Cargo Bar
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Alexis R
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam32 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
Cargo is one of my favourite venue to go out in Saigon. I love the decoration made of wooden pallets, second hand illuminated water tanks and medusa-like ceiling lights. The music is always narrowly chosen, whatever it is house, electro, reggae or indie rock (don't miss their rock party on sunday nights!). You'll meet mostly foreigners at Cargo but a few locals also move their bodies there. In addition, the drinks are really unexpensive and you can buy some crazy Jagerbombs. The only annoying points is that, since it is a huge building, it is hard to fill it with people. As a result, the dancefloor isn't often crowded. Oh, and also, it is not open every night, so make sure you check on their website if a gig or a party are planned!
Written July 10, 2013
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Dylan E
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam34 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
In the district 4 cargo offers a really nice interior design. The place is an old factory a makes the atmosphere especial. The price is quite reasonable and they often organize special event. If you live Saigon, Cargo is on of the spot that you have to go at least one time.
Written July 6, 2013
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Dkilroy7
HCMC5 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
I went to see Frank Turner at Cargo, which I think was the first show there. Great show, wonderful atmosphere and cheap drinks. The best night out I've had in Vietnam in 3 years!

Have since been back there a few times for live shows. Great space, decoration and the sound is crisp (a rarity in Saigon). Look forward to seeing more great shows in Vietnam. Well done Cargo!
Written May 11, 2013
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anne97531
Asia32 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
Went to Cargo two nights in a row to catch local act White Noiz and a band from Myanmar, Bloodsugar Politk. I'm from Nashville originally and have been to a hell of a lot of venues both in the US and overseas. Cargo ranks as one of my favourites.
The design is great- no fuss, no outrageous decorations, just simple furniture and cool photos of shows on the walls. The service was friendly and the beers were cold. Unlike most venues there were more than enough toilets all kept very clean.
The soundsystem was top notch and the DJ spun a good mix of funk, soul, rock and reggae. And the bands were incredible... it won't be long till they get picked up by a label. An impromptu jam session closed out the night. Awesome to see that Cargo and the team behind it are promoting local and regional talent. Southeast Asia needs more places like Cargo! I'll definitely visit again the next time I'm in Saigon.
Written July 15, 2013
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Robazza
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
I recently went to the Cargo Bar with my daughter to see Mark Bowyer and his talented band. It was an awesome night ... lots of space and great service. There is no music venue like this in HCMC ... will be spending a lot of time there.
Written May 15, 2013
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927feldman
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam43 contributions
May 2013
I went to cargo bar last week and saw the best live music I have seen in years. It was mark bowyer band, just awesome. Good space, great service. Housed in an old warehouse on the river, very near district one. Good place to hang with friends and have fun. Cheers and beers :)
Written May 11, 2013
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AndrewPreble
Belgrade, MT6 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
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!!
Written October 26, 2014
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MANTA-MuiNe
Mui Ne, Vietnam113 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
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
Written February 15, 2014
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Car1978
Madrid, Spain10 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
This place is awesome !!! Don t miss it. It has potential and things are coming. It is big, it is different and it is cool.
Written October 10, 2013
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laosexpat49
Luang Prabang, Laos8 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
Another recommendation from a friend in HCMC, had a great night here. Good background music and enjoyed the band they had that night. Interesting setting, very close to the Saigon River. Not too hard to find.
Written August 11, 2013
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