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After Four Long Months, Cargo is BACK

One of Sydney’s longest running nightclubs is all glown-up.

Almost 24 years on from originally opening its doors, Sydney clubbing icon Cargo has officially
rejoined King Street Wharf following an extensive four-month renovation. With a legacy spanning
over two vibrant decades, the waterfront institution famed for its Wharf side beer garden and
legendary club nights’, unveiled a new look over two-levels including major updates
to the Ground Floor Main Room and Level 1 Lounge featuring cutting-edge lighting and sound
systems, a luxe VIP area, and new bar, lounge and dining spaces, including the revamped al
fresco beer garden.

On the Ground Floor (Main Room) the spirit of Cargo’s legendary dancehall lives on with renewed
high octane nightclub energy thanks to a sleek, LED-lit bar, state-of-the-art DJ booth equipped
with advanced AV technology and LED screens. The new-look décor is grown up but playful with
neutral tones and splashes of green against light timber furniture to lighten and brighten the

Dynamic LED lighting hangs above the central dance floor, illuminating the party below and
upgraded sound systems create a world-class, immersive, 360-degree experience. A captivating,
large-scale mural painting by artist Justine McAllister adorns the wall leading to the Level 1
Lounge, capturing the vibrancy and fun of the Main Room. Versatile, fluid furniture allows for
casual dining during the day with an easy transition into a club at night with capacity for 500
revellers. Open ‘til late Sunday through to Thursday and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, Cargo will
continue to host the hottest local DJ acts in its new space.

The iconic Beer Garden has also been rejuvenated, boasting a full awning for al fresco dining all year
round, and new, outdoor furniture, including high-bars with tiled-tops and colourful chairs to add
a pop of colour for a fun, Palm Springs vibe. New pavers, planter boxes and lush greenery also
elevate the outdoor dining experience with panoramic views of Darling Harbour - the perfect spot
for lunch on the Wharf or a post-work cocktail.

A vast bar, wrapped in emerald-veined marble with luxe emerald-hued carpet and furnishings
evoke a mysterious yet exclusive atmosphere on the newly revamped Level 1. Here you’ll find a
VIP exclusive area, designed to feel like a snug, secret drinking den for larger groups, it is complete
with an entrance lined in wooden batten panelling and booth style seating. Creating a secondary
space for private events, as well as being open to playgoers and party makers, the Level 1 Lounge
can accommodate up to 400 guests with its own top-of-the-line DJ booth and separate sound

Cargo also has a new all-day menu of casual eats, served from lunch ‘til late. Curated by
Executive Chef Jason Roberson, a wave of new dishes including hero snacks and substantial

Cargo is synonymous with great food, endless parties, late nights, and always a good time.
Darling Harbour nightlife royalty, Cargo remains the life and soul of Sydney nightlife after two
decades on the Wharf. From long lunches and daytime drinks to electric nights with local DJs
bringing the beats, this new era for Cargo makes it the ultimate destination for unforgettable

Throughout VIVID, Cargo is hosting a spectacular fire and light show every Friday and Saturday
from 8pm – 1am. Expect high-spec productions to run throughout the evening with shooting
flames catapulted from the outside awning for all to see, plus the Cargo Candy Shop is back for
another year! Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5pm – 12am, VIVID visitors to King Street
Wharf can grab on the go snacks and sweets from the pop-up tuck shop, including hot dogs, fresh
popcorn, candy floss and a curated selection of lollies.

Add Cargo into your night life roster Sun – Thurs: 12pm – late | Fri – Sat: 12pm – 3am.


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