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“Great night out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cargo Bar

Cargo Bar
7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Q4, Vietnam
+(84)(0) 862918587
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Cargo Bar is a dedicated music and arts venue designed and committed to delivering original and diverse entertainment and lifestyle to all comers. From Cargo's location at Saigon Port, just over the bridge from District 1, it has been formed with creativity and imagination to provide a multifunctional and highly versatile venue that delivers a space and atmosphere similar to a New York studio or London warehouse. With a passionate philosophy of developing local artists and musicians and creating opportunities for international acts to come and perform, Cargo is a community project that embraces what it's audience can bring. In addition to it's international ambiance and feel, Cargo boasts a hugely dynamic quality sound and lighting experience using only the best available equipment and technical team in country. Regular features through the week will include local and international live acts, DJs, artists, photographers and artistic nights. The bar will deliver an original and bespoke cocktail menu whilst covering all the local favorites of draft beer and mixers all at a very reasonable price away from the $$'s that the city centre demands. Hand picked staff are friendly and fun and always happy to maintain our outlook of a welcoming community. Open from Wednesday through to Sundays, day times will boast a chilled escape from the city with a simple menu and the occasional live band rehearsals to the evenings offering a very eclectic musical playlist and a plethora of fantastic acts.Welcome to your new favorite place.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I was here to see the great Mac Demarco.
My friend is a huge fan of this guy and he was playing in Cargo Bar.

We arrived an hour before the gig would start and had a look around.
Nice place, very basic interior, which gives it a very cool atmosphere.
It's not too warm, the huge fans and a/c provide the guests with a very nice temperature.

There are 2 bars, where they serve Budweiser (cans) or mixes (plastic cups).

The gig itself was great, not what I expected since I'm not a huge fan of the kind of music Demarco plays...
The lights and music system added great value to the performance.

Crowd was very western, almost no locals... So if you are looking for Western people, go here!

On little point of improvement; one of the (female) bartenders did not seem to speak English and was only able to serve Budweiser since she didn't know how to make a Gin Tonic or Bacardi Coke...

The Pizza they serve throughout the night is well worth its money!! Delicious

Visited January 2015
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Belgrade, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Sunday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Best night in Sai Gon at the moment IMHO! Music, Venue, Crowd, Vibe, all coming together. Bit like the Haci before it broke open. GO!!

Visited September 2014
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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Great Space for Events”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

These guys bring in the best international acts into Saigon and are forefronting international music being brought into Saigon. Keep an eye on their site for upcoming events to your liking.
The space can be shuffled around on an event per event basis which keeps it interesting and means whatever the size Cargo can create the right space for the event.

Visited August 2014
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“convenient place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went there for the Bourbon Jazz festival and the Blue/Orange show. Place is big, the decoration and furniture (setting) can be changed and moved around : very practical for different events. Drinks are okay.

Visited May 2014
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Mui Ne
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“Gutted to miss Cargo Bar last night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Cuban brothers band, and the crowd of old mates sounded awesome. Love this venue and the ambiance, despite the cover charge. if only i'd been less wobbly after Yung and Patrick's amazing wedding at Park Hyatt, or kicked off my stacks earlier. Can't wait to get back to another great night at the port. Must be one of the city's best playgrounds to play!

N.B. Check the time the bike park is locked up ...approx. 1 or 2am

Visited December 2013
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