|Location||New York City, USA|
Vodka is the official restaurant of Vladimir Lem. Its premises used to be the Gothic Night Club Ragna Rock, but Lem buys and reopens it after he, according to him, put away his mobster mentality to settle down.
Reminders of Ragna Rock can be found throughout Vodka: there is a room containing old Ragna Rock logos and a drum set; the backstage area with the large sliding backdrop panels has been left little changed; the same guard chambers where Jack Lupino's men would store their weapons are now used as an armory filled with strikers by the Russians.
In addition to being a legal front for Vladimir Lem's criminal life, Vodka also serves as a base of operations for the Cleaners: their vans are parked in the premises and janitorial overalls and large cashes of weapons are found throughout the place.
Vodka is absent of any staff as it is only seen closed for renovations.
In 2003, one rainy night, Max Payne saves Vladimir Lem in Vodka from a large assault by the Italian Mafia thugs, personally led by Vincent Gognitti, who were aiming to kill the Russian mobster. The attack must have taken Lem by complete surprise, as his restaurant was virtually devoid of any of his great army of fighters, and Payne was only able to find Mike "The Cowboy" as the sole resisting defender. Max Payne and Mike together kill the Mafia men and Gognitti flees. Police are later seen investigating the aftermath of the shootout.
A night later, Max Payne, now wanting to take revenge for the pain he has been caused, himself storms the building, looking for Lem. He does not find the gangster but kills all the Russian goons and Cleaner commandos he comes across.
It is assumed that after Lem's death the restaurant was either closed down or sold to someone else.
- There are commercials for Vodka playing on televisions, with Vlad in them saying: "I am Vladimir Lem, and I am inviting you to the grand opening of my new restaurant Vodka."
- At Alfred Woden's manor, Vladimir Lem angrily tells Max Payne that the detective has wrecked his restaurant twice.
Two episodes of Captain BaseballBatBoy can be seen playing on Vodka's TVs.