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The Vig

Game day gets an upscale upgrade with elevated interpretations of pub menu favorites

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Calling this place a sports bar would be a monstrous undersell. With fare that far surpasses the wings and burgers of sports bars past, The Vig is more like a refined sports parlor downtown. The menu features an array of in-house creations and elevated takes on familiar favorites, like the duck confit grilled cheese and prosciutto-wrapped drumettes with bacon scallion jam – all at accessible prices. Patrons can enjoy a large selection of innovative craft cocktails and local beers along with great-for-sharing snacks like the bacon caramel popcorn. Upscale vintage decor offers a refreshing departure from signed jerseys and grainy team photos; instead, The Vig pays homage to some of the most memorable and even infamous moments in sports history (think Bill Buckner’s ball-between-the-legs flub). With state-of-the-art TVs stationed generously around the 40-foot bar, a spacious lounge and a “Ringside VIP” table, there’s not a bad seat in the house. The lighthearted ambience of a sports bar in combination with remastered American comfort food makes this the perfect spot to fuel up and watch a game.