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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.


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.


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.

Bangkok Tipples: A Pop-up @ Long Bar Level 3

Long Bar proudly presents Bangkok Tipples, a pop-up at Long Bar Level 3, a collaboration with Perrier bringing bartenders from four renowned bars in Bangkok.

From now till 3 July 2022, the vibrant city of Bangkok takes centre stage at the legendary Long Bar as some of the city’s top cocktail bars showcase their finest and most innovative cocktail creations.

Look forward to savour exquisitely curated array of tipples inspired from each bar’s repertoire and the iconic Grande Dame.

Vesper: 11 May – 22 May (Ranked No. 19 at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022)
Mahaniyom: 25 May – 5 June
Tropic City: 8 June – 19 June (Ranked No. 17 at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022)
Lennon’s: 22 June – 3 July

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.

Raffles Courtyard x Four Pillars Gin

From 24 February to 23 June 2022, experience our latest collaboration with Four Pillars Gin, an award-winning Australian craft spirit established in 2013.

Discover the beauty of Australia‘s sunshine and botanicals in a specially curated array of gin-based cocktails, perfectly paired with Singapore’s all-year-round summery weather. Savour the endless flavours and characteristics of Four Pillars Gin and complete your tipples with a selection of Southeast Asian small plates.

Happy Hour Specials

Toast to the end of a workday with $12++ selected house pours, wines, and more, available every day from 5pm to 7pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

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