The Cooperage Singapore is first and foremost an excellent whisky bar, but it also serves exquisite food at dinner. Whilst The Cooperage Singapore is a chic and stylish spot with plenty of buzz, there’s no pretence here and the team behind the wheel believe in providing good, affordable whisky that everyone can enjoy. More than 200 whiskies are available and complemented by a food menu that offers everything from donburi bowls to mains like duck confit with truffle mash and orange sauce or Black Angus steaks. You’ll find The Cooperage Singapore on Hong Kong Street around Boat Quay where we advise arriving armed with a reservation.
Whisky bars in Singapore are becoming more and more popular these days, and while The Cooperage in Boat Quay may be a pretty new kid on the Dot, it’s already earnt quite the reputation for itself. The Cooperage Singapore is run by a dedicated and experienced team who know what it takes to make a bar in Singapore a success, hence the attention to detail here is second to none. Then, what’s probably contributed to the reputation of The Cooperage even more is the vast whisky selection. It ranges in price and/or quality meaning The Cooperage is fit for all, and it’s served by bar staff with knowledge of its origins.
In terms of food, The Cooperage Singapore is just open for dinner but the menu is brimming with quality. If you only feel like a light bite, consider oysters sold by the dozen, a platter of cheese and cold cuts or a selection of The Cooperage’s canapes. The pan-fried foie gras adds a touch of indulgence while the wasabi octopus is zingy and fresh. For a larger meal there is pasta, pizza and mains – as well as those already mentioned above – like pan-fried silver cod in miso sauce with giant asparagus, or herb-infused lamb cutlets. The Cooperage Singapore looks set to become a Boat Quay institution. Reserve a table now.
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food served at this whisky bar. While one might be forgiven for expecting the usual average bar food one might find at a typical bar, Cooperage has done well to ensure that their food is the real star here. Their tomahawk is especially a feast for the eyes and tastebuds; one of the best steaks I’ve ever had and I’ve had some pretty good ones. Other dishes like the wasabi octopus and foie gras are a must order as well. Would highly recommend Cooperage for an amazing night out.
Good service and value for money whiskies. Small menu but tasty. Some dishes are not cheap. We had the sea bass (the regular cod was unavailable), Duck confit, the spicy prawn pasta and cheese and meat platter.
It serves rather good food, not just bar snacks, but also main courses, although the food is generally heavy. Service is patchy; very much depends on who is serving you for that day.