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Tommy Vercetti: "What's the problem?"
Lance Vance: "Some bar is refusing to pay. They reckon they're protected by a local gang of thugs. But don't worry Tommy, I can handle it."
Tommy Vercetti: "You call this handling it? You two, off your asses... Let's go."
Lance Vance explains that the Front Page Café is refusing to pay protection because they are instead protected by a "local gang of thugs".

Bar Brawl is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City which protagonist Tommy Vercetti performs independently. The mission is triggered from the Vercetti Estate on Starfish Island, Vice City.


Tommy enters his mansion and sees Lance Vance at the bar. Lance explains that the Front Page Café is refusing to pay protection because they are instead protected by a "local gang of thugs". Tommy, angered at Lance's indifference to this, decides to deal with the issue himself and takes two of his bodyguards to the Front Page Café on Ocean Drive. Tommy kills the guards in front of the café and speaks to the cafe owner. The owner explains that DBP Security has been supplying his protection and tells Tommy to discuss it with them. Tommy drives to DBP Security's headquarters and attacks some of their guards, but two guards survive and escape on PCJ 600s with Securicars following them as backup. Tommy gives chase to the guards, who flee to the southeastern tip of Ocean Beach, and eventually kills them.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Take out the guards protecting the Front Page Bar and find out who supplied them.
  • Go and speak to the Front Page Bar Owner.
  • DPB security will know you are on your way, go and get them before they clear out.
  • Two more have made a run for it. Track them down and finish this.


The reward for completing this mission is $4,000 and the mission Cop Land is unlocked. The SPAS 12 can now be purchased from Ammu-Nation.

The player will also receive a $1,000 bonus for each Securicar they destroy.


Video Walkthroughs



  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the opening cutscene is "Ritmo De La Noche" by Al Di Meola. The song is not featured on any of the in-game radio stations.
  • The PCJ 600s used by the fleeing guards are fire-proof and bulletproof.
  • An Oceanic with three suitcases in the trunk can be found at DBP Security's headquarters. It can be obtained, but the suitcases will disappear once the mission is completed.