The Vega is one of the only existing bars in the Heart, although many aren't even aware of its existence due to its location. Bars and restaurants are not common in the State due to the regulation on consumption of food and drink. Over the years, alcohol has been phased out in the central zones as a way of maintaining control over addictive and criminal behaviors. In the outer zones, alcohol is still legal, but residents largely use it as a way of numbing themselves to reality.
Tucked away in a run-down alley in Zone 7, The Vega is a front for the renowned terrorist organization, PHOENIX, serving as an occasional meeting place and one of many supply pick-up locations.