Bars & Nightlife Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Spotlight Fara Illich July 17, 2014


“Let’s just go to the Vig.”
When locals need good food, great drinks and a laid-back atmosphere, they know where to go. That’s how the Vig’s slogan developed, according to Graeme Doyle, general manager of the Vig Fillmore.
“My favorite part of this restaurant is the diverse melting pot of people Downtown,” Doyle said. “It keeps things exciting.”
Located in a 1914 renovated bungalow on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Fillmore Street, it’s smack-dab in the middle of a residential area, living up to its “neighborhood tavern” concept.
True to form, the menu is filled with comfort food staples like mac and cheese, hot wings and burgers, but with a contemporary twist. Try the impeccably seasoned blackened fish tacos or Pad Thai for a delightful break from the ordinary. Wash it down with a cold beer from the Coronado Brewing Company, winner of the 2014 World Beer Cup, and you’ll want to move right into the neighborhood.
vigThis is the third Vig location in greater Phoenix, which opened its doors September 2013 and assimilated quickly into the Downtown Phoenix community.
With bocce ball court, large patio and live music, it’s easy to see why people love coming here.
“It’s the growth of Downtown that’s made this location possible,” Doyle said. “Anything we can contribute to that growth is a great thing.”
Location and Hours:
606 N. Fourth Ave. Open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-12 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Check out the Vig’s happy hour specials and brunch (featuring bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary bar) on the weekends.