83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 739 3440
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu noon-1am, Fri noon-3am, Sat 6pm-3am, Sun noon-midnight
Door: Expect entry charge
Style: Cafe bar
Recommended for: Music
Price guide: Middling
Food: Plates & dishes
Images By: diffordsguide.com
Three vast, bare brick railway arches have been knocked together to create this 600 capacity live music venue.
Arch 1 houses a restaurant serving Mediterranean and Latin American 'street food' at communal tables large enough to seat twelve. Windows overlook an outside patio area with driftwood seating and bamboo filled planters.
Arch 2 houses the bar, which features freestanding Douglas fir drinking stations and a raised lounge area. The short cocktail list offers a range of choices but to be honest this is more a place to order beer or spirits and mixers and the range on offer includes premium spirits and a brew for all palates.
Arch 3 has a great sound system that's put to good use by a nightly succession of bands and DJs from across the musical spectrum. Cargo is popular with the young Shoreditch arts and media crowds, and is a destination venue for those attracted by the music and the vibe.