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Operation Dagger

7 Ann Siang Hill #B1-01, Singapore, Singapore, 069791
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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.

Cuisine: Contemporary, Cocktails
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Operation Dagger was the best! Kelvin was super friendly and gave us great bar reccomendations! Drinks were great and definitely worth it!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

Exceptional service and stunning drinks

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Great drinks and good times chatting with the bartenders. Will definitely come again

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Hi, I am sorry to say I was quite disappointed as I was really looking forward to visiting a new bar. The space is too space and there are no “cushioning” to the noise level. This is after all a basement area, I think basic noise buffering should be done to provide a more conducive environment. Hope you guys can do something about it.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Awesome evening, had great drinks, good food and great conversations with the bar team. Got a positive wink from my girlfriend. Needless to say, the night was great. ;)

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

A must see in Singapore

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Drinks could have been slightly stiffer. That said, everything else was impeccably spot on, especially the service, and the chilled hiphop tunes. Both these complement the bar's basement location forming a triad of understated perfection.

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

The best bar!

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Brendon and Sasha are absolute bloody legends! Keep an eye out for them Grainwaves and Jumpy's sometime in the next few weeks!! From James and Emerson.

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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

Fabulous experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Great ambience and kinda speakeasy-ish. Really fun and novel cocktails. Service is great though it can be sometimes be difficult to get the bartenders' attention. Only downside, the cocktails are quite pricey... but I guess cocktails are generally pricey in such establishments, so nothing's new. A great place to hang out for a drink or two, and to bring friends from overseas.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Great atmosphere, interesting drinks.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Very interesting drinks. Personal preference - Natural wines could be served a tad colder, perhaps in chilled stemware? Same goes with with the chocolate Pinot. Bites were nice, especially the brown butter that came with the bread. Service felt perfunctory from the other bartenders, save for the main Chinese guy who bothered to engage and take time to recommend and explain each individual drink and snack. Nice touch with the washroom CCTV.

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Bar tenders were friendly and attentive. Good service rendered!

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Good place to chill and have a few unique cocktails

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Visited On Monday, 17 December 2018

Totally amazing. Had a fantastic conversation with Calvin, and amazing drinks. One of our favorite spots in Singapore, and definitely in our list of most notable bars we've experienced across NYC, London, and Singapore.

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

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!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Phenomenal service and experience. One of the best bars I have been to.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 November 2018

Amazing experience. Unique and one of a kind. Highly recommended

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Top service, friendly staff very cool cocktails!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Nice!!! Innotive drinks and food

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