King Street Wharf's Cargo is notorious for its rowdy vibes — almost everyone has a story to tell after a night out there. Proving it's still a winning destination for shaking off a hard day's work, the venue has recently introduced plenty of offers to get the party started.
A fresh happy hour is now pouring, which means from Monday to Friday from 4pm–7pm, there are $6 house beer, wine and spirits. Once the clock strikes 7pm, you can head upstairs for classic cocktails — including espresso martinis — for $12 each until 9pm (from Wednesday to Sunday).
Fuel up for the dance floor with a few share plates from the refreshed food menu, such as a Chicago-style pepperoni pizza and the hefty Kick In Crab Bowl. The latter is a bowl piled high with crab, prawns, mussels, corn and fries (it's definitely big enough to share) and arrives with two schooners.
Cargo's nighttime entertainment has also been revamped, with the introduction of its new Friday Feels session. Kicking off on Friday, May 11, the early-evening music lineup will see a host of musicians and producers re-interpret familiar songs. Think of it as an electro-disco take on Triple J's 'Like a Version'. These funky tunes will run from 5–8pm, after which DJs — playing everything from dance to hip hop — will take over, spinning tunes till the wee hours.
Friday Feels' inaugural musician is Sydney electro artist For Life (aka Adam Bozzetto), who'll be live from 5pm on launch night and will followed by DJs Swimteam and Bobby Gray from 8pm.
Entry is free all evening, too — so you can save that tenner for a cocktail.
Images: Kai Leishman and Jacquie Manning