Long Bar Raffles Hotel
Courtesy Raffles Hotel

Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel


The Long Bar is usually at the top of any cocktail lover’s must-see list in the Lion City. Now, thanks to a yearlong renovation effort, the Raffles’ popular bar is better than ever. The tropical decor—inspired by Malayan life in the 1920s—has been updated to include contemporary rattan furniture. New visitors will be happy to hear that bartenders are still serving Singapore slings, which were first created at the bar in 1915, and returning ones know that the best thing to pair with the pink, gin-based cocktail is peanuts. Want to fit in? Throw your peanut shells on the floor when you’re done—the bar encourages this quirky tradition. —Amy Gunia

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