Over 100 years of history

Situated at the crest of Virginia Street at First Avenue in Seattle, the V.I. — as it’s known to regulars — has a long and colorful Skid Road history dating back to 1903. The modern chapter began when Patrice Demombynes and Jim Fotheringham took stewardship in 1981, creating a friendly, eclectic watering hole, championing Northwest microbrews and local artists.
In 2019 Seattle restaurant veterans Karl Sexton and Craig Perez took the helm of this Seattle icon. Under their guidance the V.I. continues its storied run as an authentic piece of Seattle’s history and one of our city’s favorite local hangouts.

Courtesy of Michael Cirelli