wonderful when living in the country. I have been going for 20 years and the staff have been unwaiveringly fantastic and their brunch in...More

Thank Nadia C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loving history as I do the original Raffles had to be worth a visit. However not having funds to stay a sling it would have to be... However I was disappointed...I knew it would be expensive but that was not the problem. There is major...More

Thank EM T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took family here for their first ever Singapore Slings. They loved the decor. They loved their slings. And they loved the lunch (satay and spring rolls). They were more than happy to return later in the trip. Service was excellent.

Thank SteveCross
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bar and Billiard Room is a part of the Raffles hotel, and a must-visit for first-time Singapore'rs, expats and anyone with an interest in the colonial times and history of Singapore. At the time of my visit, this was the only place to get...More

Thank Kai R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Singapore you have to do a Singapore Sling at the Raffles, just for one hour take a seat in this 1920s style bar, enjoy the colonial decor, the nuts and the Sling. The staff are very attentive, the only downside is the $73...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok you are at Raffles, ok it's historic and ok i'll pay 30$ for a Singapore sling because it was born here. But then have your food match these standards! Even if it's finger food and burgers, you should have a 5-star burger and 5-star...More

Thank Magnus-Octopus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Long Bar is currently being renovated so this is the current home to the Singapore Sling. Take your heart tablets as they aren't cheap but a vast to Singapore isn't complete without having one at Raffles. The room is pleasantly colonial and the its...More

Thank Doug2371
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved visiting the National History museum to understand more about Singapore's history, and then went to experience a slice of it ourselves. The Long Bar is closed but I loved this bar anyway. Yes it's full of tourists doing the same thing, and the...More

Thank KirstyAWragg
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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
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Sferrojr
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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
no I don't believe so - at least we did not see anyone smoking
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Robyn H
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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