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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Reviewed yesterday

The only place in Singapore that you can throw anything on the floor. All tables had a bag of peanuts on and once you shed the nut out you throw the shells on the floor... good fun.

Thank Leigh W
Reviewed 4 days ago

While the Long Bar is closed this is the place to get your G&T or Singapore Sling. Great old bar, billiards tables, and free peanuts.

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Could not agree more with Martine P. Arrived having dressed according to code to find others are served dressed in beach clothes. The building is impressive and the staff were very good. The cocktails were as expected, pleasant to drink and painful to pay for,...More

Thank Bryan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time in Singapore so we had to go to Raffles for a Singapore Sling cocktail. The main building is undergoing renovation so the cocktails and meals were being served in the billiard room and bar which is adjacent to the main...More

Thank EwanMac
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and i visited Raffles in September 2017. This was supposed to be one of the highlights of our trip. We wanted an evening sipping cocktails and having looked at the Raffles website and dress code we dressed accordingly. We both dressed up for...More

Thank martine p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited Raffles and was really disappointed. I was aware of renovations and had the mandatory Singapore Slings in the Biliard and Bar room. The drinks were lovely but I was very disappointed with the atmosphere. To me I associate Raffles with elegance of a...More

3  Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I were visiting from the USA. This was one of our stops in touring around Singapore. Must see this landmark. Know the drinks are pricey --- but it was cool to visit this old British establishment

1  Thank pamo1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Singapore they say you must have a “sling” but not sure if it’s worth the $31 you pay for it. The original bar they were served in is closed for renovations. I’m glad I got one but wouldn’t go back for...More

Thank BnRadventures2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tourist trap no 1 in Singapore, but a must if you are visiting Singapore. Do not know if it was because it was F1 weekend, but it felt like com in and drinking your Singapore Sling, pay, go so all those in the queue can...More

Thank 577Dan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People say having a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel is a 'must do' in Singapore. I disagree. Visited September 2017. Long room shut so to the Billiard room. Queued for 10 mins to be seated. My wife ordered a gin fizz and was told it...More

Thank Kendal_Green
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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27 July 2017|
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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
Robyn H
11 June 2015|
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Response from Christian W | 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
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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