May 11, 2018
Since it opened in 2000, Cargo Lounge has scooped numerous awards and it’s pretty easy to see why that is. Spread over two levels, it’s a hugely appealing venue. Fresh and stylish, it’s the kind of place that leaves no box un-ticked: good grub, a decent drinks list and cocktails made by people who care about what they’re doing all served by agreeable staff. There’s a quirky and fun nautical theme to the place reinforced by eclectic décor (old fashioned tables, a map on the wall, lots of rope in evidence) but it doesn’t feel heavy handed. Though if you want to get a truly maritime feel, you can reserve the ‘Captain’s Private Room’ for parties, or book one of the Speedboat booths for smaller groups (if you’re feeling bling and the marine theme fails to impress, there’s the seriously impressive Rockstar booths you’ll probably want to order the Pornstar Punch cocktail to drink if you do). Food is mainly pizzas, salads and sharers though sister venue The Cargo Bar has meatier fare on offer if you fancy. The downstairs bar area boasts a large outdoor courtyard area overlooking the blissful blue of Sydney Harbour. The upstairs lounge bar has a space for people to dance away the night to the sounds of local DJs and musicians. (Club nights include Thursdays I’m in Love every, you guessed it, Thursday night and Kick on Saturdays). Put all of this together and the result is that Cargo Lounge is one of the coolest of the harbourside night spots.