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“The experience is worth it.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Long Bar

Long Bar
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US$ 41.72*
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Singapore by Night Tour with Dinner
Ranked #3 of 134 Nightlife in Singapore
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Home of the Singapore Sling, this two-storey 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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“The experience is worth it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We attended and enjoyed 2 slings and 1 virgin sling (non alcoholic) for our daughter.
It is worth attending and enjoying the experience. Expensive, yes, but you only live once; you can’t take the money with you. Raffles Hotel is also worth a look around and a souvenir or two from the Raffles Hotel shop. You have to search out the Long Bar as access was not granted from the front for non residents. It is open to the public and photographs can be taken inside. It is an interesting and nostalgic place to have a look around. All in all it took about an hour or so, well worth it in our view.

Visited April 2012
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“Nice but expensive.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

The Long Bar has a very nice atmosphere and attentive staff. Naturally getting a Singapore Sling here is the ultimate thing to do, but know that your paying for it. The night before I ate at Chinatown and paid 55 SGD for 2 people for a fantastic meal and drinks, and for 2 Singapore Slings at Raffles we paid 82 SGD. Been there now, done that now, and will never return. Too expensive!

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“The Raffles Long Bar”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This one is easy. Go there, try to make it to a table without slipping on the (signature) peanut shells on the floor. A Singapore sling (comes in several flavours) is 26 SGD plus 17 percent. The place is normally crowded, yes there is even a queue at the door at times. The place is full of tourists, Americans are there in large numbers. The toilets around the corner are totally out of character with the Raffles hotel in particular and Singapore standards in general. Hence try to avoid them.

The hotel is very neat, the beautiful reception is closed to non-guests and the restaurants of top class.

The Long bar is there for tourists and the profit only. It could as well be closed as it no longer has anything to do with the hotel as such.

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“Expensive drinks but good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We enjoyed our visit and eating peanuts and throwing shells on floor - makes for a fun atmosphere. Drinks are expensive especially for a premixed singapore sling poured out of a plastic juice bottle. However, we asked for ours to be mixed the proper way in front of us and the barman was happy to oblige.

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“Been there, done that”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

When in Singapore I'm told you must have a Singapore Sling at Raffles Long Bar, well I did but only one. When I discovered what was in one I thought I'd be on my ear but it was very watered down - $28 (Singapore) and couldn't even get a hint of the alcohol. What's with the peanut shells all over the floor?

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