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.
There is apparently a 1.5hr time limit to the reservation. This should haVe been advised to us upfront at the time of making the reservation. This was quite inconcenient and we had to find an alternate venue at the last minute as we had to give up our table.
Excellent service and inventive cocktails! Loved the atmosphere. I'll come back.
Really nice staff that were helpful in drink recommendations and were very courteous without being intrusive. One thing to note is that you can order off menu which for some reason I didn’t think was possible. The menu is eclectic and interesting, but you can actually order any of the normal things like a Manhattan or something of the like if you’re looking for something a bit more basic. Overall really enjoyed my night here and will be back.
Relaxed atmosphere and great drinks
the decor was interesting but the steps leading down to the basement had a weird funky smell. the drinks menu is interesting but didn't blow me off my mind, could probably blame the rave reviews out there. service was good but i think it was too crowded and slightly messy/all over the place
Very friendly team of service and bar staff. The drinks are very interesting, very cool yet cosy atmosphere, I'll definitely be back again!
super cool drinks and bartenders! had a great time there
Really amazing to watch the mixologists make the cocktails, the bartender was incredibly friendly and we really enjoyed talking to him!
Second visit to operation dagger and the friendly staff never disappoint. Love their cocktails and would recommend this place for a good catch up with friends at a “hidden” part of town. Managed to give a surprise to my wife for our anniversary. Will come again!
The cocktails were amazing and very unique, and the bartenders were great and friendly.
Operation Dagger is the kind of bar that you would visit in a BladeRunner movie. Symbolism abounds throughout, from the dusty neon adorning the walls to the oddly hatched bottles displayed behind the bar, silently communicating in a language that is impossible to decipher unless you are in the know. The bar team are friendly welcoming and go about their business intensely. The drinks are some of the best we have had here in Singapore, a testament to their commitment of combining interesting techniques and unique flavours. If Rick Deckard walked in, put his gun on the bar and ordered a Red Eye - I don't think anyone would bat an eyelid.
Amazing drinks. Best service in SG
Had an amazing time. Go and enjoy the experience.
Great funky and unique cocktails in a great speakeasy!
Great place....as always
The drinks were not very strong and expensive. I liked the space. But, I do not think that I would visit again.
Amazing first time to Operation Dagger for me. My friends and I had tons of fun and good drinks because of your lovely bartender, Eugene. Hope to have him tend to our table again the next time we're there!
Bartender should be more engaging and conversationalist...
Operation Dagger was amazing! The staff was overly accommodating and the drinks were amazing!! Even the food was some of our favorite of the trip. Thanks for everything!
All the staff here was amazing. One of the best experiences I’ve had anywhere in the world, and I’ve been to many. This bar makes me want to come back to Singapore. Thanks guys!
Exotic cocktail in an isolated space. Both blended into a perfect Friday evening. Flavours were beyond what I have experienced before and I will be looking forward to tasting more.