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Raffles Singapore - Writers Bar

Writers Bar

Enjoy craft cocktails, Champagnes, spirits and wines in our sophisticated lobby bar – an alluring space that pays tribute to the many famous authors who have stayed at Raffles Singapore throughout the years.

Design

Nestled in the frontmost corner of The Lobby, Writers Bar features a solid brass bar counter, textured walls adorned with stylishly charming mementos and books, and an alluring chandelier whose many pearls of light shimmer with sophistication.

A tribute to the illustrious authors who have resided at Raffles Singapore, referencing the literary legacy of Raffles, the alluring bar is a sophisticated refuge for intimate conversations over handcrafted tipples.

Drinks

Established as a tribute to the many literary greats who have graced Raffles Hotel Singapore over the century, Writers Bar offers a meticulously curated cocktail experience inspired by the work of the Writer-in-Residence under the Raffles’ Writer’s Residency Programme, which showcases a literary work by an established or aspiring author each year.

Helmed by Head Bartender Nicholas Alexander, Writers Bar currently offers a selection of unique cocktails influenced by the various colourful characters in “The Raffles Affair”, a light-hearted murder mystery set in Raffles Hotel Singapore and written by Vicki Virtue, the current Writer-in-Residence. The bar also offers a refined selection of fine Champagnes, spirits and wines.

Bespoke Signature Cocktails

The historic Long Bar continues its proud tradition as the Home of the Singapore Sling. The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs.

The Sustainable Singapore Sling

In November 2018, the Singapore Sling returned to the Long Bar following Raffles Hotel Singapore’s two-and-a-half-year restoration. Revitalized with elevated craft ingredients, the iconic cocktail returned with a refreshed taste profile, crafted to suit the modern palate while staying true to its original recipe and heritage.

A little fact about this elevated Singapore Sling is the use of ecoSPIRITS, making it more sustainable and better for our environment. Through our partnership with ecoSPIRITS, the iconic cocktail has become a forerunner for  Raffles Hotel Singapore its move to reducing single-use waste and carbon footprint in four ways:

As we embark on a new journey under the ecoSPIRITS Forest Program, Raffles Hotel Singapore is planting one native tree in the Kalimantan or Sumatran rainforest for every 25 Singapore Slings ordered, leaving a permanent legacy of carbon reduction and reforestation of endangered wild areas. Discover our contribution to these endangered rainforests here.

Exuding a welcoming vibe and surrounded by lush greenery, Raffles Courtyard is the city’s social space in a lushly landscaped alfresco venue at the Raffles Arcade.

This friendly bar and lounge offers guests a garden respite against a colonial architectural backdrop, complete with refreshing shared summer drinks and a selection of Southeast Asian small plates, including authentic Singaporean delights.

Perfect for the all-year-round summery weather in Singapore, this bar is where the city comes to socialize, meet, and spend time.

 

Hendricks Gin x Raffles Courtyard

Raffles Courtyard invites cocktail and gin aficionados to discover its latest collaboration with Hendricks’s Gin, a Scottish Gin known for its refreshing infusions of cucumber and rose.

Exclusively available from 1 September to 30 November 2022, delight in an extraordinary line-up of cocktails ingeniously created by Raffles Courtyard and Hendrick’s Gin amidst the lush, landscaped alfresco setting at Raffles Courtyard. This enticing range of six cocktails spotlight the limited-edition Hendricks’s Neptunia, the third and latest addition to Hendricks’s Cabinet of Curiosities, as well as two other iterations, the small batch Hendrick’s Orbium, and the classic Hendrick’s Gin.


 

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