Sometimes all you need is a good boogie to make your #firstworldproblems go away. Living in Sydney, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of places you can cut a rug, but for us, Cargo will always be the go-to. So as soon as we heard they’d had a refurb, we obvs had to check it out and report back. Spoiler alert: it’s even better than you remember.
When we first arrived at Cargo it was still light, so we sat down at one of the outdoor tables for a massive pre-boogie feast. Starting with cocktails (because what is a feast without cocktails!?), we ordered the entire pitcher menu so we could try one of everything #sharingiscaring. The Pimm's was a hit but the Insta-worthy Cargopolitan is exactly what you need to get the party started. Basically, it’s a classic cosmo made the Cargo way: with citrus vodka, Cointreau, cranberry and fresh lime. We strongly suggest you order two.
With a food menu boasting all your faves (think sliders, schnitzel and beer battered fish and chips), even the fussiest eater will be happy. Beginning with salt cod croquettes and mushroom arancini, we knew we were off to good start. Hot, fresh and crispy AF, it was definitely a battle to nab the last one.
For mains, we couldn’t look past the deep pan pizza. I mean, could you? With over 10 flavours of carby goodness, we stuffed ourselves silly with the tropical (think tomato, ham, cheese and pineapple), funghi (aka white sauce, mushroom, cheese, spinach, truffle oil), and chorizo (with ham, capsicum, and chilli). We’re telling you now, these bad boys are worth every single calorie.
Once we were sufficiently energised with allllll of the carbs and allllll of the cocktails, it was time to dance. Every Friday and Saturday night DJ’s spin killer beats and we enjoyed them so much we stayed out all night. The cocktails were flowing, the dance floor was heaving and the vibes were as good as they used to be.
Perfect for after work drinks or a girls’ night out, Cargo is never a bad idea.
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