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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 graced Raffles Singapore for over a century.


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.

A New Chapter of Drinks Begin

In conjunction with the Raffles Writer’s Residency Programme, Writers Bar presents refreshed menus that comprises creative cocktail blends, inspired by the celebrated novelists who have passed through the hotel’s doors over the years. Revel in these brand-new innovative concoctions created by Beverage Manager Nicholas Alexander, with each range paying tribute to these literary greats and their intriguing personalities.

Discover refreshing highballs inspired by Somerset Maugham; elegant twists of wine cocktails under the Rudyard Kipling section; Joseph Conrad’s showcase of bold spirits concoctions; spirit-forward cocktails in salute to André Malraux and his sharp, multifaceted personage;  a colourful series of negronis, which is a nod to Pablo Neruda; smooth and polished post-dinner cocktails as a toast to Noël Coward’s poised and witty disposition, as well as low-sugar and equally delectable blends of spirits from all over the world, referencing James Michener’s zest for adventure and his celebrated epic novels set in foreign lands. The menu will also feature a newly curated Reserve Classics Collection in honour of Pico Iyer, the first Writer-in-Residence of the Raffles Writer’s Residency programme. This is Writers Bar’s set of decadent offerings with premium spirits that reflects the distinguished charm of the collection’s namesake.

As part of the refreshed menu, a selection of five handcrafted cocktails, specially inspired by the latest and first-ever Singaporean Writer-in-Residence Madeleine Lee’s book of poems, ‘How to Build a Lux Hotel’, will also be available.

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm (last order)
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm to 11.30pm (last order)

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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