Simon, I love this review. What is it with you and fannies?
83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY
- Shoreditch High Street Station (0.4 km)
- Old Street Tube Station (0.6 km)
- Shoreditch High Street Rail Station (0.4 km)
- Contact us:
020 7739 3440
31 Jamestown road, London NW1 7DB
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49 reviews of Cargo in English
So, we ordered the food as soon as we got there. Drinks arrived fairly fast but it took 50 minutes for the first burger to arrive. Then, 30 minutes later the second burger arrived. I had already finished mine by the time my friend's arrived! So unprofessional. The jerk chicken burgers weren't very tasty either. Also, when I ordered a beer, I was told the barrel was being changed. Then 15 minutes later they told me there wasn't any beer left.
Oh well, perhaps its a good club but for the price of the food if you don't use vouchers its pretty expensive for average/poor food.
From what I can gather from people its gone downhill since changing management in the last year or so and they are still living off its name
SO SH*T ! I really cant convey how bad this place is.
We were assured by a lying b*tch with a clip board that our ‘guest list’ status would ensure free entry before 9pm. We arrived at 8:30pm thinking this was enough time to lineup and get in. HOWEVER we were conveniently held outside until 9.05pm – At this point we were asked to pay £15 entry – WHAT THE F*CK !?
After failing to reason with the bouncers (Power tripping, coked up C*NTS) we reluctantly ending up paying the £15. We walked into a half full bar which made you question being held outside for 35 mins – THIS WAS NOT DUE TO OVER CAPACITY – PURELY A MONEY MAKING EXERCISE.
Ordering drinks was another story – £5 for a pint of Amstel; This beer seriously tasted like it had been tampered with (watered down) and it would not surprise me if this were the case. The over pretentious ‘so f*ckn cool’ bar staff smirked at you in disgust if you weren’t slapping down £50 notes. By the way; the minimum card spend is £20.
The club is full of tools wearing sunglasses with permanent pouts and the music = terrible cheesy dance w*nk.
I would rather be slapped in the face multiple times with wet mop dripping with crack sweat than step foot in that c*nt of a place.
I am giving them 1 star because I am not able to give them 0
I can only talk about the restaurant, we book a table for 10 people for saturday dinner. I was a bit surprised we had to pay 50 pound to book the table (never ever had in a london restaurant) all “good” up to here.
We arrived on time (8.30) and we were asked to queue because the place was holding a gig in the attached space. The problem is that the queue they told us to be was a guest list queue for the concert, for people who booked tables in the bar not the restaurant.
We weren’t warned to come in advance because of this and actually 4 of our friends were inside because they came earlier.
In the end after 45 minutes waiting they tell us that because it’s after 9 we had to pay 15 pounds each to get inside! what!!!!!
Guys, this thing you got restaurant/bar/club/“we are cool, you have to wait” stinks
Seriously! I am now trying to get the booking money back because we left really mad, and after 1 month I haven’t had a reply from them jet.
I think this behaviour should be reported to the citizen’s advice office.
Having a trendy place doesn’t mean you can ride roughshod over all customers wrights.
I love this place! Seriously, I love it. it is big, it has an outside area which is also huge.
It plays good music, and it seems like there are three rooms if i remember correctly. One with a huge bar and two smaller ones at either end. You can party all night, or party then chill outside or on their comfy sofas.
Located under a bridge its one of those iconic locations with the entrance opposite a big typographic painting (cant remember what it said) that was the backdrop for a tv advert recently (2011) cant remember the advert.
great place to go. can be long queues to get in. Open during the day. will amend my review and add my day time experience soon.
How long do you have to queue to get into a place these days?! Cargo didn’t score well as the security seemed intent on not letting people in! One thing or another, -m y friend was just a little bit tipsy but nothing to create about and it was so stressful. Aren’t we here to have fun?! Lighten up bouncers! Luckily we persuaded them to let us all in and after a cocktail or 2 had a good night.
Cargo is one of the main bar/clubs in Old Street and offers a child out atmosphere with some great live band nights. I recommend Wonky Pop , which has had some great performances including Mr. Hudson and Library in the past.
If you are looking for pop tunes or RnB and a great place to dance this probably isn’t for you. If you want to relax and talk with friends for parts of the night and then listen to great live music you should check it out.
The nights at Cargo vary widely. The number of times I've been there I have heard all kinds of music from salsa to deep house. It's a pretty big club with plenty of space to sit down on comfy sofas if you feel like taking 5. Prepare for tourists though, since it's one of the biggest clubs in the area there are plenty to be had! Other than that the crowd is fairly mixed and unintimidating and everyone always seems to be there for a good time.
There is a lovely big garden to smoke in and a great little photobooth to have your photo taken in when you get to that stage of drunkenness when crowding 15 people in a 3x3 space seems perfectly normal and acceptable.
Friendly people, good music, nice garden, not too many girls in short skirts with their fannys hanging out (but a couple).
All round great place, I would go here again. My friend booked a big table outside for her birthday which worked so well. Queues at the bar not too long and everyone else had v tasty looking food.
Drinks a bit expensive though and I didn't stay to dance, but others had much fun.
Why don't I go to Cargo more often? I'm pretty sure my first visit to this vibey Shoreditch club / venue was more than 5 years ago. I saw a friend perform on stage - she was ace - ate some food I thought was too expensive then went home.
The second time I visited was last night, when I spent five hours sipping white wine and listening to interesting women talk about their experiences in the music industry as part of an AIM event. I didn't eat, so can't comment on the menu / pricing, but I did notice three things that made me regret my lack of additional trips to Cargo over the years: 1) really yummy house white wine 2) really attractive male bartenders and 3) really lovely benches outside for summer evening drinking of aforementioned white wine.
Cargo - I will be back!
I came here for an event on Wednesday, and whilst it's not the first place I would think of coming, I like the space. But, it's so vast that unless it's really pumping on a Friday night, it can feel a bit meh. The only place it was busy was the area that was cordened off for the event.
But, the staff were friendly, the space is amazing and they can whip up a decent cocktail (whilst flirting, which is always appreciated). The stupid thing is, I'm not really a 'big dancey bar' kinda girl, I'm getting old after all. So whilst I think it's too boring mid-week, I'm not sure I'd come here late on a Friday either. There's no happy medium with this bar, and call me dull and old before my time (many people do), but I'm a big fan of the happy medium.
I can't fault this place, it does everything you expect a huge warehouse bar in Shoreditch to do. I just wouldn't come back.
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