6pm till late
About Operation Dagger
When it comes to setting an atmosphere of mystery, Operation Dagger scores full marks. Near to the action but not quite, the basement bar is hidden along a back alley at the junction of Club Street and Ann Siang Hill. The entrance – unwashed floor, plain glass door, illegible scribbling on the top – is so nondescript that even the building it’s in doesn’t have a name. It opens to a dingy staircase that leads further down, but it’s the smell that hits you first: an acrid smokiness of burnt herbs.
Headed by Luke Whearty and Aki Nishikura, the bar lies under a cloud of light bulbs and against a backdrop of shelves, on which stand rows of tinted bottles labelled with a grid of faded drawings. (One of the indifferent bartenders explains that they’re a code for each liquid.) In 2015 alone, Operation Dagger was voted Best New Bar at the Singapore Bar Awards and came in the top ten for Best New International Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail. Proof is in the pudding or, in this case, every one of the duo’s multi-sensory concoctions.
The drinks were absolutely delicious, but the problem was that I kept wanting more! The sizes of the drinks are a bit on the small side, and it would be great if they were larger, which would've made it more value for money. But overall would come back again!
Phenomenal service and experience. One of the best bars I have been to.
Amazing experience. Unique and one of a kind. Highly recommended
Top service, friendly staff very cool cocktails!
Bar was 10/10 no denying. Credit when it’s due. However due to an administrative hiccup, we were cramped with other strangers. Made an appt for 21.00. Called to say I was late, went to voicemail. Left a message requesting for 21.30 but they claimed that they didn’t receive it. Kinda ruined the experience, which was quite a pity for such an impeccable bar.
Nice!!! Innotive drinks and food
Really loved the place, great atmosphere and drinks!
- Unique Atmosphere - Excellent Quality, Craftsmanship - Food / Snack Choice Could be a bit more extensive - I would love to have more Gin Choices - Otherwise, great job!
Outstanding service in such an amazing venue. Drinks were all super interesting and prepared by knowledgeable friendly staff, love that drinks are not described by the spirits in them (so no pre-conceptions) and there is no branding of any description on the bar. Clean & organized bar space in a grungey casual environment. So good. Operation dagger is thinking outside of the box, while everyone else sticks with the ‘classics’. Brendan was hilarious and Sasha so lovely, (all Staff happy and friendly and switched on!) thankyou for the personal service we are glad we saved it for our last night in Singapore! ❤️
Very alternative location. Awesome and innovative production, few but tasty dishes and funny guys there! A must try
Innovative Cocktails, friendly staff. Calvin was exceptional & knowledgeable. The unique flavours married so well.
Put simply, the best bar experience I've had. The service was outstanding - personable, friendly, down-to-earth and knowledgeable. The staff (Ash and Sasha) took great care of us, and made our night a truly memorable one with their sense of humour and willingness to engage with us as customers. Their enthusiasm and passion for what they were serving up shone through. The cocktails were equally impressive - bold, inventive, and utterly tasty. They left me with that sense of excitement and wonder that can only come from trying something truly unique for the first time. (The 'gomashio' now a hands down favourite of mine). We can't wait to come back.
Bartenders are awesome and ready to suggest you a drink for your current mood.
We had the most amazing time and the mixologists were so helpful and friendly. It’s expensive like all of Singapore but we’ll definitely be back. Thank you!!
Fabulous staff!!! Very knowledgeable...amazing cocktails and food.
Consistent. Solid. Innovative. Thank you.
Everything about our visit was amazing. During our visit we tried five different offerings; each displayed incredibly unique, complex flavor. To add to our experience, sitting at the bar was a lot of fun. I think we spoke with everyone working, and not only were they enthusiastic about giving us a great time at the bar - we left with a long list of Singapore gems to enrich our time around town. Operation Dagger is an absolute must for anyone visiting Singapore. We will be back, many times.
Good service with bartenders who make an effort to strike deep conversations. Interesting drinks too but a little pricey
Great venue & great drinks
Great Hospitality, atmosphere and experience of drinks.
Really great cocktails. Team were on fire - Awesome theatre sitting at the bar...great hospitality. These guys really know what they are doing. Even the cabbage wine was outstanding! 👌🏻
Perfect place for the start of our ladies night out! Loved the dragon wine.
Made a reservation but was seated at the bar. Was only informed on arrival that tables are only for a group of 4 due to lack of tables. Good for drinks but not a cozy dining experience.
Decent drinks, but pricing seems to be on the high side
Cool place to hang out. Bartenders have solid knowledge of their drinks.