Downforce

Bid on and buy the car you think will win. Then drive the race by playing the right cards!

See details below.

Reservation INFO

  • Only one reservation per party per night.
  • Maximum reservation time is 2.5 hours, except for private rooms and specific nights.

THE DETAILS

High-stakes bidding on million-dollar race cars. Frantic bets placed in secret even as the cars race around the track. And to the victor, the biggest purse of all. But in the world of motor racing, the margin between victory and defeat can be a single moment: a steep banked turn, tires screaming and spitting out smoke, and the downforce, pressing you down in your seat and keeping you on the track as you make your move inside to pull ahead.

Downforce is a card-driven bidding, racing, and betting game for 2-6 players based on Top Race, the award-winning design by the legendary Wolfgang Kramer. Players first bid to own the six cars in the race, then they play cards from their hand to speed them around the track. However, most cards will also move their opponents’ cars. So figuring out just the right time to play a card is the key to victory. Along the way, players make secret bets on who they think will win the race. Whoever has the most money from their prize money, winning bets, and remaining bank wins.

Players

2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players, 5 Players, 6 Players

Game Length

Complexity

Lightweight

Mechanics

Bluffing, Hand Management, Unique Characters

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Reservation FAQs

Is Vigilante Kid Friendly?

Vigilante is a cocktail bar environment: we are not designed with kids in mind. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. We are 21+ after 10pm.

Can we make a reservation for more than 2.5 hours?

To ensure everyone gets to game, we limit table stays to 2.5 hours. If no party needs the table after your reservation we are happy to extend your stay at no cost. This happens frequently on weekdays. To book an extra long reservation, click here.

Do you allow outside food and beverage?

We do not allow any outside food and beverages, except for cakes/desserts for celebrating major life events. If you do bring such an item, please note we do not provide cutlery or plates. In accordance with health code, we may not store these items either.

How do I make a reservation for more than 8 people?

We have space for large parties. Please email hello(at)vigilantebar.com for assistance!