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Raffles Singapore - Writers Bar

Writers Bar

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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 Vicky Virtue, the current Writer-in-Residence. The bar also offers a refined selection of fine Champagnes, spirits and wines.

Festive Tipples

From 13 December 2021 to 2 January 2022, partake in the jubilant spirit of the holidays with a meticulously curated selection of 5 festive cocktails including Eggnog, Mulled Cider, and an exceptional Hot Chocolate fashioned with tequila, rum and Valrhona chocolate. Specially crafted by Head Bartender Nicholas Alexander and beautifully enlivened with warm spices, citrus and, in some instances, a lovely touch of cream, these festive tipples make for a truly perfect way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Opening hours

4:00pm to 10:30pm
Last order at 10:00pm
Open daily

Writers Bar will only be able to welcome guests who are 18 years old and above.


Grand Lobby, Raffles Singapore

1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673

(Located at the Main Building, accessible via the main hotel entrance)

Dress Code

Smart Casual.

Gentlemen are encouraged to wear collared shirts and trousers with appropriate footwear. Ladies may be dressed in dresses, skirts or trousers with appropriate footwear. Slip-ons, flip-flops and baseball caps are not permitted.

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6412 1816

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