“VIG” is short for the English slang word vigorish. It represents the bookie’s or house’s cut on a bet.

The Vig Chicago is a 1950's themed sports parlor in the heart of Old Town with a refined kitchen and classic cocktails designed for the contemporary drinker. The concept centers around the playful story line that it’s good to be bad.  Inspiration is found in movies, sports and historical scenarios where we reluctantly connect with the bad guy. This concept is found in our architectural and design work as well as our food and drink menus. Every aspect of The VIG is designed around inspiring the lost art of conversation. We opened our doors October 2015 and have been serving great food and beverages that entice the palate and our space provides an atmosphere of a refined sports parlor. 

The VIG takes very limited reservations and leaves the majority of our tables open for walk-in business. The majority of our business, especially on weekends, is exclusively for walk-in guests and we will seat your party with the first available table. All guests must be present at the time of your reservation in order for your party to be seated.

If you are in need of a reservation with a party of 7 or more guests, please email our Events Manager Sam Nham at SNham@lh.team for more details.

Choose The VIG Chicago for your next event. Whether you’re planning a birthday party, corporate meeting, company Happy Hour, bachelor/ bachelorette party or an engagement reception, our team is dedicated to help create a memorable event for you. We will have exciting events ranging from craft beer dinners to bourbon tastings as well as Chicago sports teams watch parties. The VIG has a semi private dining and bar area that can host up to 30 seated and 45 standing. This space can be booked Sunday – Thursday by calling or emailing The VIG. Please click on the button below to inquire about your event and our team will get back to you as soon as possible.